Barbara Ann Radnofsky Interview

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Practicing law on both sides of the docket, Barbara Ann Radnofsky is a mother, wife, teacher, and mediator. Texas educated, she’s a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Houston and an honors graduate from University of Texas Law School. In 2006, after 27 years of law practice, Barbara Ann left Vinson & Elkins as Head of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section to become the first woman in history to serve as the Texas Democratic U.S. Senate nominee. She was the first woman at Vinson & Elkins to have children as an associate and attain partnership. Texas has never had a woman Attorney General.

Barbara Ann was honored as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas in 1988. She has been listed for the past 17 years in “Best Lawyers in America" in four areas: dispute resolution, medical malpractice, personal injury, and health care law. In 1999, Barbara Ann successfully petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to prohibit defective barbecue lighters with estimated annual savings of millions of dollars and hundreds of lives.

Barbara Ann is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and a Board Member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association (Houston). Since 1994, Barbara Ann has been a volunteer peer mediation teacher in both public and private schools. A community leader, Barbara Ann served on the boards of the Anti-Defamation league and the Houston Urban Debate League. Barbara Ann long served as a volunteer peer mediation teacher in Houston’s schools. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and Board Member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association (Houston).

She and her husband are active in supporting the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, enabling museum displays of the scrolls and commissioning publication of a scrolls volume. They are co-owners of the Brazos Bookstore, an independent bookstore and Houston tradition.  

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