On June 7, 2016, following her runoff election victory, Laura Barker was appointed by the Commissioner’s Court as judge of Williamson County Court at Law #2. Judge Barker was sworn in on June 17, 2016.
Prior to being appointed as judge, Judge Barker had a private law practice concentrating in criminal and juvenile law. She previously served as President of the Williamson County Bar Association, is a Co-Founder of the Women Lawyer’s Section of the Williamson County Bar Association, and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed on only the top third of 1% of Texas attorneys each year.
Judge Barker graduated from Bowie High School in Austin, Texas in 1995. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas in 1999. She received her law degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas in 2002.
Judge Barker lives in Georgetown with her husband, Allan Jones, and her son, Gavin. Judge Barker and her family are members of Wellspring United Methodist Church in Georgetown.