Barrera Morales, Marissa

Marissa Barrera Morales

Marissa Barrera Morales has been practicing law since 2005 and has a wide-ranging experience in criminal law, family law and probate law. Prior to joining the Morales Law Firm, Mrs. Morales was a prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Mrs. Morales tried over thirty jury trials including DWI, theft and Interference with Public Duties. Mrs. Morales left the District Attorney’s Office in May of 2008 to begin private practice. In private practice Mrs. Morales served as co-counsel on a murder case in which a jury acquitted the defendant of murder and found in favor of the lesser charge of Aggravated Manslaughter. Mrs. Morales has also been successful in DWI jury trials and continues to fight for her client’s rights in the following areas practice areas: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Contempt, and Adoption and CPS cases.  Mrs. Morales also handles Guardianships, Heirships, Administration of Estates and Probates Wills.

Prior to attending law school, Mrs. Morales was a credit analyst for Comerica Bank in the Real Estate Lending Department. Mrs. Morales graduated from Baylor Law School in February of 2005. After law school, Mrs. Morales served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara Hervey of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Practice Areas

  • Family
  • Criminal Law


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 02/2005
  • University of Texas At Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 05/2001
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: Spanish
    • Minor: Marketing

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Past Positions

  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, July 2006 - May 2008
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Clerkship - Briefing Attorney, March 2005 - July 2006


  • 2021 Best Female Lawyer in San Antonio – Published by Scene in San Antonio
  • 2020 Best Lawyers in San Antonio – Selected by Peer Recognition - Published in the Scene in San Antonio
  • 2019 10 Best Law Firms – Published by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018 Life Fellow San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • 2017 Top Family Law Lawyers – As Selected By Their Peers – Published in San Antonio Scene Magazine
  • 2012 Top Lawyer – As Selected By Their Peers – Published in San Antonio Scene Magazine

Pro-Bono Activities

  • National Charity League, 2019 to Present
  • National Charity League - Grade Level Advisor, 2021 to Present
  • Voss Cotillion Chair, 2021 to Present
  • YMCA Volleyball Coach, 2018 to 2021
  • Faith Formation Teacher – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2017 to 2020
  • San Antonio Junior League, 2006 to 2008

Fraternities & Sororities

  • Chi Omega

Professional Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association - Family Law Section, Member, 2006 to Present
  • The Texas Bar Association, Member, 2005 to Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 to 2008
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem by Texas Bar Association, 2018 to Present
  • Guest Lecturer – Baylor Law School, 2021