Ms. Barger has experience in both trial and appellate matters. In private practice, she has assisted in or handled all phases of litigation for a wide variety of clients involved in insurance defense and coverage, products liability, premises liability, personal injury, and commercial lawsuits in state and federal court. While at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, she researched legal and factual issues, made recommendations to the judges, and assisted the judges in drafting and editing opinions regarding a wide variety of complex civil and criminal appeals, as well as original proceedings.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Barger has submitted briefs and argued cases in the Supreme Court of Texas, in several intermediate appellate courts throughout Texas, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a frequent speaker on various appellate and insurance coverage issues. For 2019 she has also been recognized by BL Rankings, LLC as among the Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Law, as well as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People by H Texas Magazine. Texas Super Lawyers® (published by Thomson Reuters) named her as a Top Rated Appellate Attorney in 2019.


  • Partner, Wright Close & Barger, LLP,  2018 – present
  • Partner, Wright & Close, LLP,  2012 – 2017
  • Associate, Wright & Close, LLP,  2010 – 2011
  • Associate, Wright Brown & Close, LLP,  2007 – 2010
  • Staff Attorney, Fourteenth Court of Appeals,  2005 – 2007
  • Associate, Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Martin,  2004 – 2005
  • Associate, Phelps Dunbar,  2002 – 2003
  • Briefing Attorney, Fourteenth Court of Appeals,  2001 – 2002


  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas (Appellate Section)
  • Council Member, Houston Bar Association (Appellate Section)
  • State Bar of Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals


  • Best Lawyers® (publ. by BL Rankings, LLC) – 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers® (publ. by Thompson Reuters) – 2019 to present
  • Texas Rising Stars® (publ. by Thompson Reuters) – 2012 – 2015