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Michael "Tate" Barkley

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  • Office: 101 Communications Bldg
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  • Phone: (713) 743-2873
Professor Barkley has been a practicing attorney for more than 16 years and is also a founding member of Bain & Barkley, A Partnership of Professional Corporations based in Sugar Land, Texas. He received his Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991. His litigation and trial experience consists of communications law, consumer and labor claims, medical malpractice and commercial disputes, as well as insurance defense.  


  • Trained by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  •  Certified Prejudice Reduction Trainer with the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)
  • 1991 Admission to State of Texas Bar
  • 1990 Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law
  • 1987 Bachelors of Arts in Government, The University of Texas , Austin , Texas

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  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  •  Business and Professional Communications
  • Communications Law and Ethics

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Selected Publications

  • Successful Ethical Decision Making: Get What You Want Without Getting Into Trouble, BookSurge Publishing, February, 2008


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Affiliations and Links

  • The Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable
  • The Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, the State Bar of Texas
  • National Speakers Association - Houston Chapter.
  • Certified Prejudice Reduction Trainer for the National Coalition Building Institute
  • Leadership Council of the Southern Poverty Legal Center
  • National Speakers Association – Houston Chapter
  • Former Chairman of the District 20, Speaker Meeting for the Houston Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Accredited Mediator for the Tarrant County Alternative Dispute Resolution Center
  • Former Chairman of the City of Arlington Teen Court Advisory Counci


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