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Faculty Bio

Michael "Tate" Barkley

101 Communications Bldg

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


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

Selected Publications

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