Dallas City Attorney

Appellate Coordinator

Litigation Division

Appellate Section

Barbara Rosenberg joined the Dallas City Attorney's Office in 2003. Her practice focuses on appellate law, prosecuting and defending appeals as well as advising and consulting with other City Attorneys on litigation issues with appellate ramifications.


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio
    Juris Doctor with distinction, 1976
    Notes Editor and Associate Editor of St. Mary's Law Journal
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Political Science, 1971

Affiliations & Activities

  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1976
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern District of Texas, and the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeal College of the State Bar
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation and Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Texas and Dallas Bar Associations
  • Member & Past Chair, Texas Supreme Court's Implementation Task Force for the Gender Bias Study of the Courts

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, Sound Recordings, Performance Rights and Digital Distribution of Music published in E-Copyright Law Handbook (Aspen Law & Business 2002)

Prior Experience

  • Fifth District Court of Appeals at Dallas - Associate Justice from 1992-1994 and as an Assigned Justice from 1999 until August 2003
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas Wesleyan School of Law
  • Judicial Positions - Associate Judge, 330 th District Court, Dallas, 1984-91 and Associate Municipal Judge, City of Dallas 1977-84
  • Private Practice of Law, 1976-84 & 1995-99, class action and complex litigation, school law, banking, consumer, bankruptcy, credit union law, family law, wills and probate, real estate