Who We Are
Christopher J. Barber has been focusing on various estate planning and wealth preservation strategies for over two decades. Chris hung his shingle immediately after passing the bar with his solo practice in South East Houston. Estate planning became an interest after his father, a financial planner in California, referred Texas financial planners to him when he opened his practice.
Chris has lived in Houston most of his life and attended J. Frank Dobie High School before starting college at San Jacinto College South and Central Campuses. Chris was student body class president at San Jacinto South and President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He then transferred to Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos to gain his bachelor degree in Criminal Justice.
While at SWT, he was an active member of the Theta Tau Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity and was honored with the chapter Balfour Award in 1987. He was also a Resident Assistance (RA) and a member of Golden Key Honor Society. Chris, unknowingly met his future wife while at SWT as his signature is in her soroity (ADPi) pledge book….no, neither remembers meeting.
He attended Graduate school at Southwest Texas State and the University of Houston – Clear Lake before earning his law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston. During his third year at Thurgood Marshall, Chris was an intern for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Chris has been focusing on Estate Planning Law for almost 22 years.
Chris also has a law enforcement background working as a police supervisor for the City of Bellaire. He is an avid fan of aviation and has been a licensed pilot since 1983, a licensed earned while attending San Jacinto College Central Campus in Pasadena. He has built his own airplane, a Velocity SE, in which he enjoys flying and is a past President of Chapter 12, Houston Chapter Experimental Aviation Association (EAA).
Now, he has partnered with Sharon K. Jackson, who brings a strong litigation background to the venture for those times when someone didn’t plan properly (not with Chris, of course) needs a bit of help through the courts.
Sharon K. Jackson(fka Wendell)has worked in the legal field for over 30 years. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1983, she began working with an Estate Planning firm in Ohio before moving to Texas in 1985. While working for large law firms in the areas of litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and real estate law, Sharon pursued her Master’s Degree in English at the University of Houston.
While raising her three children and working full-time at a large law firm in Houston, Sharon attended the South Texas College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2003. After passing the Texas Bar Exam, she continued working as a litigator in the defense of petrochemical companies and “Big Oil.”
Once her children successfully graduated from Sam Houston State, Ohio State and Texas A&M, Sharon decided to take her education and experience and started her own solo practice in 2015. She successfully practiced on her own, but also made time to return to her writing of screenplays and short stories, and traveled the United States, South America and Europe.
Sharon initially met her law partner, Christopher J. Barber, in 2017 through her friend and Christopher’s wife, Stacy Brown Barber. Over the course of two years, Sharon and Chris realized their similarities of a solid character, strong work ethic and passion for the law. Combining their positivity and expertise, they formed Barber Jackson, PLLC in April 2919.
“I have an obsession for learning and passion for helping others. Joining forces with an established practitioner like Chris Barber allows me to assist individuals and companies with their legal needs in my learned areas of the law, such as litigation and IP, while developing our Estate Planning and Probate business.”
Client Services Director
Stacy, originally from Plano, Texas, has an extensive background in Real Estate and has been the Majoring in Social Engineering at Southwest State State University in San Marcos, Texas, where she pledged Alpha Delta Pi sorority, she brings years of organizational and client relation managment with her to BarberJackon. While we make a diligent effort to avoid mistakes, if you have a pressing problem, she is the one to turn to in order to get it right. We have every faith in both her warmth and ability.