Holly Barnes

Of Counsel

Holly Barnes handles a broad array of business litigation cases. She also has substantial experience in intellectual property litigation where she has particularly excelled at representing patent holders against some of the world’s largest companies.

Before entering The University of Houston Law Center, Holly, who holds an undergraduate degree in genetics, worked as a bioanalytical development associate for Tanox, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNOX; now a part of Genentech, Inc.; NYSE: DNA), where she designed and implemented quality assurance methodologies for the production of monoclonal antibodies. While attending law school, Holly worked for the General Counsel for Baylor College of Medicine, and later she worked for a boutique law firm focused on contingency fee patent litigation.

After graduating from law school, Holly joined that intellectual property boutique and remained there until 2012 when she joined a full-service litigation firm. Prior to joining Meade Neese & Barr LLP in 2017, Holly served as opposing counsel in a hard-fought case against one of Meade Neese & Barr LLP’s clients. Having experienced Holly’s tenacity, Meade Neese & Barr LLP was honored when Holly agreed to join the firm as an Of Counsel attorney in 2017.


  • Texas A&M University, BS in Genetics, 2000
  • University of Houston Law Center, JD, 2004
    • Dean’s Merit Scholarship