Michael C. Barrett, founder and chairman of Texas-based Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel LLP, passed away at his home on Jan. 11. Greatly respected and admired by his peers, Barrett was a man of remarkable generosity, and he was recognized as a pioneer and leader in the mortgage banking industry.
Born in Salt Lake City and raised in Sherman, Texas, Barrett was the son of stockbroker Harry V. Barrett Jr. and high school English teacher Cloriene Slaughter Barrett. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Barrett was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Supreme Courts of Texas and Colorado, as well as every federal district court in Texas. He was a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, American College of Mortgage Attorneys and State Bar of Texas, and also served as a frequent advisor on mortgage banking issues for the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Legislature.
His passionate support for many charitable and public service organizations included work with Hope's Door, KickStart and Dallas Junior Forum. An avid supporter of veteran's causes and the Addison Police Department, Barrett also founded BDF Homeworks Foundation to provide key financial support to many local charities.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Jacqueline M. Barrett, son Paul A. Barrett and sister Suzanne Glidden.
SOURCE: Androvett Legal Media & Marketing