The Honorable Barbara B. Rollins

Taylor County Court at Law No. 2, Department retired


The Hon. Barbara B. Rollins (Ret.) served as a judge for the Taylor County Court at Law No. 2 in Texas. Rollins joined the bench in 1988 and retired in 2010. She returned to the bench in 2015, a position to which she was appointed after her successor, the Hon. Sam Carroll, passed away. She held this post until 2016.
Rollins earned a B.S. from McMurry College in 1969. She spent the next year teaching Spanish and English to seventh and eighth graders in Brownfield before moving to Nashville, where she completed an M.A. in Christian education at Scarritt College for Christian Workers in 1972. When she returned to Texas, she worked as the Director of Christian Education at Matthews Memorial United Methodist Church in Fort Worth as well as a legal secretary for Niemann & Niemann Law Firm in Austin. Then, in 1979, Rollins completed a J.D. at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
After graduating from law school, Rollins entered into private practice. She first worked as an associate at Bradbury & Tippen, quickly rising through the ranks to become a named partner. She held this position until her election to the bench, when she became the first female Republican elected to a county-wide position in Taylor County.
Her memberships have included the Abilene Writers Guild, the Friends of the Abilene Public Library, and the Abilene Rotary Club.
Born and raised in Bryan, Rollins is a seventh-generation Texan and identifies as a United Methodist. She is the daughter of a sheet metal manufacturer and a teacher. She is also a founding partner in Silver Boomer Books, a publishing company.
She is registered as a Republican.

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