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Mr Robert E. Barnhill

Financial Specialist

Robert E. Barnhill, III, is an Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist and Certified Financial Planner designee from Lubbock, Texas, where he practices in the areas of Estate, Retirement, and Individual Tax Planning.  

Bob graduated from Texas Tech University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and in 1980 with a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Bob graduated Magna Cum Laude from Law School and was named to the Order of the Coif. Bob worked for two years with the Private Business Advisory Services department of the Dallas office of Peat, Marwick, Main.  

Upon returning to Lubbock, he worked for two law firms before starting his own solo practice in 1985. Since 1986, he has served as an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University in the Colleges of Business Administration and Human Sciences. Bob has taught: Management and the Business Environment, Administrative Policy, Business Enterprises, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, and is currently teaching Advanced Individual Taxation in the Personal Financial Planning Department.  

He is President of L*I*V*E Speakers, Inc., a training and speaking firm. For the last twenty-nine years, Bob has taught courses for a variety of professional associations including the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, Surgent & Associates, and the Texas Extension Education Foundation, Inc. 

Some of the courses Bob has taught are: Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts; Fiduciary Income Tax Return Workshop; Modern Approach to Fiduciary Accounting; Estate and Gift Taxation; Analysis and Role of Investments in Personal Financial Planning; Successful Financial Planning for Retirement; Executive Compensation: Structuring the Pay Package; Wealth Accumulation Planning; Wealth Utilization and Transfer; Fringe Benefit and Business Succession; and Current Employee Benefit Issues. Other books he has authored include Understanding Estate and Gift Taxation, Entities for Wealth Transfer, Business Law Trends, Special Issues in Business Law, Leadership: Today and Tomorrow and Accounting & Reporting for Estates and Trusts.

Robert has been involved in many professional and community associations.  In 1989-90 and 2000-03, he served as President of the West Texas Chapter of the Financial Planning Association and in 1988-89, he served as the Chairman of the Small Business Committee of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.  During 1996-97, he served as the International President of Toastmasters International and has received many awards as a Toastmaster. 

Bob is a member of the American Bar Association, AICPA, TSCPA, National Speakers Association, and various other professional associations. In 1992, Bob was awarded the title of Accredited Speaker by Toastmasters International and has been named as an Outstanding Discussion Leader by the AICPA.