Of Counsel

Cami Gildner Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney

Cami Gildner

Of Counsel

Cami Gildner Fort Worth Sexual Assault Defense Attorney


Ms. Gildner is a criminal defense lawyer who is Of Counsel with Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. Cami teamed up with BHW after spending nearly a decade as a prosecutor with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Denton County District Attorney’s Office. She has tried over 120 jury trials in both felony and misdemeanor courtrooms. She has extensive knowledge of how criminal cases are investigated by law enforcement and how they are prosecuted by the State. During her tenure as a prosecutor she developed a specialization in victim-based crimes, including family violence offenses and sex crimes. Cami’s deep institutional knowledge is an asset to her clients. Cami understands that the criminal justice system can be intimidating and isolating to those charged with a crime. She takes the time to get to know her clients and to make sure they understand the process every step of the way.


Ms. Gildner graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in neuropsychology. She received a Masters in Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University. She then received her juris doctor with honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While in law school, she studied international criminal law in Oxford, England. She won a coveted internship with the United States Attorney’s Office in their criminal division where she was able to assist with criminal cases affecting interstate commerce. She also participated in four national trial advocacy competitions, including two in Washington DC.


Cami Gildner is the fourth generation of her family to be raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Her deep love of community inspires her to support the local arts thru the Van Cliburn Association and the Junior Women’s Club. She is the mother of three young children who keep her busy, but when she has free time she enjoys painting florals and landscapes in watercolor. She and her family attend First United Methodist Church in downtown Fort Worth.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense | DWI | Domestic Violence | Theft Crimes | Sex Crimes | Drug Crimes | Expunctions & Non-Disclosures | Federal Crimes | Violent Crimes | Computer Crimes

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Criminal Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Van Cliburn Association, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Junior Women’s Club, Fort Worth, Texas
  • First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas


SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas

  • Juris Doctor
  • With Honors

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Masters Degree – Liberal Arts

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Neuropsychology

Past Employment Positions

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, Of Counsel, 2019 – Present
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, 2014 – 2019
Denton County District Attorney’s Office, 2010 – 2014


930 W. 1st St., Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX 76102


101 Quest Court
Keller, Texas 76248