Barry Barnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
8115 Preston Road, Suite 575
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: 866-754-1900
Fax: 214-754-1933
Email: Barry Barnett
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Smart people like you trust me to help them get superior outcomes in their high-stakes disputes, whether on the plaintiff side or on defense. No one in Texas and New York can match my combination of skill, experience, and willingness to share risk. Accepting large cases only. Licensed in Texas and New York.

Certificates and Credentials

About Barry Barnett

Admitted: 1985, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Executive Committee Member and Trustee, Center for American and International Law. Alumnus member, Texas Lyceum. Former Trustee, Greenhill School. Trustee, New-York Historical Society. Director, Ivy Football Association.

Representative Clients

  • Public companies: Alaska Airlines, Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Hinduja Global Solutions, Vistra Energy, Whiting Petroleum, and Yale University. Private companies: Delaware Basin Resources, Morris & Dickson Co., Oak Hill Capital, Olympia Minerals, Venado Oil & Gas, and Virgin America. 


Educational Background

  • B.A., magna cum laude, History (honors) and Economics, Yale University, 1981
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow, American College of Trail Lawyers, 2014
  • Elected Member, American Law Institute. Member, State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Section of Litigation and Section of Antitrust Law; American Association for Justice; Dallas Bar Association; Houston Bar Association; Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, Dallas Bar Foundation, and Houston Bar Foundation., 2010
  • Executive Committee, Center for American and International Law


  • First of three years of recognition in Houston, Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation in Houston, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Third year of Lawyer of the Year Recognition in Houston, Lawyer of the Year for Patent Litigation in Houston, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Second year of recognition., Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation in Houston, Best Lawyers, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Daily updates on appellate decisions affecting high-stakes commercial disputes. , Editor and publisher, The Contingency, Twitter, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Oil & Gas
  • Oilfield Services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Securities
  • Technology
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Office Location for Barry Barnett

8115 Preston Road
Suite 575
Dallas, TX 75225

Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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