Barry Barnett

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
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
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 can match my combination of credentials, 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:


  • First of two years of recognition. , Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Second year of recognition., Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation in Houston, Best Lawyers, 2019

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

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.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author, "Techniques for Expediting and Streamlining Litigation" for American Bar Association Section of Litigation's second and third editions of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (2005-15). Contributor, 2013 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (2014). Creator and blogger-in-chief, The Contingency. Interviews by and articles for NPR's "Marketplace" report, Law Blog of The Wall Street Journal, Texas Lawyer, ABA Journal, business torts "Hot Topics" by the Litigation Section of the Texas Bar Association, Kansas City Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Blawg Review, Texas Cable News, D CEO, and Dallas Business Journal. Author and speaker at continuing legal education seminars, including "The Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015" for Oil & Gas Law Conference, Institute for Energy Law, "Trying a Class Action" for Litigation Counsel of America, "Antitrust and Class Certification" for Practicing Law Institute; "The Brave New World of Class Certification in Antitrust Cases" for Dallas Bar Association; "Techniques for Expediting and Streamlining Litigation" for the Harris County Civil District Judges Summer Conference; "How to Bust or Follow Through with an Arbitration" for the State Bar of Texas's Advanced Civil Trial Course; "Rule-Making and How It Affects Your Practice" for the State Bar of Texas's Advanced Personal Injury Law Course; "Current Developments in Business Litigation", American Bar Association., Author and Speaker, The Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015, 66th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, Center For American And International Law, Institute For Energy Law, 2015


Representative Clients:

  • Public companies: AmWINS, A.H. Belo, Cisco Systems, EMC, Encana Oil & Gas (USA), ENSCO, Forest Oil, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New Century Financial, The Shaw Group, Trammell Crow Company, and Texas Instruments. Private companies: ACADIA, All Smiles Dental, Delaware Basin Resources, Duane Reade, Energy Future Holdings, Gobeli Research, Insight Equity, International Securities Exchange, Luminant Generation, Luminant Mining, Mewbourne Oil & Gas, Morris & Dickson Co., Neiman Marcus Group, Oak Hill Capital, Olympia Minerals, Swift Cash, Valor Equity, Virgin America, Wagner & Brown, Ltd. Individuals: Directors of Energy Future Competitive Holdings Co.

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Banking & Finance
  • Computer Chips And Software
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power Generation
  • Private Equity
  • Telecommunications
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Office Location for Barry Barnett

8115 Preston Road
Suite 575
Dallas, TX 75225

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Last Updated: 6/23/2019

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