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Paul D. Barkhurst, Jr.

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Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Barkhurst & Hinojosa PC
11107 Wurzbach Rd., Suite 701
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: 877-235-0691
Fax: 210-226-7802
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Eminent Domain, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business
Attorney Profile

A shareholder in the South Texas law firm of Barkhurst & Hinojosa PC, Paul D. Barkhurst Jr. handles real estate and business disputes, with a concentration in eminent domain litigation. He serves clients in the San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Houston areas.

Mr. Barkhurst graduated with honors from Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University. He later graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he served on the board of editors of the Texas Tech Law Review.

A former aviator with the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Barkhurst served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in the Air Force, working on military court-martial trials. He also represented the Air Force in civil litigation in a number of federal courts.

Today, Mr. Barkhurst is admitted to practice law in all Texas and Oklahoma state courts, all four districts of the U.S. district courts in Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.

Since co-founding his law firm in 2010, Mr. Barkhurst has distinguished himself in numerous reported cases. He is especially adept at representing clients in government takings cases, having earned victories for a number of ranch owners who faced the potential loss of land to power lines.

Mr. Barkhurst is affiliated with the American Inns of Court, the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas and the Judge Advocates Association, among other professional organizations. He is a frequent speaker for the International Right of Way Association and serves as a judge advocate for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 76.

About Paul D. Barkhurst, Jr.

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • City of San Antonio v. Kopplow Development, Inc., No. 04-09-00403-CV, 2010 WL 4336172 (Tex.App-San Antonio, Nov. 3, 2010, pet filed)
  • Bechtel Corp. v. City of San Antonio, 2006 WL 228689 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, n.p.h)
  • San Antonio Independent School Dist. City of San Antonio ex rel. San Antonio Water System, 2004 WL 2450919 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, pet. denied)
  • Onebeacon Lloyds of Texas v. SA Discount Liquors, Inc., 2005 WL 3338006 (W.D.Tex 2005)
  • Patillo v. City of San Antonio ex rel. San Antonio Water System, 161 S.W.3d 608 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, pet. denied)
  • Davis v. Weatherston, 2002 WL 871407 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, n.p.h)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Veteran's of Foreign Wars - Judge Advocate for Post 76
  • Texas Supreme Court 
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy - Graduate
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Air Force Association
  • Judge Advocate General's Association
  • Texas
  • American Inns of Court - Barrister
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • International Right of Way Association - Frequent Speaker
  • United States District Court of Oklahoma 
  • San Antonio Real Estate Discussion Group
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit 
  • American Legion
  • Board of Editors, Texas Tech Law Review
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal Bar Association-President of San Antonio Chapter
  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas 
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Court of Appeals of the Air Force
  • San Antonio Bar Association

Educational Background

  • B.A., with Honors, Southwest Texas State University


  • Phi Kappa Phi, Texas Tech University
  • AFROTC Distinguished Graduate , Southwest Texas State University
  • Order of the Coif, Texas Tech University
  • History Honor Society, Southwest Texas State University
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Office Location for Paul D. Barkhurst, Jr.

11107 Wurzbach Rd.
Suite 701
San Antonio, TX 78230

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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