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Benjamin D. Burnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Temple, TX

Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C.
15 N Main St
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: 254-743-7324
Fax: 254-774-9353
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Business Litigation (10%), Construction Litigation: Business (10%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%), Eminent Domain (10%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

A shareholder at Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C., Benjamin D. Burnett handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters. His firm is located in Temple, Texas, and he provides representation to clients throughout the state. Mr. Burnett attended the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business as an undergraduate, and he majored in marketing and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2007. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Houston Law Center, and in 2009, he was awarded his Juris Doctor.

A portion of Mr. Burnett’s caseload has centered on probate litigation, and he has represented fiduciaries as well as heirs and beneficiaries in will contests and related matters. He has wide experience in complex business litigation matters as well, and his work in this regard has encompassed partnership and shareholder disputes, allegations of fraud and contract breaches. Mr. Burnett has additionally worked on divorce and other litigation related to family law, and his trial and appellate experience has also encompassed the representation of clients who are adversely affected by proposed eminent domain takings as well as consumers who have been the victim of fraud and deceptive trade practices.

Mr. Burnett has been admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 2010, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas. The president of the Bell County Bar Association, his other professional memberships include the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court. Highly regarded by his colleagues, Mr. Burnett has an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%Eminent Domain
  • 20%Other
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Construction Defects, Will Contests, Guardianships & Conservatorships


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Benjamin D. Burnett

First Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Barrister, Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court
  • Member, Bell County Bar Association
  • President, Bell County Bar Association (2020)
  • Bell County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year (2013)
  • Member, Bell County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Temple Children’s Museum – Volunteer
  • Greater Fort Hood Soccer Referee Association (GFHSRA)
  • TASO Soccer Referee
  • USSF Referee – Grade 7+

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, 2007, University of Oklahoma
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Office Location for Benjamin D. Burnett

15 N Main St
Temple, TX 76501

Phone: 254-743-7324

Fax: 254-774-9353

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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