Benjamin D. Burnett

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Temple, Texas

Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C.
Benjamin D. Burnett
Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C.

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2010

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C.

15 N Main St
Temple, TX 76501 Visit website


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

Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Eminent Domain, Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2010, Texas

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Temple Children’s Museum – Volunteer
  • Greater Fort Hood Soccer Referee Association (GFHSRA)
  • TASO Soccer Referee
  • USSF Referee – Grade 7+
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Bell County Bar Association
  • Barrister, Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, 2007, University of Oklahoma

Office location for Benjamin D. Burnett

15 N Main St
Temple, TX 76501

Phone: 254-743-7324


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

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