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Daniel barrett

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Dan Barrett brings more than forty years of civil litigation expertise to bear on problems for property owners in construction defect and first-party insurance cases. He is a past President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a former member of ABOTA’s National Board. Accomplished on both sides of the docket, Mr. Barrett was a state Director of both the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, as well as President of the Tarrant County plaintiffs’ and defense bars. He held specialty certificates from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. 

Mr. Barrett has represented clients in Texas courts ranging from individuals to multi-national corporations to municipalities and other governmental entities. His business litigation experience encompasses construction defect cases as well as insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. He is relentless in seeking justice and compensation for public and private owners of all stripes in cases involving engineers, architects, planners, general contractors, and specialty subs. 

  • AIA & Beyond: Protecting Cities as Building Owners” – Texas City Attorney’s Association Conference – June 2023
  • Author of Cheaper to Kill than to Maim – A Patient’s Guide to Medical Malpractice in Texas PSG Books; September 2002; ISBN 0-9659273-4-2  
  • “Eminent Domain for the General Practitioner” – Presentation – State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division – District 3 meeting – June 2013 
  • “Non-conforming Remainders – The City’s Perspective” Presentation – International Right of Way Association – North Texas Chapter 36, Spring Seminar – April 2013 
  • “Rule 202 Depositions of the Government – Cracks in the Shield or Spitting into the Wind?” State Bar of Texas – Suing and Defending Governmental Entities – July 2010 
  • “Fort Worth Court furthers fetus/baby arguments” – Guest Column – Fort Worth Business Press – November 7- 13, 2003 
  • “Malpractice by the Legislature” – Op Ed – Fort Worth Star Telegram – June 9, 2003 
  • “Malpractice fight has eerily similar insanity to it” – Guest Column – Fort Worth Business Press – March 7-13, 2003 
  • “Doctors and lawyers” – Op Ed – Fort Worth Star Telegram – January 13, 2003 
  • “Defending trial lawyers: We’re not buying candidates” – Guest Column – Fort Worth Business Press – November 8, 2002 
  • “Bleeding away our rights” – Op Ed – Fort Worth Star Telegram – October 13, 2002 
  • “Justice isn’t an item on a medical balance sheet” – Op Ed – Dallas Morning News – September 9, 2002 
  • “‘Malpractice Reform’ shoves aside patients” – Op Ed – Fort Worth Star Telegram; Dallas Morning News – April & May 2002 
  • “Accountability for Health Care is Sorely Lacking” – Guest Column – Fort Worth Business Press – March 8, 2002 
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2003-2012, 2020-2023
  • Member of the Texas House of Representatives, elected to represent District 97 – 2007 – 2009; Committees: Land and Resource Management; Pensions and Investments 
  • Former President – Fort Worth Chapter American Board of Trial Advocates 
  • Former National Board of Directors – American Board of Trial Advocates 
  • Former State Board of Directors – Texas Association of Defense Counsel 
  • Former State Board of Directors – Texas Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Former President – Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Former President – Tarrant County Civil Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Former Director – Tarrant County Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Texas 
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • BA: The University of Texas at Austin 
  • JD: Texas Tech University School of Law