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Brandon Barnes focuses on civil litigation, with extensive experience representing individuals and companies in numerous areas of the law, including personal injury, commercial disputes, real property, and complex construction-defect litigation.

Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Brandon prosecuted and defended multiple jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations while in private practice and has already developed a reputation as a formidable trial attorney.  While working in private practice, Brandon successfully defended multi-million-dollar construction defect allegations and obtained a favorable settlement for his client.  He has worked on appellate matters related to the exercise of certain constitutional rights and issues of municipal government’s claim of sovereign immunity.

Representative Experience

Obtained arbitration award for $240,000, including attorney’s fees, on behalf of defendant clients in construction defect case.

Obtained a take nothing jury verdict on Plaintiff’s claims for injury and damages on behalf of defendant client in a personal injury case.

Obtained appellate relief on issue of first impression for the Texas Fourth Court of Appeal on a City’s claim of sovereign immunity from suit in a breach of contract case, reversing the trial court’s finding of immunity.

Negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of clients in numerous personal injury and construction defect cases through mediation and informal dispute resolution.

Argued and defeated numerous summary judgments on behalf of clients in civil cases involving breach of contract claims, personal injury, construction defects, and insurance law.

Professional Recognition

United States Supreme Court Historical Society

Hughes-Gossett Award

U.S. Department of Commerce

Import-Export Fellowship

Related Services

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Education, Admissions & Activities


St. Mary's University School of Law

J.D., 2015
Dean's List
American Constitution Society

Texas State University

B.A., magna cum laude, 2012
Dean's List

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas


Professional and Community Activities

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Pro-bono Attorney

Austin Bar Association