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Brandon Barnes focuses his practice primarily on representing construction and design professionals in multi-party, complex litigation and pre-suit claims. His practice also includes representing individuals and companies in numerous areas of the law, such as personal injury, commercial and contract disputes, real property, and corporate governance.

He has defended general contractors and subcontractors in arbitration, and district courts ranging from multi-million dollar commercial structures, infrastructure projects, and public works projects to luxury high-rise condominiums, multi-family and single-family residential construction.  Brandon’s practice routinely involves the interpretation and application of the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act while representing contractors.

Brandon regularly defends construction design professionals against claims of professional negligence in arbitration and district courts. Brandon has defended the designs of national and regional architectural firms in claims involving medical facilities, infrastructure projects, public works projects, multi-family housing, and engineering firms of multiple disciplines.

Representative Experience

Defended $30 million claim against materials engineering firm involving public-private partnership infrastructure project.

Defended national charter school developer in multiple suits involving allegations of construction defects.

Collaborated with a team of attorneys to implement and execute a discovery review protocol of over 1.7 million documents.

Lead the defense of architectural firm involving the design of an ambulatory surgical center and obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of the client.

Defended national electrical contractor in multi-million-dollar suit involving an assisted living facility.

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.

Obtained numerous favorable settlements on behalf of design and construction clients across the state.

Argued and defeated numerous summary judgments on behalf of clients in claims involving breach of contract and warranty, DTPA, 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

Education

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

Texas

2015

Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Western
2018

Professional and Community Activities

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Pro-bono Attorney

Austin Bar Association