Barry L. Hardin

Barry L. Hardin

Dallas, Texas

Barry Hardin is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience in civil litigation.  His practice is focused in commercial litigation, construction litigation, and employment law.  Mr. Hardin is recognized in the 2016 and 2017 Editions of Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. Hardin has also been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by the publishers of Texas Monthly Magazine every year since 2009.  Mr. Hardin is rated AV Preeminent (its highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell.


Representative Matters

A sampling of published opinions and representative matters handled by Mr. Hardin include the following:

●          Obtained jury trial verdict in commercial real estate dispute and upheld trial court judgment throughout appellate process to the Texas Supreme Court. Longfellow v. RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., 2008 WL 2404233 (Tex.App. - Ft. Worth, 2008)

●          Successful defense of business in FLSA collective action. Carrell, et al., v. L&S Plumbing Partnership, Ltd., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84391 (S.D. Tex. 2011)

●          Obtained Summary Judgment in suit seeking class action certification and recovered costs for client in same. Sherrill v. RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., 4:10cv690 (E.D.Tex. 2012)

●          Successful appeal before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in employment discrimination suit. Neely v. News America Publishing, Inc., 52 F.3d 1067 (5th Cir. 1995)

          Obtained Summary Judgment as well as award of attorney's fees in commercial dispute. Bosch v. Crestar Bank, 2003 WL 21545929 (5th Cir. 2003)

●          Negotiated $1 Million settlement on behalf of contractor against product manufacturer in dispute arising from sale of defective plumbing parts

●          Representation of businesses in wide range of contract and business disputes, including construction, employment, real estate, and intellectual property matters

●          Representation of contractors in defense of claims involving allegations of defective workmanship in commercial, multi-family, and residential construction projects

●          Representation of contractors in wrongful death and other suits arising from construction worksite injuries

●          Representation of businesses in product liability matters

●          Representation of businesses in wrongful death and other suits arising from alleged premises defects

●          Representation of architects and engineers in defense of design defect claims arising in both commercial and residential projects

●          Representation of general contractors and subcontractors in construction payment claims

●          Representation of employers in wide range of employment disputes, including enforcement and defense of non-competition claims, FLSA overtime claims, and discrimination claims

●          Representation of businesses in landlord/tenant disputes

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Texas


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: National Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Member of The Review of Litigation
  • University of Arkansas
    • M.B.A. - 1984
  • Ouachita Baptist University
    • B.A. - 1983

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, 2009 - 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016