BRANDON W. BARNETT

Brandon Barnett | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney

BRANDON W. BARNETT

EXPERIENCED

Brandon Barnett is a Fort Worth criminal attorney and founding partner of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. Prior to starting the law firm, he served for six years as an active-duty U.S. Marine judge advocate. As a Marine, he served as a criminal trial lawyer, handling a broad range of cases involving assault, drug offenses, fraud, larceny, possession of child pornography, sexual assault, rape, and more. Mr. Barnett faithfully served his country and was deployed to Iraq where he served with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate. Mr. Barnett is now exclusively focused on representing individuals in the Fort Worth and surrounding areas in criminal cases. He has handled over a thousand criminal cases from start to finish and enjoys a record of proven success for his clients.  Mr. Barnett continues to serve as a Major and Military Judge in the Marine Corps Reserve and an adjunct law professor at Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth.

ACCOMPLISHED

Mr. Barnett is first and foremost a trial lawyer. He enjoys litigation and is an effective advocate in the courtroom. Early in his Marine Corps career, Mr. Barnett established himself as one of the most talented young trial lawyers in the Corps, and was designated as a 4409 – Master of Criminal Laws. Mr. Barnett holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Litigation from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC and is recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association (2012, 2013). He was recently named a Top Attorney for Fort Worth, Texas (2014, 2015, 2016 – Fort Worth Magazine) and a Texas Super Lawyer – Rising Star (2015, 2016 – Thomson Reuters).  His client reviews speak to his solid reputation as a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney.

GROUNDED

Mr. Barnett was born and raised in Arlington, TX. He loves all things Texas and is a lifelong fan of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. He has written two childrens books about the Marine Corps. His hobbies include pretending to be a monster while chasing his high-spirited children around the house, triathlons, golf, hunting, and reading. Mr. Barnett and his family attend Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Texas.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense | DWI | Domestic Violence | Theft Crimes | Juvenile Defense | Sex Crimes | Drug Crimes | Expunctions & Non-Disclosures | Federal Crimes | Violent Crimes | Weapons Charges | White-Collar Crimes | Computer Crimes

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2009
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 2009

Honors & Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Tech Alumni Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Countryside Bible Church, Member, 2012 – Present

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    LL.M., Master of Laws
    Honors: With High Honors
    Major: Litigation
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    J.D., Juris Doctor
    Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Major: Political Science
  • Marine Corps University – Expeditionary Warfare School
  • Marine Corps University – Command and Staff College

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corps, Judge Advocate – Captain, 2006 – 2012
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, Judge Advocate – Major, 2012 – Present
  • Military Judge, United State Marine Corps Reserve, 2015 – Current
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, 2015 – Present

FORT WORTH

Primary Location
209 W. 8th St

Fort Worth, TX 76102
817.993.9249

KELLER

*By Appointment Only
204 S. Main St #195
Keller, Texas 76248
817.482.6770