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John Holman Barr

About Me

John H. Barr, licensed by the United States Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, all United States Federal Courts in Texas.  Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Board Certified Civil Pretrial Lawyer, AV rated, Member of American Bar Assc, Texas Bar Assc, US Meixcan Bar Assc, US National Transportation Safety Board Bar Assc, Defense Research Institute, Texas Assc of Defense Counsel, TTLA, AAJ.  Handled large and small cases in trial and appeallate courts.


My lawfirm was founded by my father in 1933.  We hope to provide quality service at a reasonable price.   I return my phone calls timely.  


I have a Master Peace Officer certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education.  I have Served as a US Customs Officer; and a Texas Peace Officer.  I represent Police Agencies, Counties, Cities, Hospitals and School police agencies.


I have handled four Commerical Airline accidents; bridge collapse cases; highway defect; product liability actions; several expolsion cases; several large fire cases; train derailments;  many wrongful death, quadriplegic, and serious bodily injury claims


Active in Equestrian Sports.    I am a member of the Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Aviation: 5%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Clark B. Will

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Clark Will Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Burt Barr & Associates, L.L.P.

203 East Colorado Boulevard
Dallas, TX, 75203


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198109/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Civil Pretrial PracticeNational Board of Legal Specialists2012
Top Attorney in Texas-Personal Injury Defense: ProductsAmerican Registry2011
AV PreeminentLexisNexis2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2011
Circle of ExcellenceMerchant Circle2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Circle of ExcellenceMerchant Circle2010
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
AV Rated Top 3% of LawyersMartindale Hubble2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Texas Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Texas Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Top 4 Best Injury Defense Lawyers in Tarrant CountyFort Worth, Texas Magazine-Selected by Peers2001
Selected by Peers Top Defense AttorneyTarrant County Bar Association Ft. Worth Magazine2001
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocates2000
Outstanding and Dedicated Service as Special ProsecutorRockwall County1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBurt Barr & Associates, LLP1981 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - Present
Professional Liability Defense FederationMember2012 - Present
Oak Cliff Gateway Task ForceMember2011 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationAppointed Member-Standing Committee on Ethics2011 - Present
Texas Southwest Association of Cattle RaisersMember2004 - 2009
Texas Municipal Police Officer AssociationShooting Response Responder2000 - 2009
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mexican Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Transportation Safety Board Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
AeroPeru 603This was the fatal crash of Aeroperu flight #603 .
Jones, white, et al v Texas ChiliClient cleared name and recovered money
Food Borne Illness Cases Involving Bodily Injury/DeathAvailable Upon Request
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Publication NameTitleDate
Dallas ObserverThe John Wiley Price Investigation: Setting the Record Straight In More Ways Than One2011
Preston Hollow AdvocateQ&A 'Graffiti Czar' John Barr2011
Dallas Morning NewsEditorial-Hits and Misses2010
Dallas Morning NewsDallas County officials hire private lawyer for conflict-of-interest probe of DA Craig Watkins2010
Dallas ObserverJust Don't Call John Barr the "Graffiti Czar"2010
American Crane Owners and Operators ConferenceThe Plaintiff's Case- "Massive Injuries from Construction Crane"2008
Dallas Morning NewsDallas Lawyer John Barr rubs out graffiti despite city prohibition2008
The Dallas Morning NewsCrime Blog - Dallas Crime Numbers Continue to Improve2008
Tort Reform Legislative changes in Texas- Defense CounselTort Reform2007
Mexican American Bar Meeting Reforma MarquisLitigating Brain Injury2001
Dallas Morning NewsTaxi Firm Under Scrutiny Council Asked Not to Renew Permit2000
Mexican Centitro BancairoMoney Laundering, Defense of legitimate actions1997
Dallas ObserverBad Judgement1997
Reforma News PaperSalinas and AeroMexico, De Prevoisin1996
Legal Research International, Inc.The Mexico Report Volume V. Number 51996
San Antonio Express-NewsGOP sues S.A. lawyer over $1.3 million fees1995
The New York TimesMexican Airline Miracle Worker Now a Fugitive1995
Texas LawyerDallas Ad Litem Fights to Lower Fee1994
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of School of Law, San Antonio, TexasFinance-Risk ManagementBa, Jd.1980
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Basic Security Officer Training SeriesHosted the lecture of Danny Defenbaugh for Law Enforcement Television Network2010
Commerical InsuranceClaims2008
FrontlineMexico, Guns, Drugs, and Violence2003
USCS Conference in Coasta Ricaregulatory compliance of air cargo1999
KDFW TVBusiness involvement at school1979