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Brandon Wilson Barnett

About me

Mr. Barnett is a founding partner in the law firm of Barnett Howard, and Williams PLLC. Prior to starting the law firm, he served for six years as an active-duty U.S. Marine judge advocate. Serving tours of duty at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the Pentagon, and Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, he served as a criminal trial lawyer, handling a broad range of cases involving assaultdrug offenses, fraud, larceny, possession of child pornography, sexual assault, rape, and more.


Mr. Barnett practices 100% criminal defense in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.  He is also a Military Judge in the Marine Corps Reserve and an adjunct law professor at Texas A&M University School of Law.  If you have a pending criminal case, please read Mr. Barnett's client reviews and give him a call to see if he can help you with your case.  He will take the time to sit down with you and answer your questions.


Brandon Barnett's practice areas include:


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. Sex Crime: 10%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jayson Nag

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    Jayson Nag DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Steve George Gebhardt

    I have known Brandon for several years. He as well as the other attorneys in his firm, are consummate professionals. They are always prepared when they come to court and always strive to put their client in the best possible position. He and his firm are advocates for their clients in every sense of the word. Additionally Brandon's experience with the military puts him ahead of most attorneys in the area when dealing with a military law issue. I endorse this lawyer.


    Steve Gebhardt Criminal Defense Attorney
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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200610/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal LawNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalU.S. Marine Corps2012
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement MedalU.S. Marine Corps2009
Donald M. Hunt Outstanding Barrister AwardTexas Tech University School of Law2006
Order of BarristersTexas Tech University School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Military JudgeUnited States Marine Corps2015 - Present
Adjunct Professor - Military JusticeTexas A&M University School of Law2015 - Present
Partner - Trial LawyerBarnett, Howard and Williams, PLLC2012 - Present
Military Justice AttorneyUnited States Marine Corps2006 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Defense2013 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitMember2010 - Present
Court of Appeals for Armed ForcesMember2010 - Present
Navy Marine Corps Court of Criminal AppealsMember2010 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Denton County Jury TrialNot Guilty
Tarrant County Domestic AssaultCase Dismissed
Military Board of InquiryRetained in Marine Corps
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogFort Worth Criminal Law Blog2015
Web Legal GuideTips for Criminal Defense Clients2015
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogJuvenile Determinate Sentencing2014
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogClearing Criminal Records in Texas2013
WestModern Military Justice2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLitigation & Dispute ResolutionLL.M - Master of Laws2012
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Texas Tech UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Modern Military Justice CourseMilitary Justice2015
West Coast Prosecutor Trianing 2011Prosecutorial Ethics2011
Marine Corps Victim Witness Assistance ConferenceArticle 120 and the Court-Martial Process2010
Texas Bar Admission CeremonyRemarks to Fellow Bar Members2006