Barry J. Brooks’s practice focuses on business, construction, and employment law and almost any appellate matters in federal and state court. Mr. Brooks also handles selected family law and personal injury matters.
Mr. Brooks began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Nathan B. Coats of the Colorado Supreme Court. He also served as a law clerk to United States Senator John Cornyn of Texas.
From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Brooks practiced in the litigation section of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he learned from some of the best lawyers in the country how to effectively manage a lawsuit. From there, Mr. Brooks practiced at a construction litigation firm in Dallas prior to relocating his practice to Rockwall, Texas and forming Brooks Law Group, PLLC.
Prior to law school, Mr. Brooks worked as a civil engineer in Texas and Colorado where he managed and designed construction projects from preliminary feasibility through final construction for residential, commercial, and “big box” type projects. As an engineer, Mr. Brooks recognized that lawyers, engineers, and other construction professionals often have a difficult time communicating with each other even when they are on the same side. By speaking both languages, Mr. Brooks can bridge that gap of misunderstanding, allowing him and Brooks Law Group, PLLC to effectively and efficiently represent clients in almost any construction related claim.
Mr. Brooks earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999, where he was a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and served as a company commander. He earned his J.D. in 2004 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he graduated in the top 3% of his class, served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Denver University Law Review, and received numerous awards for scholastic excellence, student leadership, and academic achievement.
Mr. Brooks is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Rockwall Bar Association. He was a member of the Rockwall County Leadership Class, 2010-2011, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Lone Star CASA, Inc., which provides a voice for abused children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties. Mr. Brooks also currently serves on the Heath City Council as the Council Member for Place 4. An avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete, Mr. Brooks has competed in six marathons and numerous triathlons, including five Ironman events and the Ironman World Championships 70.3.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||09/28/2020|
|Partner||Brooks Law Group, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Griffith Nixon Davison, P.C.||2009 - 2010|
|Attorney||Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP||2005 - 2009|
|Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Nathan B. Coats||Colorado Supreme Court||2004 - 2005|
|Law Clerk to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)||United States Senate||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|City of Heath, Texas||City Council Member||2011 - Present|
|Rockwall Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|American Society of Civil Engineers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member, Construction Litigation Section||N/A|
|City of Heath, Texas||Mayor Pro Tem||2012 - 2013|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Texas A&M University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
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