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Brian A. Farlow has extensive experience with handling a variety of complex commercial and business litigation matters involving energy production, oil & gas, creditor's rights in bankruptcy, business torts and contractual disputes.

Mr. Farlow's broad civil litigation experience encompasses commecial disputes, employment issues, breach of contract, fraud, negligence, products liability class actions, creditor's rights and Fair Credit Reporting Act claims.  Mr. Farlow has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including pipeline, energy, oil and gas, banking and insurance.  He has also worked extensively with expert witnesses on a variety of issues regarding damages, damage models, statistics and both informational and relational databases. 

Mr. Farlow's understanding of the technological and legal issues surrounding e-discovery has allowed him to effectively manage complex e-discovery matters for his clients, including e-discovery issues in software defect, breach of contract and oil and gas cases.  His involvement in cases ranging from national class actions involving millions of potential class members to an individual homeowner's products liabilty case has provided Mr. Farlow with an understanding of a broad spectrum of clients' needs. 

Mr. Farlow is also a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.  He was mobilized as a combat advisor for an Afgan kandak in 2007-2008.  Recently, he transitioned from the Armor Corps to the JAG Corps and now serves as a JAG officer in the US Army Reserves. 


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
  2. Business: 10%
  3. Oil & Gas: 10%



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Erik Rosskopf

    Brian and I were friends in high school. I have referred clients with federal court issues to him in the last couple years and he handled them masterfully.


    Erik Rosskopf Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Barbara L. Wohlrabe

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Barbara Wohlrabe Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank

1445 Ross Ave
Suite 2500
Dallas, TX, 75202


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199608/17/2016
NYCurrently registered 199607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best News Article 2013State Bar of Texas2014
AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2008
Texas Super LawyersRising Stars Edition2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberElrod, PLLC2003 - Present
Deputy Legal Assistance Officer--1st LSO, TM 1US Army Reserves (Jag Corps)2011 - 2011
Company Commander/Staff OfficerUS Army Reserves2004 - 2010
AssociateJones Day1998 - 2003
AssociateBickel & Brewer1995 - 1998
Platoon LeaderUS Army1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Heroes On The WaterDirector2014 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1996 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Foreign LegionMember1995 - Present
Veterans of Foreign WarsMember1995 - Present
United States Military Academy Law ForumMemberN/A
Northern District of IllinoisMemberN/A
The Justinian SocietyMemberN/A
Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District Courts of TexasMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Workers Comp Insurance CoverageCase ultimately settled in employer's favor
Halted Fraudulent Oil and Gas ActivitiesCase ultimately settled in client's favor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
United States Military AcademyInternational RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dallas Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section Monthly MeetingUSERRA Boot Camp2009