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Dan Barrett has been helping folks navigate the court system in Texas for over thirty years. He is rated AV - Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, is included in The Register of Pre-eminent Attorneys and has been listed as a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer each year since beginning of the publication.

Dan was also a member of the Texas House of Representatives, having been elected to represent the citizens of District 97 in 2007. While in the legislature, Dan served on the Land & Resource Management and Pensions & Investments Committees.

Dan is well versed in all aspects of complex litigation, having handled multi-million dollar claims from both sides of the docket. His trial practice includes commercial and construction disputes, municipal issues litigation, business torts, professional malpractice and personal injury. Dan is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Past President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a former ABOTA National Director, and a former member of the state boards of both the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
  3. Ethics: 10%

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Contact info

Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, LLP

Suite 200 6000 Western Place
Fort Worth, TX, 76107-4684


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2012
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2011
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2010
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2008
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2008
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2004
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2003
Who's Who in American LawN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
RepresentativeTexas House of Representatives2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Bar FoundationLife FellowN/A
Tarrant County Bar FoundationFounding FellowN/A
ABOTA FoundationFellowN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector2003 - 2005
American Board of Trial AdvocatesBoard of Directors2003 - 2004
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
American Board of Trial Advocates (Fort Worth Chapter)President2002 - 2003
Tarrant County Civil Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1992 - 1993
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar CLE BooksRule 202 Depositions of the Government: Cracks in the Shield or Spitting into the Wind?2010
Fort Worth Star TelegramDoctors and Lawyers2003
Fort Worth Business PressMalpractice fight has eerily similar insanity to it2003
Fort Worth Star TelegramMalpractice by the Legislature2003
Fort Worth Business PressFort Worth Court Furthers Fetus/Baby Arguments2003
Professional Solutions Group - Books DivisionCheaper to Kill Than to Maim - A Patient's Guide to Medical Malpractice in Texas2002
Fort Worth Business PressAccountability for Heath Care is Sorely Lacking2002
Fort Worth Star Telegram/Dallas Morning NewsMalpractice Reform Shoves Aside Patients2002
Dallas Morning NewsJustice Isn't an Item on a Medical Balance Sheet2002
Fort Worth Star TelegramBleeding Away Our Rights2002
Fort Worth Star TelegramDefending Trial Lawyers: We're Not Buying Candidates2002
Trial Advocacy in Texas - NBI, IncOpening Statements and Direct Examination1995
Texas Health Law ReporterWhen the Bell Tolls for the Whole World: the Expanding Jungle of Psychiatrict Health Care Liability1993
Tarrant County PhysicianOpen Letter1992
Texas Bad Faith BulletinClimbing the HMO Bad Faith Tree1992
Young Lawyers Seminar, presentation and paperSome Thoughts About Opening Statements1991
Trial Advocacy in TexasDirect Examination of Witnesses1990
Tarrant County PhysicianDeposition Tips for the Testifying Treater1988
UnknownDirect Examination of Witnesses,N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IRWA Spring SeminarNon-Conforming Remainders in Eminent Domain2013
District 3 Paralegal Association MeetingEminent Domain for the General Practitioner2013
Suing and Defending Governmental EntitiesRule 202 Depositions of the Government2010
Brown Bag SeminarExpert Witness Qualification2002
Deposition SeminarTaking and Defending Effective Depositions in Texas1999
Masters of TrialDirect Examination of Defendant's Neurologist1996
Trial Advocacy in TexasOpening Statements and Direct Examination of Witnesses1995
Trial AcademyTrial Practice1994
Young Lawyers SeminarRandom Thoughts on Trial Preparation and Voir Dire1992
Young Lawyers SeminarEmerging Theories of Liability in Professional Malpractice Cases1992
Trial SeminarLoss of a Chance1991
TADC Young Lawyers SeminarSome Thoughts About Opening Statements1991
Trial Advocacy in TexasDirect Examination of Witnesses1990