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Brandon Michael Barchus

Oil and gas Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brandon

Learn Brandon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Oil and gas
    Upstream litigation, Underpayment of Royalties, bad faith pooling, JOA disputes, lease termination, Title Opinions, Acquisitions

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. Litigation
    Business Disputes, Torts, Breaches of Contract, Fraud, wrongful death, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, deceptive trade practices, Texas securities laws, Conversion

    17 years, 250 cases

  3. Environmental and natural resources
    Pollution, Leaks, Spills, Contamination

    17 years, 20 cases

  4. Real estate
    Property Rights, Trespass to Try Title, Quiet Title, Property Taxes

    17 years, 500 cases

Board Certified in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. You can immediately tell by my accent that I was born and raised in Southeast Texas, from a hard-working family that instilled in me the idea that success is achieved only through dedicated commitment and perseverance. I work hard for the good guys, aggressively achieving results that matter. 

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Posted by Carol | January 18, 2020
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Highly Recommended!
Brandon made dealing with a complicated situation painless. He is patient and thorough in his explanations. He communicates regularly. He expertly handled the details of our negotiations. We are extremely happy with the outcome. A true professional through and through. Highly recommended!
Posted by Marzel | September 19, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Accessible
I initially reached out to Brandon over the weekend and he picked up on the second ring. I was looking for legal representation for some Surface Right/Easement Agreement Disputes, and it was overly apparent that he was knowledgeable in this area. I interviewed 2 other attorneys, but glad we chose Brandon. Due to my hectic work/life schedule, much of our correspondence was through emails and text messages, and Brandon was always quick to reply with answers or necessary updates. On one occasion, he spent several hours carpooling with my Father, which isn’t an easy task, but totally Brandon’s idea. Brandon represented my Father and I against a big Pipeline Company and was able to get us what was deserved without needing to go to court. Overall, he’s fair, a man of his words, and easy to work with. I highly recommend Brandon for anyone that is looking for legal representation.
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Posted by Sinisa Aleksandar | June 13, 2017
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Hired Brandon Barchus for various cases ranging from Real Estate to Corporate Lawsuits
Brandon Barchus resolved real estate case for me and was able to collect the funds due to us before going to the trial. I currently am using him on a different and a very complex separate case.
Posted by Andy | June 12, 2017
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Brandon Barchus produced excellent results for my Civil case.
Brandon Barchus won our case with great results, and settled fairly before going to Trial. His team saved our retirement funds invested, that the other side stole from us.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
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An Attorney that sets the bar.
I contacted a few other law firms before calling Brandon Barchus but they all made me feel like I was just a "number". Mr. Barchus was knowledgeable and made me feel like a very important client and took consideration for any questions and concerns I had.
Posted by David | June 12, 2017
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Brandon Barchus did an excellent job representing myself and numerous other clients in which our driller/operator committed fraud and misuse of funds. This case took several years to get to trial but Brandon and his team pushed it as hard as possible to get the defendant in to court. I would use him again if the need arises.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
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Posted by Dan | June 6, 2017
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Contacted and interviewed Brandon after searching for a replacement oil and gas attorney. What has made our family so happy, is that Brandon took time, and had the mental capacity to understand and properly interpret our oil and gas case against a large O&G company, as well as the problems dealing with some combative and greedy heirs. Brandon was able to review all the documents, and piece together the picture that others had missed. It was somewhat complicated and multi-layered, but he "got it". Also Brandon through searching the documents, and doing separate research even found other gas leases that had been forgotten, but that were holding money! Action was taken, and progress was made quickly, with some litigation, and other parts with peaceful and rapid negotiation between the parties. RESOLUTION and COMPLETION, where others had "sat" on the case for years. Brandon was friendly, approachable, intelligent, quick, and professional. Progress reports were made, and our results with him exceed our expectations. Through a very complicated legal tangle, it was the equivalent of using a "root canal specialist", (haha) for a optimum and painless result. He is an oil and gas specialist, and knows his field well. I cannot recommend him highly enough, which is why I wrote this long review.
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Posted by tom gillette | June 5, 2017
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alfaro case
I would hire him again he broke the unbreakable and once we get done with this one I have another one for him to get started on
Posted by Marty | June 5, 2017
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Great help in your time of need
Me. Barchus is very knowledgeable about his practice areas. He is diligent in his responsive and offers insightful strategies to defend your case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Faulk Barchus PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Internship
  • U.S. Magistrate Jeffrey C. Manske
  • 2004 - 2004


  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Valencia v. Askew
  • Plaintiff Jury Verdict
  • Patek v. Alfaro
  • Bench Trial Verdict
  • McDill v. Hilcorp, et al.
  • Favorable Plaintiff settlement
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  • Night Court
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • West Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • 2011 - Present
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas and Energy Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Baylor Law Review
  • Administrative Editor
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Superlawyers
  • Super lawyer
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2011
  • Moot Court Champion
  • Wortham Moot Court Competition
  • 2005
  • Cum Laude
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2005
  • Executive President - SBA
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics in Environmental Law Featuring Oil and Gas Issues
  • Hot Trends in Oil and Gas Litigation
  • 2017
  • Oil and Gas Symposium
  • Operating Agreements in Oil and Gas: Reviewing the 1989 JOA Model Form Agreement
  • 2015
  • 3rd Hartrick Law School Symposium
  • Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector
  • 2015
  • Oil Law Conference
  • JOAs - Traps for the Unwary
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (8)
Endorse Brandon
Oil and gas Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Brandon for many years. He is an intelligent attorney who thinks outside the box and is not afraid to take on challenges."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Barchus. He is an excellent attorney and a stand up guy."
Oil and gas Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Friend
"Brandon is a highly skilled oil & gas attorney. He works hard and gets results for his clients. I unequivocally endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Oil and gas Lawyer Brandon Michael Barchus
Brandon Michael Barchus
Oil and gas Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 17 years
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