Mary Hazlewood BarkleyPartner, Fort Worth

Mary Barkley represents corporate clients, developers, individuals, utility companies and governmental entities in real estate transactions and real estate disputes, including eminent domain and construction cases, at trial and on appeal.

Principal Practice Areas

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
    St. Mary’s Law Journal (Editor-in-Chief)
    Intern, Chief Justice Alma Lopez, San Antonio Court
    of Appeals
    Briefing Attorney, Chief Justice John Cayce, Fort Worth Court of Appeals
  • Tulane University (B.S., cum laude, 2002)
  • Represented Canadian company in multi-party construction litigation and obtained favorable settlement during hearings on disqualification of Plaintiff’s expert
  • Represented energy company in federal court regarding dispute over pipeline and associated federal regulations
  • First chair trial and appellate experience in cases involving disputes over $1 million
  • Represent large municipality in relocating railroad and other utilities on over fifty parcels to accommodate expansion of airport runway.
  • Successfully represented large electric transmission-line company in obtaining easements on over thirty parcels across the State under strict construction deadlines.
  • Obtained seven-figure jury verdicts for landowners in eminent domain jury trials in Parker and Hood Counties.
  • Represent developers, ranch owners, and individuals in real estate transactions and disputes.
  • Prepared appellate briefing before the Second Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in dismissal of regulatory takings claim against a municipality.
  • Represented municipality in defense of constitutional claims, which resulted in dismissal of Plaintiff’s suit.
  • Negotiate and draft favorable easements for various utilities for landowners across the State.
  • Licensed to Practice Law in Texas, 2005
  • Admitted to Practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in the 2015, 2014, and 2013 editions of Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service.
  • Appointed to the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors Committee, 2015-2018
  • Voted “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth Magazine 2009 to present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Section Chairman
  • Austin’s Old 300 Member
  • First United Methodist Church Fort Worth
  • Burleson Chamber of Commerce