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
- 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
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
- “Liability Is Blowin’ in the Wind . . . or Is It?”
- President-elect Trump’s pipeline vow: What does it mean for Texas?
- Fort Worth Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court’s Judgment in Condemnation Case in Favor of Cantey Hanger Client
- Cantey Hanger LLP Client Paul Harper Prevails in Protection of his Constitutional Rights to Free Speech
- Mary Barkley was Recently Interviewed by Marfa Public Radio Regarding Eminent Domain and the Trans Pecos Pipeline
- Partner Mary Barkley appointed to State Bar Committee
- Mary Hazlewood Barkley is Featured in the April 2015 Edition of Texas Rising Stars
- 6 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Selected Rising Stars
- Mary Barkley is Featured in the September 10, 2014 Dallas citybizlist.
- Cantey Hanger Eminent Domain Litigation Partners Win $1.1 Million Judgment for Developers
- Cantey Hanger is pleased to have 9 lawyers named “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service
- “Liability Is Blowin’ in the Wind . . . or Is It?”, Texas Bar Journal, December 2017.
- Presentation, Eminent Domain from the Landowner’s Perspective, November 2017, Tarrant County Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section
- Presentation, Eminent Domain & Economic Development, July 11, 2016, Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County
- “Energy Transfer Prevails, What Does it Mean for Texas?”, Fort Worth Business Press, October 2015
- “10 Tips for Negotiating Pipelines Deals for Landowners”, Texas Lawyer, August 2015
- “Legislature leaves unanswered questions about fracking ban”, Dallas citybizlist, August 2015
- Presentation Approved for CLE Credit, Eminent Domain: Basic Requirements and Common Pitfalls, Johnson County Bar Association (2011).
- Co-Author and Presenter, Case Law Update, 2010 Dallas Lorman Eminent Domain Seminar.
- Co-Author, 2006 Second Court of Appeals Case Law Update, presented at the 2006 Tarrant County Bench Bar Conference.
- Comment, The New Texas Ad Litem Statute: Is it Really Protecting the Best Interests of Minor Children? 35 ST. MARY’S L. J. 1035 (2004).