Mary H.


  • Fort Worth

Mary Barkley’s practice includes representation of corporate clients, developers, individuals and governmental entities in real estate transactions and disputes, including eminent domain and condemnation, lease disputes, general property disputes, and constitutional rights litigation, both at trial and on appeal.

Ms. Barkley is the Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Section and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Principal Practice Areas

Contact Information

Phone: (817) 877-2889
Fax: (817) 877-2807


600 W. 6th St., Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
  • First chair trial and appellate experience in eminent domain and condemnation cases involving disputes over $1 million
  • Prepared appellate briefing and oral argument before the Texas Supreme Court, Fort Worth Court of Appeals, Eastland Court of Appeals, Waco Court of Appeals, and other courts
  • Represent municipality in drafting ordinances related to surface uses, oil and gas regulation, and zoning
  • Represent individuals and governmental entities in constitutional litigation involving claims of regulatory taking, inverse condemnation, and First Amendment violations
  • Draft easements, development agreements, purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, and other transactional documents including title curative documents, for developers, buyers, and sellers
  • Represented energy company in federal court litigation regarding pipeline and wetland mitigation bank credits
  • Represent landlords and tenants in lease disputes and negotiations
  • Represent landowners in suits involving alleged contamination of real property
  • Licensed to Practice Law in Texas, 2005
  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2020
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts, the Southern District Bankruptcy Court, and the  5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Appointed to the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors Committee, 2018-2021
  • Recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Eminent Domain by Texas Monthly Magazine in the special September/October issue, 2018-2021.
  • Fort Worth Business Press “40 Under 40” Honoree, 2018
  • 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 Chair, 2016, and Executive Committee
  • Austin’s Old 300 Member
  • First United Methodist Church Fort Worth
  • Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club Member and Reading Mentor
  • Trinity Valley School Audit Committee
    – Board Member, CASA of Tarrant County
  • Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2018
  • Recognized in Fort Worth Inc. Magazine for being a “Top Attorney” for 2018
  • Named Top Attorney by 360 West magazine, 2020
  • 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, Second Court of Appeals, 2005-2007
  • Tulane University (B.S. 2002)
    – Honors: Cum Laude
Fort Worth
Ellis County