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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


203 East Colorado Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75203

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 223667, Dallas, TX 75222-3667

Established: 1933

Practice Areas

  • Accident
  • Accountant Malpractice
  • Agent and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Automobile Liability
  • Aviation
  • Bad Faith
  • Bodily Injury
  • Breach of Contract
  • Builders Risk
  • Carrier Defense
  • Casualty Insurance Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial and Personal Lines
  • Common Carrier
  • Complex Litigation
  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Contract Disputes
  • Contractors Liability
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Defense Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Dram Shop
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Environmental Coverage
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Excess and Reinsurance
  • Excess and Surplus Lines
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Fire
  • Fire Loss
  • First Party Matters
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Fraud
  • General Civil Practice
  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
  • General Defense
  • Governmental Liability
  • Homeowners
  • Insurance Agents
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intentional Torts
  • International Law
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Litigation
  • Managed Care Liability
  • Mass Tort
  • Mediation
  • Motor Carriers
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • Negligence
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Liability
  • Personal Lines
  • Personal and Commercial Vehicle
  • Physical Damage
  • Policy Construction and Interpretation
  • Premises Liability
  • Primary and Excess Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Property
  • Property Damage
  • Property Defense
  • Property Liability
  • Property Loss
  • Property and Casualty
  • Public Liability
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Punitive Damages
  • Restaurant Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Risk Management
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Slip and Fall
  • Special Investigations
  • Special Investigative Unit Claims
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Subrogation
  • Theft
  • Third Party
  • Tort Liability
  • Tort Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Trial Practice
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Truck Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Trucks/Heavy Equipment
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Death
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Commercial Liability
  • Civil Pretrial Practice

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About Us

Mr. John Holman Barr has the honor being selected by his peers to be included in the 2018, 25th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Aeromexico Airlines
  • Mexicana Airlines
  • Ministry of Energy, Republic of Mexico
  • Vitro Sa
  • Yellow Cab Company

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Personnel Information

Partners and Principals


John Holman Barr

Dallas, TX

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Defect
  • Product Liability
  • Dram Shop
  • Transportation
  • Professional Liability
  • Heavy Equipment
Admitted
  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

U.S. Exterior Counsel to Secretary of Energy, Mexico; Defense of International Trade Infringement Cases in the U.S. and other foreign countries

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Mexican, Dallas and Fort Worth Bar Associations
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist and Pre-Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Education:
  • St. Mary's University, B.B.A., 1977
  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 1980

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