Civil Appellate
Litigation/Trial Practice
Russell R. Barton

 About Russell

Russell Barton's practice is concentrated on civil appeals and litigation. He has substantial experience in pursuing and defending appeals from final judgments in both state and federal courts, as well as interlocutory appeals and mandamus proceedings. He also regularly assists trial counsel in briefing and arguing significant or dispositive legal issues, preparing and presenting argument regarding the jury charge and post-trial motions, and error and record preservation issues. His experience includes litigation in the areas of oil and gas, real estate, financial institutions, professional liability, corporate governance, fiduciary litigation, and business torts.

Russell is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He also is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, and Federal Circuits, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and all Texas trial and appellate courts. He is a member of both the State Bar of Texas Appellate section and the Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate section, where he served as secretary in 2008-2009. He is President of the Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court for 2017-2018.

Selected Representative Matters

  • Professional Highlights

    • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Member, Planning and Programming Committee, Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Section (2003-2014)
    • Member, Federal Bar Association
    • Member, Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
    • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Master, Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court
      • President (2017-2018)
      • Counselor (2016-2017)
      • Chair, Program Committee (2015-2016)
    • Sustaining Life Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
    • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Member, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
    • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Graduate, Baylor University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1991)
      • Managing Editor, Baylor Law Review (1990-1991)
      • Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review (1990)
    • Named Super Lawyer in Appellate Law by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service published by Texas Monthly magazine (2013-2017)
    • Named as a Top Attorney in Civil Appellate Law by Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2007-2017)
    • Named as a Top Attorney in Appellate Law by 360 West Magazine (2018)