Month: March 2022

Hartline Barger LLP Announces Opening of its New Office in Lubbock, Texas

Dallas, Texas, March 28, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP announces opening of its new office in Lubbock, Texas. With four Texas locations and two in New Mexico, the firm’s new Lubbock office bridges the neighboring states and provides additional support to clients in West Texas and the Panhandle.

“Our Lubbock office is an important step in continuing the firm’s dedication to serving its client’s needs in West Texas, including Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, and El Paso,” said Managing Partner Richard Crews. He added, “Our firm is not in the business of expanding just to become bigger, it’s about the maintaining the quality of our work. Having a physical presence in Lubbock allows us to be more available and more responsive to our West Texas clients.”

Hartline Barger attorney and Texas Tech alum, Brennon D. Gamblin, is the lead attorney for the firm’s new Lubbock location. He is licensed in Texas and in New Mexico. Gamblin has significant arbitration, trial, and appellate experience representing individuals, corporations, and insurance carriers, in a variety of civil litigation matters. His practice covers product liability, business and commercial, construction, personal injury, employment, and professional liability cases in both state and federal courts. Gamblin is also a trained mediator in the State of Texas and has successfully mediated a number of civil matters to resolution.


Ten Hartline Barger attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2022 Texas Rising Stars® list.

Ten attorneys at Hartline Barger LLP have earned recognition from their peers by being selected for inclusion in the 2022 Texas Rising Stars® list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. These annual selections are based on a rigorous, multiphase process, including peer nominations and review, and independent research. 

Darrell Barger Named the Recipient of the 2022 Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation

Darrell Barger has been named the recipient of the 2022 Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation. This distinguished award recognizes only one active trial lawyer each year who, in his or her practice, has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards and has demonstrated exceptional professional conduct, thus enhancing the image of the trial lawyer. Established in June 2002, this award celebrates Ronald Secrest’s life as an outstanding trial lawyer who devoted himself to the highest standards of the trial practice.

TXBF Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award Press Release

Hartline Barger Prevails on Appeal before the Seventh Court of Appeals

Amarillo, TX, March 11, 2022 Hartline Barger LLP attorneys Brian Rawson, Roy McKay, and Holly Naehritz prevailed on an appeal before the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo, Texas.  The father of a disabled adult filed suit against the operator of a group home where his son was living after his son fell in the restroom and sustained injuries.  The father filed a lawsuit against the operator of the group home, alleging health care liability claims.  Hartline Barger LLP filed a motion to dismiss on behalf of the operator of the group home, alleging that Plaintiff failed to provide expert reports that complied with the requirements of Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.  The trial court denied the motion to dismiss, and the operator of the group home appealed.  On appeal, the Seventh Court of Appeals found that the Plaintiff’s expert reports did not meet the requirements of Chapter 74.  Accordingly, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s order and remanded the case to the trial court for the limited purpose of determining what amount of attorney’s fees should be awarded to the operator of the group home and for entry of a final order dismissing Plaintiff’s claims with prejudice.