Results & News

Since the founding of our firm in 1994, we have achieved an enviable record of success in notable cases across the country. The following verdicts and decisions offer a representative summary of recent cases in which the firm obtained favorable results for our clients. Each case we handle involves a variety of unique factors, and the verdicts and decisions presented here do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.

Recent Verdicts & Decisions

HDBD Partner Brian Rawson Successfully Represents Client in Breach of Contract Trial

On November 15, 2017, Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP partner Brian Rawson successfully represented a landlord in a breach of contract, conversion, and the Texas Theft Liability Act trial in Dallas County, Texas. Brian’s client, 2319 Walnut LLC, alleged that on August 25, 2015, Defendant Joe’s Pizza & Pasta entered into an enforceable contract with Plaintiff to lease a commercial property. 2319 Walnut LLC performed its duties under the lease, but Defendant materially breached the lease by failing to pay rent, vacating the property, and stealing a substantial amount of kitchen equipment owned by Landlord from the leased premises. Brian obtained a verdict in favor of the 2319 Walnut LLC and was awarded $153,123.15.

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HDBD Partners Darrell Barger, Brian Rawson, and Stephanie Roark Obtain Complete Defense Jury Verdict in Dram Shop Trial

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer partners Darrell Barger, Brian Rawson, and Stephanie Roark obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of a publicly traded hospitality company in a Dram Shop and negligent undertaking trial before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andy Austin in the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. Mr. Barger is a partner in the firm’s Corpus Christi and Houston offices, and Mr. Rawson and Mrs. Roark are partners in the Dallas office.

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HDBD Attorneys Obtain Successfull Jury Verdict in Estate Dispute Trial

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys Richard Crews, Casey Batchelor and Amanda Simpson recently obtained a complete jury verdict for the firm’s client in a dispute over a probate estate estimated to be worth in excess of tens of millions of dollars.

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Current News

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer Featured In DBA’s Headnotes for DVAP Support


The partners of Harltine Dacus Barger Dreyer strongly believe in the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and its mission of ensuring legal aid to those in the Dallas area who cannot otherwise afford it. Through the Dallas Bar Association‘s annual Equal Access to Justice Campaign, law firms across Dallas are given the opportunity to contribute to making this enormous mission a reality. Read the article on the front page of Headnotes below to see why we, like so many other area law firms, give.

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HDBD Attorney Lindsay J. Forbes Honored by Texas Bar Foundation


DALLAS – Ms. Lindsay J. Forbes with Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Ms. Forbes’s contributions to the legal profession.

Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership has grown from an initial 255 Charter Members in 1965 to more than 9,500 Fellows throughout Texas today.

The Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the country. Founded in 1965 by lawyers determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using the financial contributions of its membership to build a strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has distributed more than $17 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services. For more information, contact the Texas Bar Foundation at

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Eight HDBD Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©; Kyle Dreyer and Richard Crews named “Lawyer of the Year”


The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., has selected eight Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP attorneys for inclusion in their 2018 edition. Founding partner Kyle H. Dreyer and partner Richard W. Crews were both named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Personal Injury Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” for Dallas and Corpus Christi, respectively. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

 HDBD congratulates its listed Best Lawyers in America:

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