H. Barret Marshall, Jr.
As a Partner in the Dallas office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Barret defends clients in complex litigation throughout the country. He is experienced in defending product manufacturers, premises owners and employers through responding to new claims, fact and expert discovery, trial and appeal. He has managed national litigation for large corporate clients, including coordination of national discovery and trial strategies, development of corporate and expert witnesses,training of local counsel in jurisdictions across the country and reporting to in-house counsel and insurance carriers. He also serves as local counsel for a number of clients in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas where he maintains licenses.
Always results-oriented, Barret works closely with his clients to develop case specific litigation strategies. He prides himself on aggressively pursuing innovative and complex pre-trial defenses that have resulted in successful motions for summary judgment, preclusion of opposing expert witnesses and extraordinary interlocutory appellate relief. Barret has served as briefing attorney and trial counsel in a number of state and federal jurisdictions. He has authored numerous unique dispositive and Daubert/Frye motions that have resulted in summary judgment for his clients. His appellate experience includes interlocutory appeals in California and Arkansas that have resulted in the reversal of trial court orders and the dismissal of claims against his clients.
When not at work, Barret enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, who are active with him in baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hunting and fishing.
- Hendrix v. Alcoa Inc., 2016 Ark. 453
- Reynolds Metals Co. v. Circuit Court of Clark County, 2013 Ark (Ark. Jun. 27, 2013)
- Porocel Crop v. Circuit Court of Saline County, 2013 Ark. 172 (Ark Apr. 25, 2013) (Amicus Curiae)
- R.T. Vanderbilt Company Inc., v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Super. Ct. No. BC382727 (2008)
- State Bar of Texas
- Arkansas Bar Association
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Lake Highlands Area Improvement Association
“Preparing For Fact & Expert Witness Depositions,”In-House Counsel Training (March 2013)
“The Low Dose Defense,” Defense Research Institute, Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2011)
“Opening Statements, The Road To Success,” In-House Counsel Training (June 2011)
“The Devil Is In The Details: Taking A Closer Look At The Scientific Basis For Causation Opinions In Asbestos Cases,” American Conference Institute, Litigating and Managing Asbestos Claims (May 2010)
“Responsible Third Party Practice,” In-House CLE Series(March 2008)
“Effect Of Mobil Oil Corp v. Bailey On CausationRequirements For Asbestos Lung Cancer Claims By Smokers,” In-House CLE Series(April 2006)
- Gregory Fordham, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Harold Fordham, deceased v. A.W. Chesterton, Inc., et al.
- White v. Alcoa Inc., et al.
- Cami Bivert v. Caterpillar, Inc., et al.
- Natalie R. Dean, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Paul Gaydos, Deceased, and Rebecca Lynn Karlik and Deane Maries Gaydos v. Alcoa, Inc.
- Pete and Nancye Bumgardner v. ABB, Inc., et al.
- Brenda Williams v. R. T. Vanderbilt, et al.
- Arleen Pellegal v. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc. f/k/a Avondale Industries, et al.
- Johnny Franklin, et al v. General Motors Corporation, et al.
- The Vince Hagan Company, Inc. v. The Sherwin-Williams Company
J.D., summa cum laude, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2005)
- Literary Editor, Thomas Jefferson Law Review
B.A., Louisiana State University at Shreveport (2001)
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Workers Compensation Act’s Exclusivity For Latent Asbestos Disease Claims
- HPTY Wins Daubert Motion in Federal Court Take-Home Asbestos Case for Premises Client
- Third Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court Dismissal Of Claims Against Premises Owner Client In Take-Home Multi-Substance Toxic Exposure Case
- Defeated Challenge To The Arkansas Exclusive Remedy Provision Of The Workers’ Compensation Act
- Three Daubert Motions Argued In Federal Court
- Barret Marshall and Matt Sapp Secure Dismissal for Two Clients in Former Arkansas State Representative’s Asbestos Lung Cancer Claim
- HPTY Obtains Dismissal Order In Federal Court Take-Home Multi-Substance Toxic Exposure Case
- HPTY Elects Five New Partners
- Ed Slaughter, Barret Marshall, and Matt Sapp Win Writ of Prohibition in Arkansas Supreme Court
- Barret Marshall and Todd Martin Obtain Dismissal of a Household Exposure Mesothelioma Claim
- Arkansas Supreme Court Accepts HPTY Client's Writ of Prohibition
- HPTY Wins Daubert Motion to Exclude Junk Science Causation Opinion in Baton Rouge Mesothelioma Case
- HPTY Forces Withdrawal of Plaintiff's Claim That His Colon Cancer Was Caused by Asbestos
- HPTY Secures Summary Judgment for Two Clients
- HPTY Negotiates Voluntary Dismissal of Personal Injury Claims
- HPTY Obtains Dismissal of 159 Toxic Tort Claims in Oklahoma
- Ed Slaughter and Barret Marshall Win Motion to Strike Expert Witness and Motion for Summary Judgment