Our Lawyers

Our team offers not only a remarkable breadth and depth of trial experience, but experience in arbitration and appellate matters as well. In addition, many of our partners are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in one or more areas of litigation:

  • Don Jackson – Civil Trial, Personal Injury Trial
  • Eileen O’Neill – Civil Appellate, Civil Trial
  • Paul Smith – Personal Injury Trial
  • Tim Lee – Civil Appellate

Board certification requires that an attorney practice in their area of specialization for at least three years, as well as take part in rigorous continuing education courses. It’s an achievement that few attorneys reach.

There’s something else that’s distinct about us and our attorneys: we listen. Clients appreciate that our attorneys take the time to understand their priorities and then develop a plan and strategy reflecting their input.

Dennis Barrow

Dennis Barrow is a skilled advocate in both domestic litigation and international arbitration.  He represents clients in construction, energy, environmental, and commercial disputes.  His extensive experience includes representing clients in state and federal trials, domestic arbitrations, and ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations.

Dennis’s combination of a mechanical engineering degree with a degree in economics provides him an advantage in many cases. His engineering training allows him to quickly master complex, technical information in energy and construction disputes.  The technical background helps him to efficiently understand his client’s issues and how best to present them to a fact finder.  His economics training helps with business issues and complex damage models.

Dennis represents clients across a wide range of businesses and industries.  Some of these include:

  • Commercial construction
  • Industrial and process plant engineering and construction
  • Offshore platform/facility engineering and construction
  • Professional sports arena design and construction
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Pipeline construction and maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Private equity
  • Water treatment facility operation and maintenance

Representative Matters

Arbitration: International

  • Represented an international contractor in an UNICTRAL arbitration relating to a nickel processing plant
  • Represented a US-Venezuelan joint venture entity in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of two offshore oil and gas platforms
  • Represented an international company in an ICC arbitration concerning a shareholder dispute over management of an ammonia plant

Arbitration: Domestic

  • Represented an international construction company in an AAA arbitration arising from an EPC contract for an offshore oil and gas facility
  • Represented a Mexican construction company in an AAA arbitration involving an offshore pipeline contract
  • Represented a private equity firm in an AAA arbitration involving the firm’s ownership of a business
  • Represented an international construction company in an AAA arbitration arising from construction of refinery storage facilities

Energy/Construction Litigation

  • Represented an oil field services contractor in Federal MDL proceedings relating to the BP Deepwater Horizon well blowout
  • Represented a US pipeline construction company in a construction dispute relating to the construction of a natural gas transmission pipeline
  • Represented a joint venture entity and an international construction company in a complex construction dispute relating to the construction of four gas processing plants
  • Represented an international construction company in a federal court suit arising from an EPC contract for an offshore oil and gas facility
  • Represented a Mexican construction company in a construction dispute relating to offshore pipeline contracts
  • Represented an architectural firm in a suit relating to the design and construction of a professional sports arena
  • Represented a US pipeline construction company in a dispute relating to a pipeline damaged during directional drilling

Construction Defect Litigation

  • Represented a contractor relating to the construction of a high school
  • Represented a contractor relating to the renovation of a middle school
  • Represented a contractor relating to the renovation of a hospital
  • Represented a contractor relating to residential renovation work
  • Represented an engineered process equipment manufacturer in a dispute arising from the construction of a mixed refrigerants distillation system

 Business Litigation

  • Represented individuals against US and foreign companies in a business dispute relating to the sale of underground gas storage facilities
  • Represented an individual in a fraud/DTPA suit relating to sale of a business
  • Represented a foreign business and executive in a special appearance jurisdictional challenge and defeated jurisdiction
  • Represented Trinidadian companies in a dispute relating to agreements to develop offshore oil and gas properties

Employment Litigation

  • Represented several defendants in a suit alleging breach of a non-compete agreement
  • Represented an employer in several suits alleging breach of confidentiality agreements

Environmental

  • Represented an oil field services company relating to claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Represented an environmental water treatment company in the investigation and defense of possible civil and criminal claims arising from a chemical release

Contact Info

dennisbarrow@warejackson.com
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Admitted To Bar

1996

Education

J.D. with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1996
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1993
B.A. in Economics, Rice University, 1993

Member

International Bar Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Practice Areas

International and Domestic Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment/Labor Law, Energy/Oil & Gas Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury, Architectural Law, Engineering Litigation

Notable Results

Judgment of $1.1 million ordered for homebuyer clients after Houston jury found builder violated Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Construction and engineering companies see $654.5 million jury verdict in case over non-payment and fraud in downstream gas plant construction.

Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP partner, Dennis Barrow, defended a potentially catastrophic uninsured claim and obtained a settlement at a small portion of the plaintiff’s claimed damages.

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