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Brandon M. Barchus

Updated: June 15th, 2021 | Houston | Lawyer List B | Faulk Barchus PLLC | Oil and Gas Law,

Address: 7503 Shadyvilla Lane, houston, TX, 77055
Law Firm: Faulk Barchus PLLC
Phone: 346-335-4269
Fax: 832-201-8208
Website: https://www.faulkbarchus.com

TitleManaging Partner
First Year of Call
Areas of PracticeOil and Gas Law
DescriptionLOVES STEPPING INTO A COURTROOM, THE ASTROS, AND MAKING HIS TWO SONS LAUGH UNCONTROLLABLY. You can immediately tell by his accent that he was born and raised in Southeast Texas, from a hard-working family that instilled in him the idea that success is achieved only through dedicated commitment and perseverance. Brandon only works for the good guys, aggressively achieving results that matter.Brandon’s Most Recent 2018 Trial Verdict:$8,139,526.75 – Win on behalf of clients defrauded by oil and gas operator. AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated (An AV Preeminentâ„¢ Peer Review Rating demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics).Community Involvement- Executive Producer – Night Court: A Non-Profit All Lawyer Musical Comedy Benefitting Law Related Charities- Lawyers take to stage for fun, to raise money for charities; Houston Chronicle (8/19/2015)- State Bar of Texas: Litigation Section; Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section- Member of WHAPL, HAPL, HYLA, HBA, – Member of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the Texas Bar.- Institute for Energy Law – Member- Young Energy Professionals – Member- Fortunate enough to live in the great city of Houston with his wife, Loring, and two sons, Holden and Major.Recent Presentations- How Houston Created the Perfect Storm for 2018 Property Taxes (2018);- How to Challenge Your Commercial Property Tax Assessment (2018);- Hot Trends in Oil and Gas Litigation (2017);- Ethics in Environmental Law Featuring Oil and Gas Issues (2017);- Operating Agreements in Oil and Gas: Reviewing the 1989 JOA Model Form Agreement (10/23/2015)- 3rd Hartrick Law School Symposium: Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector – Panel Member (3/31/2015)- JOAs – Traps for the Unwary (2014)Recent Publications- Hey Attorneys – Get Dirty and Get Results! – Tips for the Lessee in Avoiding Breaching an Oil and Gas Lease for Nonpayment – Reserve Minerals with Restrictive Covenant, not Subject To Debate – Executed Division Order Denies Lessor Back Pay on Diluted Royalties from a late filed Unit Designation – What’s a ‘Rolling’ Easement? Giving BackBrandon has always had a deep desire to make his community better. The only way to change the public’s perception of lawyers is through action, not just words. He is proud to serve as the Executive Producer of Night Court – an annual all lawyer/judge production at the Hobby Center whose sole focus is to raise money for legal charities which directly benefit our local community. Come see the show in August 2018 and DONATE as often as you can!In the past six years, Night Court has been able to contribute over half a million dollarsto the following legal charities:- The Houston Area Women’s Center Children’s Court Services Program which assists child victims of crime and/or witnesses to crimes and their families as they participate in the criminal justice system;- Lone Star Legal Aid – Veterans Unit which provides free legal aid to veterans who need assistance.- The Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence which provides legal services to women who have been domestically abused but have little access to information on legal rights or the services of an attorney;- The Tahirih Justice Project that focuses on helping female immigrants and human trafficking victims seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence;- The Family Intervention and Infant Toddler Court which helps families experiencing substance abuse problems work though the legal system with a focus on reuniting families and maintaining the family unit;- The Beacon’s Beacon Law Program which meets the daily needs of hundreds of homeless men and women while also empowering them with housing case management, appropriate program referrals, and civil legal aid.- South Texas College of Law Houston Legal Clinics which offers students the chance to learn valuable, real-world legal skills by providing critical legal representation to traditionally under-represented populations; and- Child Advocates mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.Honors- AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated (An AV Preeminentâ„¢ Peer Review Rating demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics)- Board Certified – Oil, Gas & Mineral Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization- Rated by Texas Super Lawyers – 2014-2018.- Texas Senior Property Tax Consultant – Texas Board of Licensing & Regulation- Advisory Council and Authority – Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers, Term expires 9/15/2018.- Selected Arbitrator of Mineral, Land and Commercial Property Tax Value Disputes, qualified by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.RECENT TRIAL WORK- Jury Trial Win (2017) – Personal Injury case – obtained six-figure verdict for client- Jury Trial Win (2017) – Landlord/Tenant matter preventing eviction of commercial business. – Bench Trial -$8,139,526.75 Win (2018) – Represented oil and gas investors in two week trial in the Western District of Texas – Federal Bankruptcy Court.- Favorable Texas Supreme Court Result (2016) – regarding the City of Houston’s drainage fee ordinance.- Jury Trial Win (2015) – Represented commercial property owner resulting in multi-million dollar reduction in property tax liability.

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