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For victims and subrogation:
If you or someone you know has been affected by a natural gas leak, explosion or fire in Northwest Dallas area, we would appreciate the opportunity to consult with you. At Burt Barr & Associates, L.L.P., we believe in holding natural gas companies responsible for their actions. As a result of these recent incidents, property values may decrease, trucks and equipment may be inaccessible to business owners, and homes and businesses may be deprived of power and gas for an undetermined period of time. Please contact us at (866) 742-8001 for a free consultation.
Si usted o alguien que usted conoce se ha visto afectado por una fuga de gas natural, explosión o incendio en el área de Northwest Dallas, le agradeceríamos la oportunidad de consultar con usted. En Burt Barr & Associates, L.L.P., creemos en responsabilizar a las compañías de gas natural por sus acciones. Como resultado de estos incidentes recientes, el valor de las propiedades puede disminuir, los camiones y el equipo pueden ser inaccesibles para los dueños de negocios, los hogares y negocios pueden verse privados de energía y gas por un período de tiempo indeterminado. Por favor contáctenos al (866) 742-8001 para una consulta gratuita

On February 23, 2018 a natural gas leak caused an explosion killing a 12-year-old girl.  Other fires and damage have resulted from these leaks. 

If you or your family were affected by the Northwest Dallas gas leaks, please contact us.  We would appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

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John Holman Barr is a trial lawyer who has handled general civil litigation and appellate matters for 37 years. His practice includes commercial and business disputes, defamation and Anti-Slapp, aviation, personal injury, construction defect, product liability, dram shop, heavy equipment, transportation, professional liability, insurance and extracontractual claims involving insurance companies.

Mr. Barr routinely handles pre-litigation investigation of catastrophic losses. By way of example, Mr. Barr and his team were called to head the investigation of the Aeroperu Flight 603 disaster that included the recovery of 72 persons who fell to the ocean floor at a depth of 700 feet and lost lives when Aeroperu Flight 603 crashed off the coast of Peru in 1996. He subsequently handled three later commercial airline accidents. Mr. Barr and his team were also called to the scene with the Port Isabel Bridge Collapse at Padre Island in 2001.


In addition, he handles administrative and security matters for international airlines before the Federal Aviation Administration, Homeland Security, and related agencies. Mr. Barr has served and continues to serve as outside counsel and coordination counsel for large multinational manufacturers and oversees retained counsel on ligation matters pending in the United States. Mr. Barr has represented and negotiated transactions on behalf of Aeromexico, international hotels, and various entertainers.


Mr. Barr, a Dallas native, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Risk Management/Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1980, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he was recognized as as outstanding Alumni in 2016.  Mr. Barr practices throughout the state of Texas and internationally out of the Firm’s office in Dallas, Texas and affiliate office in Houston, Texas with plans to expand in South Texas – San Antonio, North Texas, and the Panhandle area of Texas.

Mr. Barr has been honored as a distinguished graduate with a portrait, displayed on the wall of recognized Alumni in the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at Saint Mary's University.

Mr. Barr is also a board certified civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and board certified civil pre-trial practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. 

John Barr

Mary Christian Barr handles general civil litigation, appellate, and administrative matters. She practices insurance law handling first and third-party claims, personal injury, property damage, premise liability, and product liability matters. In addition, Ms. Barr handles regulatory matters before the Federal Aviation Administration for specified Mexican airlines. She is fluent in Spanish.


Ms. Barr, a native of Dallas, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Strategic Communications at Texas Christian University in 2011 where she was a member of the NCAA Women’s Equestrian Team (2008 National Champions), TCU Letterman’s Association, TCU Ad Association, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Ms. Barr was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2015 where she was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar and was a member of the San Antonio Young Lawyers’ Association, Dallas/Ft. Worth Association Student Chapter, and Texas Young Lawyers’ Association.

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The firm of Burt Barr & Associates, L.L.P. is A.V. rated. This AV rating is from Martindale-Hubell and was awarded to the firm as a whole. 


Give the client value, personal attention, return telephone calls the day they are received, and report to the client as requested.

Attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization except as specifically noted.




203 E. Colorado​

Dallas, TX 75203

Tel:  (214) 943-0012