Barton L. Ridley

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas – admitted in 1994

Collin County Bar Association

Austin Bar Association
Admitted to United States District Courts:

  • Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Professional Liability Defense Federation
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association

Defense Research Institute

DFW RIMS - The Risk Management Society
Plano Chamber of Commerce

Education

Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 1994
University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1991

Honors

Texas Super Lawyer

  •  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022

Community Organizations

Plano ISD Alumni Association

Texas Exes – Life Member

Graduate of Leadership Plano Class XVIII (2001)

Board of Directors – Plano International Preschool, 2001 – 2009

Board of Directors – Plano ISD Education Foundation, 2003 – 2011

Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, 2008

Plano ISD Career and Technical Advisory Committee, 2015 – 2016

Junior Achievement Volunteer, Wilson Middle School, 2014, 2015, and 2016

Board of Directors – Plano Youth Leadership, 2016 – 2022

Litigation Matters

•     Defending grocery store chain in premises liability cases throughout Texas since 1994.
•     Defending national rental car companies in litigation throughout Texas since 1999.
•     Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers— Rising Star Edition 2006.
•     Certified Mediator since 2007.
•     Handled hundreds of cases, and served as Lead Trial Counsel or Second Chair in over 20 jury trials.
•     Obtained defense verdicts from juries in premises liability cases tried in Bell, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hood, Hunt,   

       Kaufman, Limestone, Navarro, Parker, and Tarrant Counties.
•     Secured no negligence jury verdict in trucking accident case arising from a rear-end collision.
•     Successfully defended C-level executive of worldwide company against gross negligence claims arising from vehicle                  collision resulting in multiple spinal surgeries.
•     Obtained directed verdict and complete dismissal of personal injury claims arising from alleged defective vehicle braking        system during jury trial.
•     Successfully defended charitable organizations in litigation involving allegations of sexual abuse pending in Tom Green            and Taylor Counties.
•     Obtained complete dismissal of claims for malicious prosecution and defamation by former employee against                          supervisor  during jury trial in Smith County.
•     Successfully defended malpractice cases against insurance agents, realtors, city attorneys, criminal defense lawyers,                divorce lawyers, and bankruptcy counsel.
•     Convinced Appellate Court to uphold complete dismissal of professional negligence and health care liability claims                  against pharmacist and retail pharmacy.  Lillie Perry v. Rick Bradley and Brookshire Grocery Co., 2011 WL 6415135, Tex.            App–Waco 2011.
•     Successfully defended companies against workplace injury suits involving industrial lifting equipment in Harris, Lamar            and Smith Counties.
•     Achieved favorable result for national safety product supply company in life altering injury suit arising from actions of              intoxicated employee in Travis County.