Attorney Profile


Brandon W. Barnett

Military Defense Attorney
Marine Officer | Judge Advocate

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Phone: 817.993.9249
Fax: 877.373.8179

Email: Email Me

Brandon W. Barnett, a Reserve Marine Corps Judge Advocate and Military Judge, practices worldwide military defense and state criminal defense in Texas.  As a Marine judge advocate, Mr. Barnett served as a criminal trial lawyer in courts-martial and administrative hearings, handling a wide range of cases involving high level violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including sexual assault, larceny, fraud, drug possession and officer misconduct.

Mr. Barnett faithfully served his country and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate.  As Deputy SJA on board Al Asad Air Base, Mr. Barnett supervised all legal assistance and traveled to bases and outposts across the country to assist the Multi-National Force-Iraq with detention operations and law of war matters.

Following his tour in Iraq, Mr. Barnett served at the Pentagon with Headquarters Marine Corps – Judge Advocate Division.  There he handled officer promotion and misconduct matters and developed training programs to enhance the trial skills of Marine judge advocates.  He also served on the Joint Services Committee working group where he reviewed the laws and regulations for military courts-martial and recommended changes to Congress and the President.

Mr. Barnett is now exclusively focused on representing military service members in military cases worldwide and individuals accused of crimes in North Texas.  Mr. Barnett is available to represent service members at any base or station across the world.  Brandon Barnett does not practice law in Veterans Administration matters.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Qualified and Certified as a Judge Advocate in all Military Courts
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals


  • 58th Military Judge’s Course – TJAGLCS, Charlottesville, VA
  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. (Master of Laws) – Litigation
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Command & Staff College, Marine Corps University
  • Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps University
  • Naval Justice School, Newport Rhode Island
  • The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works


  • How to Conduct Proper Command Investigations, MARFORRES, 2013
  • Ethics in the Prosecution of Military Courts-Martial, Marine Corps Trial Counsel Assistance Program, 2011
  • Summary Court-Martial Process and Procedure, 3D Marine Aircraft Wing Officer PME, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • High Scorer – Texas Bar Exam 2006
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Criminal Defense
  • Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense
  • Order of Barristers
  • Top Attorney – Fort Worth Magazine, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Marine Corps Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Tech Alumni Association
  • Countryside Bible Church, Member
  • Christian Legal Society, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Supervising Attorney, Officer Misconduct & Promotions, HQMC Pentagon, Washington DC, 2010-2012
  • Trial Counsel Assistance Program Deputy, HQMC Pentagon, Washington DC, 2009-2010
  • Senior Trial Counsel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA 2009
  • Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 3D MAW, Al Asad, Iraq, 2008-2009
  • Trial Counsel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA, 2007-2008
  • United States Marine Corps, Judge Advocate, 2001 – 2012
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, Judge Advocate, 2012 – Present