Bryan Haynes

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Bryan Haynes

500 North Akard Street
Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201
Mr. Haynes has tried more than 60 trials and arbitrations throughout Texas and across the United States in his twenty-eight years of trial practice. Representing plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and corporations, he translates complex legal matters into easily understandable language that has helped him achieve an unparalleled trial record.


  • Bankruptcy Litigation/Transactions

Corporate & Business

  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Corporate Entity Disputes
  • Joint Ventures & Partnerships
  • Shareholder Disputes


  • Oil & Gas Litigation

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation

Securities & Finance

  • Securities Litigation & Arbitration


  • Copyright Litigation
  • Cyber Insurance Coverage & Litigation
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation/li>
  • Securities Fraud Litigation
  • Securities Litigation & Arbitration
  • State & Federal Appeals
  • Trademark Litigation

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • State Bar of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2018

Bryan draws on his broad experience in both state and federal courts to prosecute and defend cases involving  intellectual property litigation, complex commercial disputes, trade secret issues, and director or officer litigation.

Mr. Haynes also serves as an arbitrator/neutral for a Federal regulatory authority and as an independently assigned arbitrator in other complex commercial disputes. Mr. Haynes also mediates select cases, primarily involving intellectual property and complex commercial disputes.

Representative Matters

    • Along with partner Brent Kugler, obtained a substantial favorable settlement in favor of our client investors from multiple oil and gas production companies after two weeks of testimony before a jury on claims of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duties. Sharon and Tom Davis v. Craig L. Blair, et al; Cause No. 5117, in the 394th Judicial District Court of Culberson County, Texas;
    • A jury trial resulted in a verdict and judgment mandating the sale and transfer of title to a multi-million dollar commercial high-rise building to our clients. John Michael Moss, et al., v. Daiker Partners, Ltd., et al., Cause No. 1-14-12, in the 439th Judicial District Court of Rockwall County, Texas;
    • After a week long jury trial before the tenacious Judge Lucius D. Bunton, III, obtained jury findings and a judgment that our client’s product was not the cause of an unpalatable food product sold by the plaintiff. Odessa Tortilla & Tamale Factory, Inc. v. Magnolia Beef Company, Inc., et al., Case No. 7:96-CV-00156-LDB; in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Midland Division;
    • In a non-jury trial, obtained a favorable ruling from the court for our 50% LLC member client against claims that he had damaged the other 50% LLC member through alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Linda Raney vs. Alumni Logistics, Inc., et al.; Cause No. 429-00460-2014, in the 429th Judicial District Court of Collin County, Texas;
    • After a non-jury trial, court required the manufacturer of clothing products take back defective products from our client, the products’ designer and wholesaler, and awarded attorneys’ fees. Salzbrenner Enterprises, Inc. v. CMerit USA, Inc.; Cause No. DC-11-14845; in the 44th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas;
    • Obtained a directed defense verdict for our client in a jury trial on claims of fraud, breach of contract, and tortious interference with existing contract. Sanden Int’l v. Williams; Case No. 4:93-CV-00165; in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division;
    • Obtained dismissal of patent infringement, trade dress infringement, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition claims against client relating to the design of walk-in bathtubs in federal court in Orlando, Florida, and then successfully obtained summary judgment against that same party in federal court in Waco, Texas declaring that no patent existed and that client did not infringe on any trade dress, did not steal any trade secrets, and did not unfairly compete with the opposing party. MoniLisa Collection, Inc. v. Clarke Products, Inc. et al.; Case No. 6:2011cv00360, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, and Clarke Products, Inc. v. The MoniLisa Collection, Inc., et al; Case No. 6:2011cv00055; in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division;
    • Received an award of more than $400,000 for inventor client after a six day arbitration hearing in Houston, Texas against a Canadian corporation which breached its contract by taking trade secrets for wind turbine technology and allowing its sister company to use those trade secrets without authorization. Ken Johnson v. Enviro-Energies Holdings, Inc., private arbitration;
    • Successfully represented The Belo Company and The Dallas Morning News in two suits against the publisher of “The Great State of Texas Almanac”, based on our clients’ ownership of the “Texas Almanac” mark and publication of the venerable almanac by the same name. Cool Springs Press v. The Belo Company, et al.; Case No. 3:2005-cv-00879; in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Memphis Division; and The Dallas Morning News, L.P. v. Thomas Nelson Inc. et al. Case No. 3:2005cv02163; in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division;
    • Represented Holley Performance Products, Inc. against a competitor based on unique trademark, trade dress infringement, and unfair competition theories due to the competitor’s manufacture and sale of auto parts that copied the distinctive and famous design of the Holley four barrel and two barrel carburetors, combined with its use of Holley’s registered trademarks in misleading comparison advertising. Holley Performance Products, Inc. v. Quick Fuel Technology et al., Case No. 1:2007cv00185; in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Bowling Green Division;
    • Successfully represented Homevestors of America, Inc. in prosecuting numerous trademark infringement claims in federal courts across the United States to protect its highly valuable registered “We Buy Ugly Houses” marks.
    • In an exparte appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, obtained a finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between our client’s marks and the marks of another registrant which provided tangentially related services.  In Re: Safeguard Self Storage,  Inc.; Before the Trademark Trial and appeal Board; No. 76004339.
  • Member, Texas Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, Texas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Talent Attraction Council, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Innovation Task Force, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Juris Doctor, Baylor University School of Law, February 1991
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, Baylor University, May 1988
  • Selected in Lawyers of Distinction list for excellence in Intellectual Property, 2019
  • Recognized as one of the 2015 Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation Law by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Martindale Hubbell, and National Law Journal
  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell