Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC is an award-winning law firm with offices in Fort Worth and Keller, Texas. Their attorneys handle Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Family Law cases. Contact BHW today for a free consultation of your legal issue.

Firm Overview

Respected In The Legal Community:

Our attorneys have been listed among the Texas Super Lawyers, the Top Attorneys in Fort Worth, the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Top 40 Under 40. Through ethical representation, hard work, and proven results, we have earned the respect of the legal community.

Texas Trial Attorneys:

As former state and federal prosecutors, our Fort Worth lawyers have substantial trial experience. We have proven ourselves in all aspects of litigation, handling everything from traffic tickets to capital murder cases as well as military law matters, and more. Whether your case is best resolved through negotiation, or an argument before a judge and jury is necessary, we will put forth every effort to get you the results you need.

Principled Representation:

We strive to be individuals of high character with uncompromising personal and professional ethics. We believe that honesty and candor go a long way in court, as in life. Guided by these principles, we zealously and aggressively represent each of our clients and explore all potential options to achieve favorable results.

- Brandon W. Barnett - AVVO 5-Star Rating
- Jason H. Howard - AVVO 5-Star Rating
- Luke A. Williams - AVVO 5-Star Rating
- Jesse Lotspeich - AVVO 5-Star Rating
- Ashley Gilmore - AVVO 5-Star Rating
- Laura Alexander - AVVO 5-Star Rating
- Cami Gildner - Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
- Criminal Defense
- DWI Defense
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support)

Main Office

Downtown Fort Worth Office
209 W. 8th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102


(817) 993-9249


(877) 373-8179


Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Misdemeanor Pretrial Misdemeanor Trial Felony Pretrial Felony Trial Probation Revocation

Office Information

Office Hours

8-5 (M-F)

Office Manager

Sue Holdridge

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Other Offices

Keller Office
101 Quest Ct.
Keller, TX 76248

Criminal Defense

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC is a top-rated criminal defense law firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Our attorneys are exclusively focused on criminal defense and have built a proven track record of success in criminal cases.

Combining the experience and expertise of state and federal prosecutors, our attorneys have over 25 years of combined experience and over 300 jury trials. They are named Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly Magazine, Top Attorneys by Fort Worth Magazine, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our attorneys have a passion for criminal law and a passion to help people. These two passions merge in the practice of criminal defense, where we get the opportunity to help individuals who are facing criminal charges in Tarrant County, Texas.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

BHW attorneys include:
-Texas SuperLawyers
-Top Attorneys, Fort Worth
-Top 100 Trial Lawyers
-Top 40 Under 40
-Adjunct Law Professor
-Military Judge
-Former State and Federal Prosecutors

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We believe that our clients should be as informed as possible about the legal issues they are facing. We strive to help them learn all along the way.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our firm uses a team approach to every case. When you hire one of us, you hire the entire firm. If the case ultimately goes to trial, there will be more than one attorney at trial (without any additional cost to the client).

Brandon Barnett

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Brandon Barnett is a criminal defense attorney with the Fort Worth, Texas firm of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. His practice is exclusively focused on state and military criminal defense cases in the Fort Worth area. Mr. Barnett is also a US Marine Officer and Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and an adjunct law professor at Texas A&M University School of Law.


Bar Number: 24053088


George Washington University School of Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.),

Texas Tech University School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.),

Jason Howard

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Jason Howard is a criminal defense attorney and DWI specialist with the Fort Worth, Texas firm of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. His practice is exclusively focused on state DWI defense case in Tarrant and Denton Counties. Mr. Howard is a trial tested attorney having previously served as felony court chief with the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney's Office.


Bar Number: 24052175


Texas Tech University School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.),

Luke Williams

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Luke Williams practices criminal defense, Title IX defense, and personal injury law with the Fort Worth, Texas firm of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. Mr. Williams brings a wealth of legal experience from his prior positions as Assistant District Attorney in Lubbock County and Assistant City Attorney in Plano.


Bar Number: 24047271


Texas Tech University School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.),

Ashley Gilmore

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Ashley Gilmore is a proven Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. Ashely came to Barnett Howard & Williams after spending several years with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor.


Bar Number: 24086501
Texas, 2013


James E. Rogers College of Law at The University of Arizona
J.D., 2013

Jesse Lotspeich

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Jesse Lotspeich manages the Personal Injury practice for Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. He is a veteran to personal injury litigation in Tarrant County, having handles all types of accident and injury case, large and small, for the past 15 years.


Texas Tech University School of Law
JD, 2005

Cami Gildner

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Cami Gildner is Of Counsel with Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. Cami teamed up with BHW after spending nearly a decade as a prosecutor with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Denton County District Attorney’s Office. She has tried over 120 jury trials in both felony and misdemeanor courtrooms. She has extensive knowledge of how criminal cases are investigated by law enforcement and how they are prosecuted by the State.


SMU Dedman School of Law

Laura Alexander

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC

Laura Alexander manages the Family Law practice for Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. Laura brought a wealth of Family Law litigation experience when she joined BHW in 2020. Laura is a trusted advocated for divorce, child custody, and child support matters.


Baylor University School of Law

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