Bryan Cantrell

C. Bryan Cantrell

C. Bryan Cantrell attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a B.S. in 1992. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1995 after graduating cum laude from Baylor University Law School. Bryan was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1995. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and all U.S. District Courts for the State of Texas.

After graduation from Baylor University Law School, Bryan joined the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Dallas, Texas. Bryan also practiced in College Station, Texas before moving to Huntsville in 2001 to begin the firm that is now Barcus & Cantrell, PLLC.

J. Hans Barcus

J. Hans Barcus

Hans has over 20 years of civil trial experience. Board certified in personal injury law since 2002, and having handled a wide variety of complex litigation matters throughout Texas and beyond its borders, Hans’s experience and dedication has brought proven results to individuals and businesses since he was first licensed to practice law in Texas in 1995. Hans is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Millsaps College, (double major in English and History, with a minor in Business Administration), a 1995 graduate of Baylor Law School, and a 2005 graduate of the University of California-Berkeley’s L.L.M. program, where his studies were concentrated upon national and international natural resource law and land use law. Since 2017, Hans has undergone training to perform mediations and is one of the few mediators in Walker County to have performed the course work to obtain the 40 hour level certification required by section 154.052 Tex. Lib. Prac. & Rem. Code, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures Act.

More about Hans

Hans is a member of the Walker County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Harris County Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is a past president of the Seven Coves Home Owners Association on Lake Conroe in Willis, TX and a past Vice-President of the Post Oak Park Townhomes Home Owners Association in Houston, Texas, where he played an active leadership role in shepherding the community into a 100% ownership sale of the entire property to a developer. Hans is a multi-year coach, volunteer and sponsor of the Oaks Dad’s Club, where both his elementary age children play soccer.  He has also volunteered his time to set-up adult soccer teams who compete in community recreation leagues.  He and his wife, Carissa, a yoga instructor, support each other and their family in variety of outdoor and athletic pursuits. including cycling, running, hiking, fishing, upland bird hunting and, of course, yoga!!


Previous and Current Firm Affiliations

West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, College Station, Texas 1996-2001

Engvall & Hlavinka, Houston, Texas 2001-2004

Cantrell, Ray & Barcus, Huntsville, Texas 2005-2017

Barcus & Cantrell, Huntsville/Conroe, Texas 2017-present


Court admissions (current unless otherwise noted

Texas State Bar (1995)

Southern District of Texas

Northern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

5th Circuit Court of Appeals

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Previous Temporary/Pro Hac Admissions to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, and the State Courts of Louisiana and Mississippi.


Professional Memberships and Certifications

Board Certified in Personal Injury Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002

Mediation Training Certificate-40 Hour Level- University of Houston Law Center 2017

Member of the Texas Bar College 2017


Representative & Published Cases

Hans & his partner Bryan have successfully handled multiple death and catastrophic injury cases in the State of Texas, including several trucking cases and a maritime dram shop case which led to settlements in excess of one-million dollars.

Hans & his partner Bryan tried to verdict a case against Greyhound Bus Lines in Montgomery County, Texas which led to a jury awarding their clients over one million dollars, including a very large exemplary damages award.

Hans has assisted many small business owners in their business, construction and collections disputes and has pursued multiple lien claims to litigation, including claims for Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Liens and claims for “removeables” against purchase money lien-holders

Parver v. Jet Blue Airlines Corp., 649 F. App’x 539 (9th Cir. 2016) (Hans successfully argued Ms. Parver’s appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and managed to have her claims against Jet Blue re-instated in the United States District Court of Nevada;

Tom Wright Constr., LLC v. JDM Steel Constr., LLC, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 9551 (Tex. App.—Waco 2017, no pet.)

Vargas v. Applied Mach. Corp., 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 1151 (App.—Beaumont 2016, no pet.)
Craine v. Home Depot U.S.A., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181473 (S.D. Tex. 2015)

Russell v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143882 (S.D. Tex. 2014)

Arthey v. Schlumberger Tech. Corp., 398 S.W.3d 831 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2012, rev’d 435 S.W.3d 250 (Tex. 2014))

In re Adams, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 10116 (App.—Tyler 2013, no pet.)

Russell v. Altom, 546 F. App’x 432 (5th Cir. 2013)

Russell v. Waterwood Improvement Ass’n, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 9116 (App.—Beaumont 2011, no pet.)

Ontiveros v. City of Rosenberg, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112564 (S.D. Tex. 2008)

Scherer v. Angell, 253 S.W.3d 777 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2007, no pet.)

Noland v. State, 264 S.W.3d 144 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2007, no pet.)

Green v. State, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 10658 (App.—Waco Dec. 13, 2006, no pet.)

Russell v. Sam Hous. Elec. Coop., 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 10009 (App.—Beaumont 2006, no pet.)

In re Penn-America Ins. Co., 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 9399 (App.—Waco 2006, pet. dism’d by agr.).

Allen v. Connolly, 158 S.W.3d 61 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2005, no pet.)

Mato v. Baldauf, 267 F.3d 444 (5th Cir. 2001)

Morse v. Delgado, 975 S.W.2d 378 (Tex. App.—Waco 1998, no writ).