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J. Benjamin Barlow


Ben Barlow is a trial attorney who has a broad base of experience in trials and appeals involving the areas of business, family and personal injury law.  Mr. Barlow also has a unique specialization in the area of school law, having represented various large and small independent school districts and their boards of trustees, educational institutions, administrators, and teachers in Texas.  He has advocated on behalf of both employers and employees, in matters ranging from discrimination to enforcements of covenants not to compete and trade secret protection.  He has also represented clients before the Fort Worth and Houston Courts of Appeals, as well as the Texas Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Barlow joined Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP in 1995 following association with the School Law section of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Houston.

Practice Areas

Licensed/Admitted to Practice

  • State of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • University of Texas, Juris Doctor (with honors, 1992)
  • Vanderbilt University Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude, 1989)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association (Director 2004-2006; Secretary/Treasurer 2009-2010; Vice President 2010-11; President Elect 2011-2012; President 2012-2013)
  • National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys (1992 to present)
  • National Organization on Legal Problems in Education (1992 to 1995)
  • Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys (1992 to present)
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court


  • “Prayer in Public Schools in Light of Lee v. Weisman and its Progeny,” WEST’S EDUC. LAW REPORTER, Vol. 87, Feb. 10, 1994

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Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP
920 Foch Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: 817.731.4500
Fax: 817.731.6200

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