David F. Barton

Business Category:

Business Corporate

Business Name:

Gardner Law


(210) 733-8191


David F. Barton has extensive litigation experience concentrating his practice in environmental, administrative, government and government contracts law. He joined Gardner Law in 1996 after serving as a United States Air Force JAG officer, as well as having six years of private practice with a Texas firm. Mr. Barton successfully prosecuted the landmark case of Rothe Development Corp. v. The United States, 545 F.3d 1023 (Fed. Cir. 2008), finding, as unconstitutional, a Department of Defense procurement minority preference program.

Mr. Barton counsels clients in environmental matters, government contracts, regulatory compliance, commercial law, and litigation related to those areas. He represents industries, businesses, and government units on matters involving water, air, solid and hazardous waste, toxins, wetlands, endangered species, historic preservation, NEPA, Superfund and federal and state court litigation in those areas. He has taught courses in criminal law, litigation, administration of justice and environmental crimes at several universities throughout the United States, and he has been a guest speaker at environmental law, government contract and construction law seminars.


Environmental and Administrative
Government Contracts


State Bar of Texas, 1991
State Bar of Arkansas, 1976
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Military Appeals
United States Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court

State Bar of Texas Environmental & Natural Resources Section
College of the State Bar of Texas
Arkansas Bar Association (Fellow)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
San Antonio Bar Association, Environmental Section
San Antonio Manufacturers Association, Alamo Area Chapter
Air & Waste Management Association
San Antonio Water System, Citizens Advisory Panel
Mountain States Legal Foundation, Board of Litigation
United States Air Force, Retired Lt. Col.

Education & Awards

University of Arkansas, J.D. 1975
University of Missouri at Columbia, B.A. 1967

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