Paul D. Barkhurst Jr.

Paul D. Barkhurst Jr.

San Antonio, Texas
Paul D. Barkhurst Jr.

Paul has extensive litigation experience in business and real estate disputes. He has developed a special concentration in the area of eminent domain, representing landowners as well as governmental entities in numerous such lawsuits, involving millions of dollars. Paul has successfully represented numerous owners in ranch power line takings, pipeline cases, and highway construction cases. Paul also represents governmental entities in construction disputes, and has represented contractors and subcontractors in private disputes. He also has extensive experience handling complex business dissolution and injunction cases.

A former Air Force Aviator, Paul began his legal career as a United States Air Force Judge Advocate General. As a JAG Captain, he prosecuted and defended numerous court-martial trials involving felony-level offenses. He finalized his military career as a Civil Litigation Attorney in Washington, D.C. representing the Air Force in Federal Courts throughout the country. Paul, formerly a shareholder with Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc. established Barkhurst & Hinojosa, P.C. in February 2010, and continues to provide legal services to private individuals as well as governmental agencies and entities.

Areas of Practice

  • Condemnation
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • General Litigation
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Law Review: Texas Tech Law Review, Board of Editors
  • Southwest Texas State University, Texas
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: AFROTC Distinguished Graduate
    • Honors: History Honor Society

Representative Cases

  • City of San Antonio v. Alamo Aircraft Supply Inc., et. al., 2014 WL 3927722 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, n.p.h.)
  • City of San Antonio v. Rogers Shavano Ranch, Ltd et al., No. 04-13-00623-CV (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Mar. 27, 2014, pet filed)
  • City of San Antonio v. Alamo Aircraft Supply, Inc., et al., City of San Antonio v. Kopplow Development, Inc., No. 04-09-00403-CV, 2010 WL 4336172 (Tex.App-San Antonio, Nov. 3, 2010, pet filed)
  • Patillo v. City of San Antonio ex rel. San Antonio Water System, 161 S.W.3d 608 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, pet. denied)
  • San Antonio Independent School Dist. City of San Antonio ex rel. San Antonio Water System, 2004 WL 2450919 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, pet. denied)
  • Bechtel Corp. v. City of San Antonio, 2006 WL 228689 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, n.p.h)
  • Davis v. Weatherston, 2002 WL 871407 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, n.p.h)
  • Onebeacon Lloyds of Texas v. SA Discount Liquors, Inc., 2005 WL 3338006 (W.D.Tex 2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Inns of Court, Barrister
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Graduate
  • Federal Bar Association, Treasurer & Director
  • International Right of Way Association, Member & Frequent Speaker
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Real Estate Discussion Group
  • Air Force Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Judge Advocate General's Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General
  • Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc., Shareholder

Pro Bono Activities

  • Veteran's of Foreign Wars, Judge Advocate for Post 76
  • American Legion
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas