More than 30 years

of insurance defense litigation experience by each of the firm's shareholders.


Our San Antonio Office

is relocating in July. Stay tuned for more information.


Customized Fee

solutions to achieve efficient and effective litigation defense results.


Our Team

of experienced attorneys has managed thousands of cases for small P&C and non-standard insurance carriers as well as medium and large standard carriers.


New to Texas?

We have assisted several insurance carriers new to Texas in creating their presence here.

What We Do


Focus Spending, Predict Case Costs and Mitigate Risk

Since our founding nearly 20 years ago, we’ve worked with many small P&C and non-standard insurance carriers utilizing standard policies. Our staff includes experienced attorneys and paralegals working together to create efficient relationships that help to contain litigation costs. As a leader in the non-standard insurance defense field throughout Texas, we offer customizable solutions at competitive hourly, fixed fee or hybrid rates to achieve efficient and effective litigation defense results.

Customizable Case Management Data Reports

Bain & Barkley uses data reporting to help clients efficiently and consistently manage their cases. At the initiation of an engagement, we examine each carrier’s long term legal and business objectives. We target different possible conclusions for each case and set the tactical goals to achieve strategic objectives. We then provide weekly or monthly reports with statistical information on case activity that supports claims management and decision making.

Our customizable client reports can include any number of variables. Current clients track information such as:

  • Cases in active litigation
  • Venue
  • Jurisdiction
  • Litigation Costs to Date
  • Number of Days Open
  • Cases Settled

Delivering Data that Claims Managers Require

Our team fully understands the unique challenges claims managers and adjusters face and focus their efforts on achieving their goals, including the following:

  • Providing Effective Defense to Their Insureds
  • Lowering the Open Case Inventory Rate
  • Decreasing L&E Costs
  • Managing Monthly Bill Reviews

Our clients stay with us for the long term – because we are innovative counsel that create customizable solutions at competitive hourly, fixed fee or hybrid rates.

Practice Areas

Auto Liability Defense

The firm’s attorneys are versed in all arguments and have managed virtually every type of policy, loss or claim.

First-Party Homeowners

Bain & Barkley’s expertise comprises coverage investigations, opinions and defense in first- and third-party suits.

Storm Cases

Bain & Barkley helps carriers defend against storm suits throughout Texas, including firestorms, windstorms, hailstorms and tornadoes.

Coverage Issues

Bain & Barkley offers expert counsel to clients on coverage issues involving automobile and homeowners policies.

Fraud Investigation

Bain & Barkley has provided expert counsel and conducted internal and external fraud investigations for corporations in a variety of industries, as well as nationally known, small P&C and non-standard insurance carriers.


After 27 years practicing Civil Litigation, Michael Tate Barkley has added Mediator to his credentials. Bain & Barkley is pleased to offer this valuable service to our clients.

Why Bain & Barkley?


The Bain & Barkley difference is that we are service providers who understand the unique and changing dynamics of the non-standard insurance industry. Our partnered carriers have discovered that having us litigate the bulk of their docket creates economies of scale and a clear view of measurable cost savings.

I have worked with Steve Bain, Founding Partner at Bain & Barkley for over 25 years. They are professional, knowledgeable, and fearless.

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Senior Litigation Specialist - Carol C.

I highly endorse Bain & Barkley. They are very knowledgeable, trustworthy and get incredible results. The entire staff associated with Bain & Barkley works hard, responds quickly and creates solutions.

Litigation Supervisor – Athena K.

Bain & Barkley is very well-respected in the insurance community. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a defense firm that knows the law and truly cares about getting their clients the most favorable results possible.

National Litigation Director – David C.