More than 30 years

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


Both our

Houston and San Antonio offices are OPEN and practicing Covid-19 Safety Protocols.


We can offer

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


A Different Kind of Law Firm

Bain & Barkley isn’t your typical insurance defense firm, in the best way possible. More than 30 years of insurance defense claims handling litigation experience by each shareholder provides us with both a breadth and depth of knowledge in the insurance industry. From the beginning of each new carrier relationship, the firm’s name partners are involved in examining the carrier’s long-term legal and business objectives, targeting different possible conclusions for each case and setting the tactical goals to achieve their strategic objectives. The partners provide leadership and direction to the firm’s associates who are also highly experienced in insurance litigation. Along with our support staff, they are focused on the unique challenges claims managers face: lowering the open case inventory rate, decreasing L&E costs and managing billing.

Focus Spending, Predict Case Costs and Mitigate Risk

Since our founding 20 years ago, we’ve worked with many insurance carriers. Our staff includes experienced attorneys and paralegals working together using advanced technology to create efficient relationships that help to contain litigation costs. When requested, we offer customizable fee solutions to achieve efficient and effective litigation defense results.

Practice Areas

Trucking/Transportation Insurance Defense Practice

Transportation defense is a large part of our practice areas. Leveraging decades of collective firm member experience, we represent carriers who provide automobile and trucking insurance coverage, their insureds, self-insured corporations, and rental car companies across the State of Texas.

Storm/First-Party Defense Practice

Bain & Barkley helps carriers defend first-party personal property claims throughout Texas and Florida involving losses claimed as a result of hurricanes, freeze, firestorms, windstorms, hailstorms and tornadoes.

Fraud Investigation/Examinations Under Oath (EUO)

Bain & Barkley offers expert counsel to clients conducting internal and external fraud investigations. Our work includes research and investigation into all necessary facts and law to determine coverage.

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.