Baxter W. Banowsky has been representing governmental and private sector clients for over twenty years. He has obtained the highest possible rating in both ethics and standard of practice by Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Banowsky’s diverse experience includes representing governmental and private sector clients in condemnation and inverse condemnation matters, development disputes, contractual disputes, zoning matters, civil rights litigation, ADA litigation, employment litigation, shareholder/partnership disputes, securities litigation, products liability litigation, personal injury and wrongful death suits, construction litigation, insurance coverage and surety bond litigation, and TORA and TOMA litigation. Mr. Banowsky is also a lecturer on municipal law topics.
Mr. Banowsky represents select clients in family law matters.
Mr. Banowsky also represents creditors in collection matters including complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.
Mr. Banowsky holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Accordingly, Mr. Banowsky also represents clients before the U.S.P.T.O.
A sixth generation Texan, Mr. Banowsky was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1965. Mr. Banowsky graduated in 1989 from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, Mr. Banowsky attended the Southern Methodist University School of Law, graduating Cum Laude and a member of the Order of the Coif in 1992. While at SMU, Mr. Banowsky served as the Citations Editor of the Southwestern Law Journal.
Mr. Banowsky was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 1992. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Michigan and the District of Nebraska; and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Banowsky is a former member of the SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors (2001-2018). The SMU Athletic Forum sponsors the Doak Walker Award and the Doak Walker Legends Award. www.doakwalkeraward.com
Mr. Banowsky is a former member of the Community Services Foundation Board of Directors and acted as the Board President during 2007. The Community Services Foundation is a non-profit foundation which works with local HVAC contractors and suppliers to help provide heating and air conditioning equipment and services for poor and elderly residents of North Texas. www.csfonline.org
Mr. Banowsky is also the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Grace Academy of Dallas (2007-2019). Grace Academy assists Christian families in meeting the educational and spiritual needs of their children. www.graceacademy.com
Mr. Banowsky lives in Dallas with his wife, Tanya, and their four children.