Denney & Barrett is a nationally recognized trial law firm with over 30 years of experience trying products liability and catastrophic personal injury cases.  Our lawyers have litigated groundbreaking cases for catastrophic personal injury and death, product liability, and mass torts.  While some law firms brag about being a "trial law firm," Denney & Barrett actually tries cases.

Senior Partner, Richard L. Denney, has served as the Chair of the Trial Committee for the Ford Explorer and Firestone Tire MDL, and was instrumental in forcing the recall of millions of defective Firestone Tires.

Despite our National reputation, Denney & Barrett is a family business started by the husband and wife team of Richard Denney and Lydia JoAnn Barrett.  Jason Robinson, their son-in-law, joined the firm in 2008 allowing Denney & Barrett to expand the practice while maintaining the strong family bond.  Because Denney & Barrett is a small firm, we limit the number of cases that we accept.  This allows us to give each individual case the care and attention that it deserves.



Automotive Products Liability: Automotive product defects can cause serious injuries or deaths to unsuspecting drivers or passengers.  Many times the injuries result from the failure of safety systems to do their jobs during a crash.  Other times the defects themselves cause the crash.  These cases are incredibly complex and take years of experience to win.  Our attorneys have successfully tried and settled cases across the country involving various automotive product defects including:

  • Stability and Handling Defects
  • Airbag Failures to Deploy
  • Seatbelt Failures
  • Tire Failures
  • Roof Crush

Other Product Defects:  Automobile defects are not the only cause of catastrophic injuries.  Many other products in and around our homes and jobsites can have devastating effects on users when used as anticipated by the manufacturer.  For example, ATVS and UTVS can cause significant harm because the standards that exist to protect the public have not kept up with the auto industry.  Our attorneys have handled cases involving:

  • 3-wheelers
  • 4-wheelers
  • UTVs
  • Oil Field Equipment
  • Garbage Truck Lift Gates
  • Gas Can Explosions
  • and others

Heavy Truck Litigation:  Truck accident cases, much like automotive products liability cases, are extremely complex.  Trucking laws vary from the standard rules of the road that the average driver must obey, because of their size and weight, injuries from accidents involving trucks are often catastrophic.  Our attorneys have handled numerous trucking accidents over the past 30 years. 

Mass Tort Litigation:  Few cases are as complex and detailed as mass tort cases.  They often involve multidistrict litigation, class action suits, and as a result, numerous plaintiffs and defendants.  Mr. Denney's experience as Co-Chair of the Ford/Firestone trial committee and TAC member of the Blitz Bankruptcy arising from gas can explosion litigation has allowed him unique experience in handling this type of case.

In addition Denney & Barrett continues to handle cases in the following areas: 

  • Commercial litigation
  • Bank Fraud
  • Oil & Gas Injury Cases
  • Fraudulent Business Practices and Non-Compete litigation