Litigators Serving Clients In Texas And Across The Nation

Baxter W. Banowsky


Baxter W. Banowsky began his practice with Figari and Davenport in 1992, focusing almost exclusively on insurance defense litigation. Since that time, he has expanded his practice to include the representation of both governmental and private sector clients. 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, private sector and institutional 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, professional negligence claims, 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.

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 has been a member of the SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors since 2001. The SMU Athletic Forum sponsors the Doak Walker Award and the Doak Walker Legends Award.

Mr. Banowsky currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Grace Academy of Dallas. Grace Academy assists Christian families in meeting the educational and spiritual needs of their children.

Mr. Banowsky is an avid triathlete and a finisher of the 2012 Ironman Coeur d’Alene and lives in Dallas with his wife, Tanya, and their four children.

Pro-Bono Activities

  • SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors, Member, since 2001
  • Grace Academy of Dallas, Board of Trustees, Chairman
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Practice Areas

  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Transactional
  • Intellectual Property


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma
    • Bachelor of Science - 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office