Attorney Profiles
Brian K. Tackett 
Denton, Texas
phone 940-222-6565
fax 866-638-8846
email Email Me

Brian K. Tackett

Board Certified in Family Law



Brian Tackett is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by less than 1% of the attorneys in the State of Texas.  He has been recognized a one of the best attorneys in Denton County and was the winner of the Best of Denton County survey for 2013.  He has been designated as a Super Lawyer for family law in the State of Texas by Thomson Reuters.  He has undergone an extensive peer review by judges and other attorneys for ethical standards and legal ability and received an AV rating – the highest possible rating reserved only for “preeminent” attorneys.


Brian Tackett has earned his reputation as an outstanding litigator and implements an aggressive approach. 


Brian Tackett is a partner with the law firm of Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP, and specializes exclusively in family law.  He is the head of the family and criminal law sections of the firm.  His practice has been built on an ever expanding referral base.  He receives referrals from other lawyers, judges, politicians, and most importantly past and current clients. 


My mission is to put my clients in the best possible position to achieve their goals by out-preparing and out-working my opponent. 


I am first and foremost a trial attorney.  Much of my skill and craft were honed as a criminal prosecutor in the Denton County District Attorney’s office.  I have spent countless hours in the courtroom advocating for my clients.  While I am always courteous and professional in the courtroom, my clients will not be bullied.


I enjoy courtroom advocacy the most, but I emphasize a strategy that lessens resentment and hostility and focuses on creative problem-solving, goal setting for the future, and preserving dignity.  I work hard with and for my clients to achieve their goals.  It is crucial to determine what is most important for my client but also to know what is important to the other party or attorney.       


I love my job, but I recognize that my clients come to me during the most trying times of their lives.  The steps we take together are the difference between easing and undermining the transition into the next phase of life.


                        – Brian K. Tackett

Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Child Support
Child Custody
Domestic Violence
Protective Orders
Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2013

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1998
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1998
Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, USA, 1994
Bachelor of Business Administration
Honors: Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Denton County Bar Association

Denton County Trial Lawyers Association

Denton County Young Lawyers, 2002
Board Member

Denton County Young Lawyers, 2003

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Denton County Texas Exes

Denton Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Denton, Graduate 2013

Past Employment Positions:
Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney

Denton County, Chief Prosecutor, CC #3 and #4

Berry Byrne & Randall, Medical Malpractice Defense Associate

negotiator | listens | litigator | acts
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Office Locations

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, L.L.P

Denton Office:
512 West Hickory, Suite 100
Denton, Texas 76201
P: 940-387-3518
F: 940-383-4387

Gainesville Office:
209 W. California
Gainesville, Texas 76240
P: 940-668-6171
F: 940-612-4750