Our Attorneys

Templeton & Brinkley attorneys are qualified to practice in a wide range of legal practice areas and jurisdictions. Our attorneys also have personal and business experience that go beyond the practice of law. Professional backgrounds include the fields of business, insurance, healthcare, sales & marketing and more that allow us to relate to clients and better serve their needs.

Please look over each of our attorney profiles to gain a better understanding of their expertise and qualifications to learn how the Templeton & Brinkley law firm can help you.

Attorney Mitch Templeton

Mitch was raised in the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods. After completing his business degree at The University of Texas, he married his high school sweetheart and continued his education at the University of Houston Law Center.

His familiarity with the people of Southeast Texas enables him to understand and relate to juries at all levels of the decision–making process. As a result, clients have called on Mitch to try cases in virtually every courthouse between Houston and Longview.

Mitch was the first AV rated attorney in the firm, and for good reason. His individual and corporate clients are well-served by his practical experience and his innate ability to try difficult cases in venues across East and Southeast Texas.

Education
The University of Texas at Austin, BBA 1986 | The University of Houston Law Center, JD, 1991

Admissions
State Bar of Texas | Eastern District of Texas

Memberships
Jefferson County Bar Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation | Personal Injury | Insurance Coverage and Disputes | Criminal Defense – Federal | Examinations Under Oath | Employment Law | Mediation

Contact Attorney Mitch Templeton
Beaumont Law Office: 2090 Broadway, Beaumont, TX 77701 | Telephone: 409-234-1580 | Email: mtempleton@ctclaw.com

Attorney Dean Brinkley

Dean is a native of Southeast Texas who graduated from Lamar University with distinction.

Dean left a successful corporate career to attend law school at the University of Tulsa where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and was the recipient of the prestigious Order of the Curule Chair for rendering distinguished service to the University.

Dean returned to Jefferson County to establish his practice and since 1994 has met the legal needs of individuals and businesses throughout Southeast Texas and beyond.

Over the last two decades, Dean has accumulated a wide array of knowledge and expertise in several legal areas. He has represented clients in mass tort civil litigation since 1994 and has served as a Special Master in mass tort litigation.   With extensive civil litigation experience and a personal background in business and real estate investment, Dean continues to advise and represent many area businesses, investors, home owner associations and property managers.  Dean also helps his community in family law matters, probate matters and estate planning.  Dean is also routinely called upon by his peers to serve as a mediator and by the courts to serve in court appointed roles.   

 Education

Lamar University, BS with distinction, 1986 | The University of Tulsa, JD with honors, 1994

Employment
Templeton & Brinkley, 1999 to present
Harris, Lively & Duesler, 1994-1999
Pray, Walker, Jackson, Williamson & Marler, 1992
Tulsa Airport Authority, 1993
Hinkle, Zeringue & Smith, 1994
Quaker Oats Company, 1988-1991

Admissions
State Bar of Texas

Memberships and Positions
Jefferson County Bar Association
Family Law Section of Jefferson County Bar Association (Executive Board)
Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas 
Golden Triangle Church on the Rock Elder Board, Children's Ministry & Adult Sunday School.

Practice Areas
Business Formation| Business Transactions| Mass Tort and Business Litigation | Real Estate Transactions| Real Estate Litigation | Family Law | Probate – Transaction and Litigation | Wills | Trusts |

Publications and Presentations

Health Care Workers Legal Duty To Disclose HIV-Positive STatus to Patients Before Performing Invasive Procedures; Tulsa Law Journal, Volume 29, No. 2, 1993

Military Judges, One Appointment or Two; Tulsa Law Journal, Volume 30, No. 1, 1994

Post Settlement Activities "It Aint Over Til It's Over", SETALA Presentation, 2002

Risk Management for Church Children's Program, COTR Presentation, 2004

Estate Planning Considerations, Farmers Insurance Continuing Education, 2006

Business Succession Planning, EKC Continuing Education, 2008

Investing in the Inventory, Jefferson County Bar Association CLE, May 20, 2011

Contact Attorney Dean Brinkley
Beaumont Law Office: 2090 Broadway, Beaumont, TX 77701 | Telephone: 409-234-1580 | Email: dbrinkley@ctclaw.com

Attorney Bonnie Hollier

Bonnie S. Hollier was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. She now resides in Orange County with her son, Lincoln. Bonnie began her legal career as the Assistant District Attorney in Jasper, Texas. This gave her a unique perspective in analyzing criminal cases. Bonnie became an Associate with our law firm in 2004. 

Bonnie has gained a lot of both practical and trial experience in personal injury defense. She also handles a wide range of criminal cases, including, but not limited to, DWI, DUI, assault, injury to child, theft, criminal mischief, indecent exposure, and drug offenses. She works in Jefferson, Orange, and surrounding counties.

Bonnie also works as an attorney and guardian ad litem for minor children in both personal injury and CPS cases.

Bonnie’s first priority is getting to know her client’s needs. She is “down to earth” and welcomes any and all questions from prospective clients who are new to litigation and/or the criminal justice process. Bonnie prides herself in making herself available to her clients from the beginning until the end of the case.

Education
Lamar University, BS, 1999 | Texas Tech School of Law, JD, 2003

Employment
Templeton & Brinkley, since 2004
Jasper District Attorney

Admissions
State Bar of Texas 2003 Eastern District of Texas 2009

Memberships
Jefferson County Bar Association
Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
Jefferson County Criminal Bar Association

Practice Areas
Personal Injury| Criminal Defense | Insurance Defense | Guardian Ad Litem

Contact Attorney Bonnie S. Hollier
Beaumont Law Office: 2090 Broadway, Beaumont TX 77701 | Telephone: 409-234-1580 | Email: bhollier@ctclaw.com