Frank L. Branson

Frank L. Branson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
 | Highland Park Place, 4514 Cole Avenue, Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-522-0200
Fax: 214-521-5485
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C., located in Dallas, Texas, Frank L. Branson leads a team of talented litigators and provides his clients throughout the area with legal representation in personal injury cases and business disputes. Recognized by his peers as a superb litigator, he has obtained sizable jury awards and settlements for individuals, families and businesses during a career that has spanned over four decades.

After graduating from Texas Christian University with a bachelor's degree in 1967, Mr. Branson went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1969. He subsequently received his Master of Laws from the same institution in 1974. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Branson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Branson has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to his plaintiff clients in cases related to utility accidents, dangerous products, transportation injuries, industrial accidents, premises liability, workplace injuries, medical malpractice and nursing home neglect. He also has considerable business litigation experience.

In addition to being listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1987, Mr. Branson has won a number of awards for his outstanding legal work, including being named the Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2010. D Magazine has included Mr. Branson in its annual "The Best Lawyers in Dallas" list on eight occasions, and he was also honored by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America with the Teddy Roosevelt "Man in the Arena" Award in 2011.

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is ranked among the Best Law Firms by U.S. News/Best Lawyers with Tier 1 Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Professional Malpractice, 2010-present.

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About Frank Branson

Admitted: 1969, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://flbranson.com/attorney/frank-l-branson/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named by Forbes as one of the most successful trial lawyers in the country – 1989
  • Largest products liability verdict in Texas in 2018, according to VerdictSearch. Branson's $42.1 million jury verdict against Toyota also was the 3rd largest verdict overall in Texas for all categories., 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lifetime Achiever, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, 2012
  • The Mel Award for courtroom creativity and innovation, Melvin M. Belli Society, 2007
  • Pursuit of Justice Award, American Bar Association, 2010
  • Teddy Roosevelt "Man in the Arena" Award presented by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2011
  • Top 5 Go-To Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation, Texas Lawyer's Go-To Guide, 2012
  • Top 10 Texas Super Lawyers statewide by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association "Legend Seminar" (2002)
  • Selected among the "50 Lions of the Texas Bar" by Texas Lawbook, 2015
  • Third Largest Motor Vehicle Verdict in Texas in 2016, according to VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer.  Alice Wilkinson Stanley v. Cardinal Coach Line, Inc.; and Loyd Earl Rieve. Published in Texas Lawyer, 2017
  • Largest Business Law Verdict in Texas, as reported by VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Southern Methodist University, 2010
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Ranked among the "Best Law Firms" with Tier 1 Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Professional Malpractice, by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Named the "Lawyer of the Year" in Dallas for Plaintiffs' Product Liability Litigation, by Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers – 2003-present, by Thomson Reuters
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award (2001)
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas for Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Recognized by D CEO Magazine as one of 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2016
  • Fourth Largest Verdict in Texas in 2015, and 15th Largest nationally according to VerdictSearch, Texas Lawyer and The National Law Journal. Tiburon Land and Cattle v. Thomas J. Taylor, Lazy T Royalty Management, Ltd, Lazy T Royalty, LLC, Paradigm Petroleum Corp and Alpine Group. Published, 2016
  • Top 100 Verdicts in America, The National Law Journal, 2007, 2015, 2016
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Bar Association, 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - present
  • Named 1 of 50 Plaintiff's lawyers in the nation by ALM/National Law Journal, as Elite Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award (2005)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • College of the State Bar of Texas – Life Fellow
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association – Past President
  • International Society of Barristers – Fellow
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits
  • State Bar of Texas – Former Grievance Committee Prosecutor; Former Chairman Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee
  • American Inn of Court – Master
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association – Director Emeritus
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – Former Board of Governors Member; Stalwart; President's Club Charter Member; Former Dean of Medical Malpractice College; Lifetime Fellow of Roscoe-Pound Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association – Past President
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee – Former Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Advocate Member; Past President, Dallas Chapter
  • Dallas Bar Association – Member
  • Institution for Injury Reduction – Director
  • Texas State District Courts
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law – Executive Board Member
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Member
  • Attorneys' Information Exchange Group – Founding Director

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Finance Council of Dallas County Democratic Party (former)
  • American Heart Foundation Chip Moody Eagle Award (former)
  • Garland Community Hospital Trustee (former)
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Leadership Circle Member (former)
  • Honoree, Distinguished Service Award for Vietnam Veterans of America (former)
  • Ambassador-at-Large, Southern Methodist University (former)
  • Democratic National Committee Trustee (former)
  • National Finance Committee, Clinton for President (former)
  • Dallas Democratic Forum Advisory Board (former)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Trucking Accident Litigation," Handling Motor Vehicle Accidents, 2nd Edition, Vol. 3, Chapter 13, West Group, 2001
  • "Demonstrative and Documentary Evidence in Contemporary Tort Litigation, ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases, Vol. 4, Chapter 42, ATLA Press, 2003
  • Commentary for "Demonstrative Evidence," ATLA Trial Magazine, 1995

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $242.1 Million Jury Verdict in Toyota Product Defect Trial. It was the largest products liability verdict in Texas in 2018, according to VerdictSearch. Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi Carol Reavis et al. v Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.; Toyota Motor Corporation et al., Cause No. DC-16-15296 in the 134th Judicial District in Dallas County., 2018

Educational Background:

  • Southern Methodist University, LL.M., 1974
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., 1967

Articles about Frank L. Branson appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Frank L. Branson

Highland Park Place
4514 Cole Avenue, Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75205

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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