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:

  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top 100 Verdicts in America, The National Law Journal, 2007, 2015, 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
  • Recognized by D CEO Magazine as one of 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2016
  • Selected among the "50 Lions of the Texas Bar" by Texas Lawbook, 2015
  • Named 1 of 50 Plaintiff's lawyers in the nation by ALM/National Law Journal, as Elite Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas for Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Top 5 Go-To Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation, Texas Lawyer's Go-To Guide, 2012
  • Largest Business Law Verdict in Texas, as reported by VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer, 2012
  • Lifetime Achiever, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, 2012
  • Named the "Lawyer of the Year" in Dallas for Plaintiffs' Product Liability Litigation, by Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Teddy Roosevelt "Man in the Arena" Award presented by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2011
  • Pursuit of Justice Award, American Bar Association, 2010
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Bar Association, 2010
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Southern Methodist University, 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers – 2003-present, by Thomson Reuters
  • Named by Forbes as one of the most successful trial lawyers in the country – 1989
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award (2001)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association "Legend Seminar" (2002)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award (2005)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - present
  • The Mel Award for courtroom creativity and innovation, Melvin M. Belli Society, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

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

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: 6/5/2018

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