John T. Burkhead

John T. Burkhead

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, PC
 | 4514 Cole Ave, Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-522-0200
Fax: 214-521-5485
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    John Burkhead provides clients with a strong work ethic and single-minded focus to championing their case. He represents individuals who have suffered injuries in truck crashes, transportation accidents, and other acts of recklessness and negligence. He also represents clients, including prominent professionals, in critical business disputes. He has been part of trial teams that successfully secured jury verdicts representing such clients. He was a judicial intern for Federal District Judge Ed Kinkeade of the Northern District of Texas. He was hired out of law school by the Law Offices of Frank L. Branson as a law clerk and, after taking the bar exam, subsequently joined the firm as an associate. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and can fluently speak, read, and write in Spanish. He is passionate about his work.

    About John Burkhead

    Admitted: 2010, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2018
    • Recognizes lawyers licensed less than 10 years or under 35 who have shown their commitment to the civil justice system., New Lawyers Division Star, American Association for Justice, 2016
    • One to Watch - Dallas Association of Young Lawyers  , 2011
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or regions of certain highly-populated states who are younger than the age of 40.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.  Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research., Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Texas - Litigation Section, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, former Co-Chair Judiciary Committee, former Co-Chair Membership Committee
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation - Life Fellow
    • American Association for Justice - Business Torts Section, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, Products Liability Section, Professional Negligence Section
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court - Associate
    • American Bar Association - Litigation Section, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Dallas Bar Association, former Vice-Chair Entertainment Committee, Business Litigation Section. Trial Skills Section. Tort and Insurance Practice Section

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • $430k settlement in an underinsured motorist case, 2013
    • $100k presuit settlement in motorcycle wreck, 2011
    • $1.39 million total settlement paid by (1) a non-subscriber employer and (2) a repair shop in a case where our client’s truck broke-down due to a mechanical defect that was not properly repaired and employer did not rescue employee who was struck while outside truck by an uninsured drunk driver. RIVELINO FLORES vs. LISANTI FOOD SERVICE OF TEXAS INC., DC-11-09391, 68th District Court, Dallas County, Texas., 2012
    • $250k settlement entered after jury seated in a tow truck vs. pedestrian case., 2016
    • $300k settlement in a Deceptive Trade Practices Act case, 2012
    • $125k Settlement in a car wreck case., 2013
    • Erwin Cruz, et al. v. Mehrdad Ghani, et al., $10.66 Million Jury Verdict Recognized as a Verdict Search Top Verdict for Texas in 2012 (No.1 business law verdict), Cause No. 10-16274 in the District Court of Dallas County, Texas - 101st Judicial District., 2012
    • Erwin Cruz, et al. v. Mehrdad Ghani, et al., on retrial $5 Million Jury Verdict, Cause No. 10-16274 in the District Court of Dallas County, Texas - 101st Judicial District., 2016, 2016
    • $325k settlement in a motorcycle wreck case against a valet parking business., 2014
    • $300k settlement in a car wreck case. , 2013
    • $100k Settlement in a car wreck case., 2012
    • $525k settlement in a truck wreck case., 2015
    • Christopher D. Knight v. Getral Dwayne Gray and TXI Operations, L.P., $504,000 Jury Verdict. Recognized as a Verdict Search Top Verdict for Texas in 2011 (No. 17 motor vehicle). Cause No. CC-10-04671-A, County Court of Law No. 1, Dallas County, Texas. , 2011
    • $550k Jury Verdict in Frederick Javier v. Edwardo Carrasco, et al. in the 160th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas., 2016
    • $1.25 million settlement in a truck wreck, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Baylor Law School, J.D.
    • University of Richmond, B.A.

    Industry Groups

    • Arbitration
    • Brain Injuries
    • Catastrophic Injuries And Death Cases
    • Fiduciary Litigation
    • Health Care Business Disputes
    • Professional Liability
    • Trials
    • Truck Wrecks And Other Transportation Injuries
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    Office Location for John T. Burkhead

    4514 Cole Ave
    Suite 1800
    Dallas, TX 75205

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    Last Updated: 1/15/2021

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