Rickey J. Brantley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Rickey J. Brantley, Attorney at Law
 | 855 Texas Street, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-882-8220
Fax: 817-882-8209
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Rickey J. Brantley is the founder and principal of his own firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Focusing his practice on civil litigation, he represents companies and individuals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and throughout northern Texas in matters involving business disputes, investment fraud, oil and gas interests, personal injuries, disability and health insurance claims, and wrongful death. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Brantley as an expert in both civil trial law and personal injury trial law.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, Mr. Brantley went on to attend Baylor Law School, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. While in law school, he won numerous awards for his advocacy and moot court skills and was honored with membership in the Order of Barristers. Admitted to practice in Texas and Colorado, Mr. Brantley is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, all four federal district courts in Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Highly regarded by his peers even during the early years of his career, Mr. Brantley received the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas Award from the Texas Young Lawyers Association in 1992. That recognition continues to this day as exemplified by the AV Preeminent* rating he has been given by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Brantley is a frequent speaker on matters relating to his areas of practices at seminars and symposiums conducted by professional groups, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. A member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, he has served on the executive committees of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

About Rickey Brantley

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://rickeybrantley.com/about-me/rickey-brantley/

Honors/Awards:

  • "AV" Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Recognized, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Fort Worth and Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, 1992
  • Member, Order of Barristers, Student Bar Association, Baylor Law School
  • President, Moot Court Society, Baylor Law School
  • Mock Trial Team, Baylor Law School
  • Class Vice-President, Baylor Law School
  • Senior Class President, Baylor Law School
  • Baylor Outstanding Advocate Award, Baylor Law School
  • Strasburger & Price Advocacy Award, Baylor Law School
  • Claude B. Williams Advocacy Award, Baylor Law School, 1982
  • Recognized Country's Top Lawyers. He is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and was recognized as the Outstanding Young Lawyer in Texas in 1993.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • College of the State Bar
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, Executive Committee
  • Past Member, American College of Trial Lawyers, Professional Education Committee
  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers, State Executive Committee
  • U. S. District Court, Colorado
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Districts of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Chairman, Board, Executive Committee of the Mission
  • Board Member, Methodist Justice Ministry
  • Rickey Brantley serves on the Board of the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County which has been serving the homeless in Fort Worth and Tarrant County for over 120 years.
  • Member, Fort Worth Club and Colonial Country Club

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Seminar, S.M.U. Law School: The Tort of Bad Faith -- Commercial, Insurance and Beyond, "Practical and Tactical Considerations in the Bad Faith Claim", State Bar of Texas
  • Seminar, S.M.U. Law School: Recent Developments in Business Torts, "Implied Covenants of Good Faith and Fair Dealing", State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, "Causes of Action--DTPA, Insurance Code, Board Orders, Common Law Causes of Action, Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Advanced Personal Injury Course, "First Party Insurance Bad Faith--Plaintiff's Perspective", State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth: Practice Skills Course: Personal Injury/Worker's Compensation, panel member The Rutter Group, Texas Bad Faith Bulletin, Volume I, Issue II, "Impact of ERISA from the Plaintiff's Perspective"
  • Advanced Personal Injury Course, "First Party Insurance Bad Faith--Plaintiff's Perspective", State Bar of Texas
  • Presenter, Fourth Annual Advanced DTPA-Consumer Law Course, "Insolvent Insurance Companies and Claims Against the Guaranty Fund", Tarrant County Young Lawyers weekly meeting
  • Fourth Annual Advanced DTPA-Consumer Law Course, "Insolvent Insurance Companies and Claims Against the Guaranty Fund", State Bar of Texas
  • PESI: Trial Techniques: A Young Lawyers Guide to Civil Trial Advocacy, "Opening and Closing Statements; Cross Examination of Witnesses"
  • Damages in Personal Injury Cases, "Maximizing Damages in a Typical Injury Case: A Plaintiff's Perspective", State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth
  • Seminar, Ultimate Insurance, "The Texas Insurance Reform Act of 1991", State Bar of Texas
  • Speaker, "ERISA in Insurance Litigation", Tarrant County Women's Bar Association
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in ERISA law", Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Advanced Issues in Insurance "Bad Faith" Litigation, "Establishing Claims Against Insurance Companies for Violations of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing", South Texas College of Law
  • Speaker, "Establishing Claims Against Insurance Companies for Violations of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing", Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Advanced DTPA/Insurance/Consumer Law Course, "Jury Selection in the DTPA and Insurance Case", State Bar of Texas
  • "Fraudulent Joinder Removal", Texas Bad Faith Bulletin, Volume V, Issue IV, The Rutter Group
  • "A Practical Approach to Practicing Law in Tarrant County", Tarrant County Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Speaker, Advanced Product Liability Seminar, "Breast Implant Cases: A Plaintiff's Perspective", Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, "Good Faith & Fair Dealing in the Insurance Industry", Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, "Good Faith & Fair Dealing in the Insurance Industry", Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association combined meeting
  • Speaker, "Managed Health Care Litigation -- Plaintiff's Perspective", 20th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Houston
  • Speaker, "Managed Health Care Litigation -- Plaintiff's Perspective", 20th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of South Padre
  • Speaker, "Managed Health Care Litigation -- Plaintiff's Perspective", 20th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Dallas
  • Speaker, "Managed Health Care Litigation -- Plaintiff's Perspective", 20th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas
  • Lexington Insurance Company: Lexington Managed Care Seminar, speaker and general discussion panel member, discussing Hedrick v. Sanux Texas Health Plan, Inc., Cause Number 2864, 18th Judicial District Court, Somervell County, Texas (Representing the Plaintiffs, this case involved an insurance company's failure to pay for a needed bone marrow transplant for a one-year-old boy. Jury verdict settled before Judgment was entered, providing the child with medical treatment for the rest of child's life.)
  • Speaker, "Update on Managed Health Care Litigation -- Plaintiff's Perspective", 21st Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas
  • Speaker, Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, "Voire Dire", Tarrant County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, May, 2000
  • Speaker, Advanced Commercial and Consumer Law Course 2000 "Making Healthcare Claims Work", Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Speaker, "Through the Eyes of the Jury" Tarrant County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, September 2, 1999:
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association: Advanced Personal Injury Course, speech (joint with David Keltner), "Ever Changing Daubert Issues From Both Trial and Appellate Perspective"

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • * A substantial verdict and settlement  for over 60 retirees who had lost most of their retirement funds in a Ponzi scheme. * A verdict in Somerville County involving the denial of medical treatment by an HMO.  The case was settled after verdict. * A substantial verdict and settlement on behalf of premature children with impaired vision due to wrongdoing. * Multiple substantial settlements on behalf of many individuals injured by pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices. * Multiple substantial settlements for landowners in condemnation cases against a pipeline company.

Educational Background:

  • Baylor University
  • Texas Eastern University
  • Texas A&M University
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Office Location for Rickey J. Brantley

855 Texas Street
Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: 817-882-8220

Fax: 817-882-8209

 

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Last Updated: 5/1/2018

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