Frank L. Branson

Frank L. Branson


The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.

Recognized since 1987

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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In law, as in life, success is rarely left to chance. Instead, it’s the product of focused dedication and personal commitment. It’s what Frank L. Branson and the attorneys at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson have consistently demonstrated for more than three decades. Branson and the lawyers at the firm’s Dallas-based offices are frequently the first choice of individuals who have suffered injuries in truck crashes, transportation accidents and other acts of recklessness and negligence, as well as burn injuries from defective products, construction site mishaps and oilfield accidents. The firm’s accomplished trial lawyers also represent clients in critical business disputes.

Throughout a distinguished legal career, Branson has consistently earned the reputation as one of America’s best trial lawyers based on record-setting verdicts and settlements in jurisdictions nationwide. His wins ranked in the Top 100 Verdicts in America, as published by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch (2007, 2012, 2015, 2016). Likewise, his courtroom victories ranked among the Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2018. His $242 verdict against Toyota was ranked the largest (#1) Products Liability verdict in 2018 and the No. 5 verdict overall in Texas.

In 2021, Frank was the recipient of the prestigious Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award by the Texas Bar Foundation. The award recognizes an active trial lawyer who, in his or her practice, has demonstrated outstanding trial and advocacy skills, has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards, and has demonstrated exceptional professional conduct, thus enhancing the image of the trial lawyer.

Location

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

Education

  • Southern Methodist University , J.D., graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • Arkansas, Arkansas Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Institution for Injury Reduction - Director
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Member
  • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Former Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Director Emeritus
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Advocate Member; Past President, Dallas Chapter
  • American Inn of Court - Master
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Former Board of Governors Member
  • Attorneys’ Information Exchange Group - Founding Director
  • College of the State Bar of Texas - Life Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers - Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas - Former Grievance Committee Prosecutor; Former Chairman Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Texas State District Courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Dallas (2014)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Dallas (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Architects and Engineers
  • Automobile
  • Automobile Collision
  • Aviation
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Construction
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award by the Texas Bar Foundation, 2021
  • Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame, 2021
  • Lawyers Hall of Fame by D Magazine, 2022
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon, 2020-2021
  • Legal Legend, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Elite Trial Lawyers Award in 2019 for Product Liability by the National Law Journal
  • Largest Products Liability Verdict in Texas in 2018, according to VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer
  • Top 100 Verdicts in America, as published by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch (2007, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1987-2022
  • Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2018, as published by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Law Firms, Tier 1 Ranking in Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Professional Malpractice – 2010-2022, Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Top 10 Texas Super Lawyers statewide, by Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly, 2007-present
  • Third Largest Motor Vehicle Verdict in Texas in 2016, by VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer
  • Selected among the "50 Lions of the Texas Bar" by Texas Lawbook (2015)
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas, 2014, for Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers in America
  • Lifetime Achiever, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, 2012, Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas, Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - 2012, Best Lawyers in America
  • Largest Business Law Verdict in Texas, 2012, VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, by Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly, 2003-present
  • Recognized by D CEO Magazine as one of 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2016
  • Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010
  • Teddy Roosevelt Man in the Arena Award presented by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2011
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Pursuit of Justice Award, 2010
  • Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice, 2010
  • Recipient of the Mel Award, 2007, by the Melvin Belli Society
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award (2005)
  • Named one of three Go-To Plaintiff Attorneys in Personal Injury, 2012, by Texas Lawyer
  • Named by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 3 Texas Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013, as published in Texas Monthly
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyers, 2010-2017, by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2006-2011

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Truck Safety Watchdogs


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Unqualified, Poorly Trained Truck Drivers and Unsafe Trucks Heighten Roadway Dangers

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Texas' Best Lawyers 2022


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Our Texas' Best Lawyers 2022 publication features top-ranked legal talent in Texas.

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Helpful Hints & Avoidable Mistakes


by Frank L. Branson

I’ve picked up a lot in the courtroom in five decades of practice. Here are some strategies, tips and other pointers to help make your trial experience smoother—and successful.

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Catastrophic Personal Injury


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Trial legend Frank Branson finds success mixing technology and new skills with vast courtroom experience.

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Unlocking an Auto Product Safety Mystery


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After a rear-end collision left their two young children with severe head injuries, the Reavis family had many questions and no one to turn to for help.

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Vigilant for Safety in Oil Fields and on Highways


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Hardworking Americans in the oil patch live and toil in a perilous environment, performing some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. today.

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Masters in the Courtroom


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A look into The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson and the notable work of its lawyers against negligence.

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