Frank L. Branson

Attorneys

Frank Branson - Dallas Personal Injury and Truck Accident Attorney
Office: 1.800.522.0216
Fax: 214.521.5485
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"What we are trying to do is allow the judge and jury to walk in our client’s moccasins a short distance in order to understand the nature and severity of their injuries."

For more than 40 years, Dallas attorney Frank L. Branson has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to victims of dangerous products, commercial airplane crashes, injuries from gas explosions or electric burns, medical negligence, major trucking accidents, and industrial catastrophes. He and the legal team at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson also successfully pursued companies and corporate representatives in high-stakes business disputes.

Widely recognized as one of America’s best trial lawyers, Branson provides clients with tenacious pre-trial preparation and masterful courtroom strategies. A leader in the effective use of multimedia demonstrative evidence, his full-time staff includes a registered nurse, a highly experienced investigator, and an audio/visual professional who works closely with the firm’s top-flight attorneys to produce digital video, computer animation, medical art, and individualized anatomical models that make judges and juries take notice.

"What we are trying to do is allow the judge and jury to walk in our client’s moccasins a short distance in order to understand the nature and severity of their injuries. We have never hesitated to use our resources to go the extra mile for our clients," says Branson.

In addition to accepting referrals from other lawyers, Branson and the firm regularly represent prominent doctors, lawyers, business executives, politicians, and other professionals in cases where they or their families have faced major legal issues.

Education

Southern Methodist University, LL.M., 1974

Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1969

Texas Christian University, B.A., 1967

Court Admissions

Texas State District Courts

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Designations and Professional Memberships

American Inn of Court – Master

American Board of Trial Advocates – Advocate Member; Past President, Dallas Chapter

Attorneys’ Information Exchange Group – Founding Director

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

College of the State Bar of Texas – Life Fellow

Dallas Bar Association – Member

Dallas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association – Past President

Institution for Injury Reduction – Director

International Academy of Trial Lawyers – Fellow

International Society of Barristers – Fellow

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law – Executive Board Member

Southern Trial Lawyers Association – Past President

State Bar of Texas – Former Grievance Committee Prosecutor; Former Chairman Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee

Texas Bar Foundation – Member

Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee – Former Member

Texas Trial Lawyers Association – Director Emeritus

Publications

“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 (Sept. 1995)

Recognitions and Honors

The Best Lawyers in America – 1987-present

Teddy Roosevelt “Man in the Arena” Award presented by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America – 2011

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2006-2011

Texas Monthly Top 10 Texas Super Lawyers – 2007-present

Texas Monthly Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers – 2003-present

Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 Ranking in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Professional Malpractice – 2010-2011

Best Lawyers in America – Dallas “Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation - 2012

Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year – 2010

American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Pursuit of Justice Award – 2010

Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice – 2010

D Magazine “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” – 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

The National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts in America – 2007

Melvin Belli Society The Mel Award – 2007

Southern Trial Lawyers Association Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award (2005)

Texas Trial Lawyers Association “Legend Seminar” (2002)

Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award (2001)

Named by Forbes as one of the most successful trial lawyers in the country – 1989

Civic, Charitable, Political

Member, Highland Park Presbyterian Church

Democratic National Committee Trustee (former)

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Leadership Circle Member (former)

Finance Council of Dallas County Democratic Party (former)

National Finance Committee, Clinton for President (former)

Honoree, Distinguished Service Award for Vietnam Veterans of America (former)

American Heart Foundation Chip Moody Eagle Award (former)

Dallas Democratic Forum Advisory Board (former)

Ambassador-at-Large, Southern Methodist University (former)

Garland Community Hospital Trustee (former)

Personal

Married to Debbie D. Branson, an attorney at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson. The Bransons’ two children, Jennifer and Buck, are graduates of Southern Methodist University Law School.