DALLAS – The University of Arkansas Women’s Law Student Association has honored Dallas lawyer Debbie Dudley Branson with the Gayle Pettus Pontz Award based on her outstanding accomplishments and commitment to the legal profession.
The annual award is presented to a University of Arkansas law school alumna who best represents the accomplishments of women in the legal profession. Past recipients include U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, law professor Mary Beth Matthews and former Arkansas Bar Association president Donna Pettus.
Ms. Branson is with The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, where she focuses on a broad array of cases, from catastrophic personal injury claims to complex commercial litigation. Holding an advanced degree in psychology, Ms. Branson is a key member of the firm’s trial team and has special expertise developing high-level litigation strategy and conducting focus groups, attitudinal surveys, voir dire, witness preparation, argument and jury debriefing.
“The education I received from University of Arkansas School of Law provided the foundation for my career,” says Ms. Branson. “I am honored to join the distinguished group of lawyers who have received this award.”
A fourth-generation lawyer, Ms. Branson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and Arkansas State University. She also holds a graduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas.
In addition to her work with The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, Ms. Branson is actively involved in a variety of legal, political and civic organizations. She is a past president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and has held numerous leadership roles with other professional organizations. Additionally, she is a fellow in the Arkansas Bar Foundation and a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and Arkansas Bar Association. Ms. Branson is a repeat Texas Super Lawyers honoree and has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Dallas.
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson represents clients in cases involving complex product liability, catastrophic injury, commercial air crashes, professional negligence, and business torts.<Back