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Frank L. Branson

Frank L. Branson

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.


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 and Presentations

“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)

Civic, Charitable, Political Involvement

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)

Recognitions and Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 1987-2024

Who’s Who Top Attorneys of North America, 2022-2023

500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon, 2019-2023

Best Lawyers Hall of Fame by D Magazine, 2022

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2003-2023

Top 10 Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2007-2023

Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly, 2003-2023

Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011-2024

Best Law Firms by U.S. News/Best Lawyers, Tier 1 Ranking in Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Professional Malpractice, 2010-2024

Elite Trial Lawyers award 2019 in Product Liability by the National Law Journal

Top 100 Verdicts in Texas, as published by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018

Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, 2010-2017

Top 100 Verdicts in America, as published by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016

Third Largest Motor Vehicle Verdict in Texas by VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer, 2016

500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine, 2016

Selected among the “50 Lions of the Texas Bar” by Texas Lawbook, 2015-2016

Top 50 Elite Trial Lawyers in the nation by ALM/National Law Journal, 2014

Dallas “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers in America, 2014

Top 3 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2012 and 2013

Lifetime Achiever, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch, 2012

Largest Business Law Verdict in Texas, VerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer, 2012

Named one of three Go-To Plaintiff Attorneys in Personal Injury by Texas Lawyer, 2012

Dallas “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers in America, 2012

500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon, 2006-2011

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

Trial Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Bar Association, 2010

Pursuit of Justice Award, American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2010

Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice, Southern Methodist University, 2010

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence

Recipient of the Mel Award, by the Melvin Belli Society, 2007

Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2005

Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award, 2001

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


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.