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Attorneys ranked among the city’s best personal injury lawyers 

DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is pleased to announce that Forbes Advisor has named three of the firm’s attorneys to its list of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Dallas for 2024. 

Founder Frank L. Branson is recognized for excellence in personal injury litigation. Mr. Branson represents plaintiffs in matters involving dangerous products, injuries from gas explosions or electric burns, medical negligence, major trucking accidents and industrial catastrophes. 

“To have three of the top 10 on this list is truly a remarkable honor,” said Mr. Branson. “It is a true testament to the efforts and success of the entire team. I am very proud to work with such a distinguished, hard-working and caring group of lawyers who are dedicated to advocating on behalf of those who have been seriously or fatally injured.” 

Mr. Branson has been named to the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame by Texas Lawyer/VerdictSearch inducted into Lawdragon’s Hall of Fame and listed among the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Texas by Thomson Reuters each year since 2007. Other industry accolades include TheNational Law Journal’s ”50 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S.” and D CEO’s ”Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders.” 

Also honored by Forbes Advisor were litigation strategy specialistDebbie Dudley Branson and veteran trial lawyer Tim Newsom.  

Ms. Branson, former President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, is a recipient of The Dallas Morning News’ Linz Award, one of the oldest and most prestigious civic honors presented to individuals whose community and humanitarian efforts have impacted Dallas. She has also been repeatedly ranked by The Best Lawyers in America and Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and received the esteemed Gayle Pettus Pontz Award.  

Mr. Newsom is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a repeat honoree by The Best Lawyers in America, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers. 

The Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Dallas list is compiled by extensive editorial review that considers years of experience, awards and honors, education and employment backgrounds and other factors. Forbes Advisor’s article considers and weighs the information collected to calculate a specific rating and reviews these results to find the best attorneys in a given practice area. 

About The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson 

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson represents clients in cases involving complex product liability, catastrophic injury, truck accidents, commercial air crashes, electrical and gas explosions, hospital and medical negligence, and truck and auto catastrophic injury.  

To learn more about the firm, visit http://www.flbranson.com 

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DALLAS – Peer lawyers and the research staff at Best Lawyers in America have once again placed the Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in the elite, annual Best Law Firms guide in its tier one rankings for commercial litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability. The firm also received a tier two designation for its professional malpractice law.

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson has earned an esteemed place among the elite trial litigation firms in the Southwest, based on record verdicts and settlements in high-stakes injury litigation, including catastrophic injuries caused by reckless and negligent trucking and transportation companies, pipeline and oilfield operations, construction sites and workplaces, as well as dangerous and defective products.

Firms that earn a spot on the annual Best Law Firms list must first undergo a rigorous selection process. They are judged based on client feedback and peer review from some of the top attorneys and law firms in their respective legal fields, as well as the information provided by the firm itself during the formal submission for consideration.

To earn a spot on the list, firms must have first had at least one attorney recognized for their work in the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Only about 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the country are chosen for that list each year. Firm founder Frank L. Branson and attorneys Debbie Dudley Branson, Tim Newsom, John Burkhead, and Linda Yee Villa earned 2024 honors; Mr. Branson is one of an elite group of practitioners to earn selection every year since the guide was started in 1987.

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson represents clients in cases involving complex product liability, catastrophic injury, truck accidents, commercial air crashes, electrical and gas explosions, and truck and auto catastrophic injury. To learn more about the firm, visit http://www.flbranson.com.   

Peers name Branson trial lawyers among the best for personal injury, product liability litigation

DALLAS – Lawyers across Texas and the research staff at Best Lawyers in America have selected veteran trial lawyers Frank L. BransonDebbie Dudley BransonTim Newsom, and Linda Yee Villa among the nation’s best for their representation of individuals in personal injury and product liability litigation in the 2024 edition. They are also joined by John Burkhead, who was named to the list of Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, honoring younger attorneys.

The Best Lawyers honors are only the latest achievements for the firm, which has built a national reputation for representing individuals in catastrophic personal injury lawsuits against trucking and transportation companies, pipeline operators, oil and gas companies, the operators of dangerous worksites, automakers, and manufacturers of defective products.  

One of the legal industry’s oldest and most respected peer-review guides to the legal industry, Best Lawyers compiles its list from surveys of tens of thousands of attorneys nationwide, followed by a rigorous vetting by the magazine’s research staff.  

Mr. Branson is among an élite group of practitioners who have been honored by Best Lawyers annually since 1987. For the 2023 edition, he is recognized for his expertise in personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. 

In addition to the Best Lawyers honors, Mr. Branson is a Lawdragon Hall of Fame honoree and has been named among the Top 10 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers each year since 2007. He is the recipient of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Ronald Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award and has been named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas Hall of Fame, Texas Lawbook’s “Lions of the Bar,” the National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S.,” and D CEO’s “Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders.”   

Best Lawyers honorees are selected based on peer nominations and feedback from peer attorneys. To view the complete list of the 2024 Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch honorees, click here.

Dallas, TX – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, a leading litigation firm focused on personal injury cases, is proud to report that its founder, Frank Branson, has been honored in 2023 as one of D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas.” This distinguished recognition highlights Mr. Branson’s exceptional contributions in the field of tort law and is evidence of his reputation as a battle-tested litigator. 

Mr. Branson, renowned for his unwavering commitment to advocating for his clients, has consistently been acknowledged in numerous publications throughout his illustrious career. In addition, his exceptional work in high-stakes personal injury litigation has solidified his position as a trusted and respected legal professional. 

“I am deeply honored to be recognized as one of D Magazine’s ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’ since its inception in 2001,” said Frank Branson. “This accolade reinforces the firm’s mission to deliver outstanding results.” 

The annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list showcases attorneys who exhibit outstanding proficiency in their respective practice areas, through peer nominations. A distinguished panel of anonymous lawyers and the D Magazine editorial staff meticulously selects the honorees. The complete list of this year’s exceptional attorneys can be found in the May 2023 issue of D Magazine. 

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is a leading litigation firm based in Dallas, Texas. Founded by Frank Branson, the firm specializes in handling complex personal injury cases, including product liability, trucking/transportation injuries, catastrophic injuries, commercial air crashes, and professional negligence. 

For more information about The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson and the range of legal services they offer, please visit the website at https://flbranson.com. 

Law Offices of Frank L. Branson: Officer Lina Mino was shot in the eye, sustained brain damage during training exercise in Tarrant County  

DALLAS – A Sansom Park, Texas, police officer who was shot in the eye and suffered brain damage during an active shooter drill in November 2022 has filed a lawsuit against the company that conducted the exercise and its owner.

In her lawsuit, Officer Lina Mino says Texas Police Trainers, LLC, of Killeen was negligent in that it allowed someone to bring a firearm with live rounds into the training. The filing also names the company’s owner and CEO, Janice M. Washington, as a defendant.

The shooting happened at David K. Sellars Elementary School in Forest Hill, where officers from area police departments had gathered to learn and ready themselves for active-shooter scenarios. Officer Mino was taking part in the training when another law enforcement officer fired his weapon, striking her. As a result, Officer Mino lost her left eye and suffered a brain injury.

“If there is any place where this shooting absolutely should not have happened, it’s in the middle of a training drill run by a company that is supposed to be qualified to teach police officers,” says attorney Frank Branson of Dallas’ The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, who represents Officer Mino. “If anyone should know how to be safe around firearms, it’s them. To think that they allowed a set of circumstances that led to Officer Mino being shot is just astounding.”

Texas Police Trainers touts itself as a “one-stop shop” that helps “ensure (members of) our law enforcement community are highly trained.” According to the company’s website, it continues to offer a variety of law enforcement training courses, including basic and advanced instructor courses, crisis intervention training and crime scene investigation.

The case is Lina Mino vs. Texas Police Trainers, LLC and Janice Washington, Cause No.017-341841-23 in Tarrant County, Texas.

About The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson represents clients in cases involving complex product liability, catastrophic injury, truck accidents, commercial air crashes, electrical and gas explosions, and truck and auto catastrophic injury. To learn more about the firm, visit http://www.flbranson.com.     

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Barry Pound
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Branson named among Top 10 in Texas; Debbie Dudley Branson, Tim Newsom earn repeat recognition 

DALLAS – Iconic Texas trial lawyer Frank L. Branson is among an elite group of practitioners who have earned Texas Super Lawyers recognition every year since the prestigious legal guide’s 2003 founding. 

While the rigorous Super Lawyers selection process is designed to identify the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state, Mr. Branson’s honors for personal injury litigation exceed that. He has been named among the Top 10 lawyers in Texas since 2007 and among the Top 100 every year for the legal guide’s entire 20-year history. 

In addition, veteran trial lawyers Debbie Dudley Branson and Tim Newsom have earned repeat Super Lawyers honors for their expertise in personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. Like Mr. Branson, they are accomplished lawyers who are committed to leveling the playing field for individuals seeking justice from powerful corporate interests. 

Earlier this year, firm attorney John Burkhead was recognized by Super Lawyers/Rising Stars, which honors the top Texas lawyers age 40 or younger or who have been in practice 10 years or less.  

Thomson Reuters researchers compile the annual Super Lawyers list based on a rigorous selection process that starts with peer nominations, followed by independent research and vetting by a blue-ribbon panel. The full list is published in the October issues of Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly magazines and is available at https://www.superlawyers.com/.  

Mr. Branson’s Super Lawyers record is just one example of the esteem he has earned in his courtroom career. Best Lawyers in America has recognized him every year since 1987. He is a Lawdragon Hall of Fame honoree, recipient of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Ronald Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award in 2020 and is in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas Hall of Fame. Texas Lawbook‘s “Lions of the Bar” and the National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S.” are also among his accolades, as is D CEO’s ”Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders.”  Under his leadership, the firm was named Elite Trial Lawyers Product Liability Law Firm of the Year by the National Law Journal and the National Trial Lawyers. 

This marks the 15th year of Super Lawyers recognition for Ms. Branson, who has played a key role in the firm’s string of record verdicts and settlements. In addition to Texas Super Lawyers, she has earned honors from Lawdragon, D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas and The Best Lawyers in America. She has held numerous leadership positions within governmental, political, business and legal organizations at the national and regional level. She currently serves on Dallas County’s COVID-19 Task Force.  

This is the 18th year of Super Lawyers recognition for Mr. Newsom, a veteran trial lawyer who is active in leadership positions in legal and professional organizations and currently serves as president-elect of TEX-ABOTA, the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In addition to Super Lawyers, he is a repeat Best Lawyers honoree. 

Lawdragon recognizes Frank Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson, Tim Newsom 

DALLAS – Veteran trial lawyers Frank Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson and Tim Newsom have been recognized in the 2022 edition of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for representing those injured in catastrophic vehicle crashes, at dangerous work sites, or by defective products.

The highly respected legal guide conducts extensive research and vetting to compile a list identifying trial lawyers who in the words of Lawdragon CEO Katrina Dewey “relish their role of underdog, taking on the toughest cases and typically only getting paid if they win – Talk about heroes.” 

Click here to see the 2022 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers guide. 

Lawdragon honors are just the latest recognition for the three attorneys. Mr. Branson is a Lawdragon Hall of Fame honoree and has been named among the Top 10 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2007. He is a repeat honoree of The Best Lawyers in America and has been named to Texas Lawbook’s “Lions of the Bar,” the National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S.,” and D CEO’s “Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders.”   

In 2019, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association presented Mr. Branson with its Lifetime Achievement Award, while the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association named him among its Living Legends. In 2021, he received the Texas Bar Foundation’s highest honor for a trial lawyer – the Ronald Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award for attorneys demonstrating the highest moral and ethical standards and professional conduct.   

Ms. Branson is a trial lawyer known for her skill in analyzing jury pools and connecting with jurors. She has held leadership positions within governmental, political, business and legal organizations at the national and regional levels. In addition to Texas Super Lawyers,she has been recognized among D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas and by The Best Lawyers in America. She is a past President of the Texas Trial Lawyers, was Chairman of the Board of Managers at Parkland Hospital 2012-2016, and received the 2016 Linz Award for her civic/humanitarian efforts for the city of Dallas.  

With a rare double board certification in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law, Mr. Newsom has extensive courtroom leadership experience. He currently serves as president-elect of TEX-ABOTA, the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a past President of the Amarillo Bar Association and a recipient of the Bob Black Bar Leaders Award. Mr. Newsom has been recognized every year since 2005 by Texas Super Lawyers for his Plaintiff’s Personal Injury work and was recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America. 

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson represents clients in cases involving complex product liability, catastrophic injury, truck accidents, commercial air crashes, electrical and gas explosions, and truck and auto catastrophic injury. To learn more about the firm, visit http://www.flbranson.com.    

D Magazine names acclaimed attorney among the best for personal injury, product defect litigation  

DALLAS – Peer lawyers and D Magazine have again selected acclaimed Dallas trial lawyer Frank L. Branson among the best for litigation involving personal injury and product liability. 

Mr. Branson is the founder of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, one of the most respected and successful trial litigation boutiques in the Southwest. He is one of an elite group of practitioners to be honored with D Magazine’s prestigious award every year since 2001. Earlier in 2022, Mr. Branson was singled out in the publication’s inaugural Best Lawyers Hall of Fame. The complete list of Best Lawyers honorees is featured in the magazine’s May issue. 

The D Magazine honors are based on votes by peer lawyers in North Texas and vetting by a blue-ribbon panel. Mr. Branson earned recognition for his representation of individuals in disputes involving truck crashes, worksite mishaps, oilfield accidents, dangerous and defective products, and other injuries. 

Mr. Branson’s career-spanning history of results in the courtroom has earned some of the legal industry’s highest honors. That includes being named among the Top 10 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2007. He is a repeat honoree of the Best Lawyers in America and the Lawdragon 500 and is a 2021 Lawdragon Hall of Fame inductee. He has been named to Texas Lawbook’s “Lions of the Bar,” the National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S.,” and D CEO’s “Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders.”   

 The firm has been twice recognized by the National Law Journal and The National Trial Lawyers as the Elite Trial Lawyers’ “Law Firm of the Year” for product liability litigation. In 2019, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association honored Mr. Branson with its Lifetime Achievement Award while the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association named him among its Living Legends. In 2021, he received the Texas Bar Foundation’s highest honor for a trial lawyer – the Ronald Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award for attorneys demonstrating the highest moral and ethical standards and professional conduct.

Dallas lawyer honored for expertise in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation 

DALLAS – Peer attorneys have again selected Dallas-based trial lawyer John Burkhead for the Super Lawyers’ Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young attorneys based on his work representing plaintiffs in high-stakes personal injury litigation. 

Mr. Burkhead is a respected member of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, one of the most renowned litigation boutiques in the Southwest. His practice focuses on the representation of individuals injured in trucking and transportation accidents, worksite incidents, oilfield injuries, and dangerous and defective products. 

Most recently, Mr. Burkhead won a $2 million verdict pending final judgment with request for treble damages and attorneys fees for holding patients against their will in a chain of mental health hospitals, with numerous related settlements. 

 “At this firm, we work hard to optimize our clients’ recovery,” Mr. Burkhead said. “It’s really gratifying to have that hard work recognized by peers in the legal community.”  

 The Texas Rising Stars list recognizes the outstanding work of the state’s top attorneys under the age of 40 or those who have practiced law for no more than 10 years. Honorees are selected based on peer nominations, independent research and a review by separate advisory boards. Mr. Burkhead has been selected every year since 2016. The full list is published in the April 2022 issues of Texas Monthly and the Texas Rising Stars issue of Super Lawyers magazine.  

Longtime litigator one of 50 top lawyers recognized for years of excellence

DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial lawyer Frank Branson has been selected for D magazine’s inaugural Best Lawyers Hall of Fame, honoring only 50 top lawyers in North Texas.

Mr. Branson, founder of the Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, was chosen based on his recognition for more than 15 years by D Magazine for its annual Best Lawyers in Dallas edition. Mr. Branson has been honored repeatedly for his work representing people injured in traffic collisions and harmed by dangerous products and corporate negligence.

The annual Best Lawyers list is developed through a thorough review of peer nominations conducted by D Magazine editors and an anonymous panel of the city’s most respected attorneys. The Hall of Fame inductees selected from that group will be featured in the March edition of D magazine at https://www.dmagazine.com/.

“This region is home to some of the very finest lawyers anywhere,” Mr. Branson said. “To be selected to this elite group of 50 is truly an honor.”

One of the most accomplished and influential trial lawyers of his generation, Mr. Branson has been honored by D Magazine every year since the inception of its Best Lawyers edition in 2001. He has been recognized for his representation of individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries from trucking and transportation accidents, from injuries in the oilfield and other dangerous worksites, from defective products and through negligence.

Mr. Branson has been named among the Top 10 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2007. He is a repeat honoree of the Best Lawyers in America and the Lawdragon 500 and a 2021 Lawdragon Hall of Fame inductee. He has been named to Texas Lawbook’s “Lions of the Bar,” The National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S.,” and D CEO’s “Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders.”

The firm has been twice recognized by the National Law Journal and The National Trial Lawyers as the Elite Trial Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” for product liability litigation. In 2019, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association honored Mr. Branson with its Lifetime Achievement Award while the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association named him among its Living Legends. In 2021, he received the Texas Bar Foundation’s highest honor – the Ronald Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award honoring attorneys who demonstrate the highest moral and ethical standards and professional conduct.