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Best Lawyers in America Honors Five from the Law Offices of Frank L. Branson

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.