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Dallas Attorney Frank L. Branson Honored Among 2010 SMU Law School Distinguished Alumni

DALLAS — Dallas attorney Frank L. Branson has been named as a recipient of the 2010 Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice.

Mr. Branson is the founder of Dallas’ Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, a nationally recognized litigation firm. A graduate of SMU Law, Mr. Branson joins a distinguished list of alumni to earn the annual honor, which is based on outstanding achievements, public service and commitment to the legal profession.

“I am both honored and humbled to be among this year’s distinguished alumni,” says Mr. Branson.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Mr. Branson has secured record courtroom recoveries and landmark verdicts for clients seriously injured by dangerous products, medical negligence, transportation injuries, industrial catastrophes, and, in recent years, commercial torts. He is a past president of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Additionally, he is a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.

Based on his work in some of the country’s highest profile cases, Mr. Branson has been selected for some of the top honors in the legal industry. He is a repeat honoree in D Magazine’s list of “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” and has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the state every year the list has been published, and in recent years as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Texas. For more than 20 years, Mr. Branson has been recognized by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America as one of the top attorneys in the nation. Forbes magazine recognized him as one of the most successful trial lawyers in the country, and D CEO magazine recently named him as one of the Top Five lawyers who corporate adversaries never want to face in court. His trial work was highlighted in The National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts in America in 2007.

Additional prior honors earned by Mr. Branson include the Southern Trial Lawyers Association War Horse Award (2001), the Southern Trial Lawyers Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award (2005), and the Mel Award by the Melvin Belli Society (2007).

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