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Gayle Pettus Pontz Award Given to Debbie Dudley Branson

Debbie Dudley Branson, a key member of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson’s trial team, has been awarded the Gayle Pettus Pontz Award from the University of Arkansas Women’s Law Student Association.

The award recognizes Ms. Branson’s extraordinary accomplishments, both in the courtroom and out. Past recipients of the award include U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, law professor Mary Beth Matthews and former Arkansas Bar Association president Donna Pettus.

Ms. Branson, a graduate of the UA School of Law, 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.

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.