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Frank L. Branson was named the 2010 Outstanding Trial Lawyer by the Dallas Bar Association and also received the SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice. He is a former president of the Executive Committee of SMU Dedman School of Law.
Branson grew up in a small town west of Fort Worth and attended TCU. He was accepted to SMU Dedman School of Law during his junior year as part of a “3 and 3” program. Branson earned his LL.M. in 1974 and, in 1978, formed the Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C., specializing in product liability, catastrophic injury, professional negligence, commercial transportation injuries, and business torts. He has a reputation for innovative, scientific methods.
Branson has earned multiple career accolades in Texas and across the country. The American Bar Association honored him with its Pursuit of Justice Award, and Forbes  named him one of the 50 most successful trial lawyers in the U.S. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America  since 1987, Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly , and “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine.
Branson’s leadership in professional organizations includes past presidencies of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours available by appointment.


(214) 768-3341


(214) 768-3340



Physical Address:

3315 University Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:

SMU Dedman School of Law
Alumni Development
P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275-0116


Lynn Switzer Bozalis '90

Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs

Abby N. Ruth ‘06

Director of Alumni Relations

Lynn Dempsey

Director of External Relations

Kristy Offenburger

Director of Communications & Marketing

Jessica Mannon

Assistant Director of Development

Rebekah Bell

Assistant Director of Special Events

Janet White

Advancement Associate

Brenda Aylesworth

Administrative Assistant