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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.