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Debbie Dudley Branson brings a wide range of expertise and a multi-disciplined approach to her work inside and outside the courtroom. She is a key member of the trial team at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, one of the leading law firms in the Southwest focusing on catastrophic personal injury and complex business litigation. Relying on a graduate degree in psychology and substantial trial experience, Ms. Branson provides a variety of litigation strategy services for clients, including focus groups, attitudinal surveys, voir dire, witness preparation, argument and jury debriefing. Ms. Branson has held leadership roles in legal organizations on a local, regional and national stage. She also maintains active positions with philanthropic and political organizations. A fourth-generation lawyer in practice 30 years, Ms. Branson is dedicated to her clients and her profession.

Professional webpage: http://flbranson.com/debbie-dudley-branson.html

Bar/Professional Activity: Leadership positions include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Fellowship Member and numerous past leadership positions, including Executive Committee, President, Treasurer, and Board of Directors; American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, Sustaining Member, and numerous high-level leadership positions; and the Dallas Bar Association, Juror Participation Committee and Publications Committee. Additional professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Arkansas Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Dallas Women Lawyers Association, College of the State Bar of Texas, 112th American Inn of Court, American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, American Society of Trial Consultants, Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow), and Arkansas Bar Foundation (Fellow).

Special Licenses/Certifications: Licensed to practice in Texas and Arkansas.

Honors and Awards: 2007 Women in Excellence Award; 2005 University of Texas at Dallas Achievement Award; Leadership America – 1997; Leadership Dallas – 1994; 1996 Women in Leadership Conference Honorary Chair, and Laurel Award Nominee.

Top Lists:

Selected to The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2013
Named in D Magazine as one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas in 2010
Recognized annually in the Texas Super Lawyers list of top Texas attorneys since 2007.

Civic, Charitable, Political:
Current positions: Planned Parenthood, Investment Advisory Committee; Dallas Women’s Museum, Nominating Committee; Dallas Women’s Foundation, Advisory Council; and UT Dallas Center for Children and Families, Advisory Council.
Past Positions: Dallas Women’s Museum, Board Member and Former Chair of Annual Giving Campaign and Nominating Committee; Dallas Women’s Foundation, Past President, Nominating Committee Chair, and Board of Directors; Planned Parenthood, Secretary and Board of Directors; Women’s Leadership Forum, Texas Chair; Garry Mauro for Governor Campaign, Finance Chair; New York Senate, National Finance Board; Democratic National Committee, Managing Trustee; Emily’s List, Majority Council; League of Women Voters of Dallas; Dallas County Democratic Party, Finance Council; and Dallas Democratic Forum, Advisory Board.

Gubernatorial and Presidential Appointments: Federal Aviation Management Advisory Council, former Board Member; Securities Investor Protection Corporation, Former Board of Trustees Chair and Budget Committee Chair; Select Committee on Rate and Policy Form Regulation, Former Chair; Texas Judicial Council, Member.

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