George Bramblett



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1966, Captain, National Moot Court Team, Journal of Air Law and Commerce

B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1963

Bar Admissions



George Bramblett is a trial lawyer. He has been involved in high profile, high stakes litigation in Texas. He was selected Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Bar Association for 2001.

He has had an extensive and diverse trial practice for more than thirty years. He has represented clients in the full range of business, commercial and tort litigation. He also has significant experience in the general area of securities and shareholder litigation.

In 2013, U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz appointed Mr. Bramblett to the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC) to screen and recommend to the Senators nominees for vacancies on the federal bench and in U.S. Attorney offices in Texas. In 2009, Mr. Bramblett was selected to receive the Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary's 27th annual Justinian Award honoring dedication to community service. Mr. Bramblett was named one of The Best Lawyers in America in Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; and Securities Law from 2009-2014. He has been in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years. He was named a Texas Super Lawyer each year from 2003 to 2014, and one of the Top 10 lawyers in the state in 2003 and 2004 according to Texas Monthly magazine. He also was named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine each year from 2003 to 2009 and in 2011, 2013. 

Year in Review


The inaugural Class Action Litigation Year in Review focuses on key federal court decisions issued this year on class action issues. It does not attempt to catalogue every case, but rather, the focus is on a big picture overview of key cases and trends on issues that cut across all types of class actions.

Selected Client Representations

  • Currently defending the National Football League in putative class action lawsuit alleging claims of breach of contract and fraud against the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys for allegedly not providing prescribed seats to ticketholders at the Super Bowl XLV game. Read more.
  • Representation of trustees of two large trusts in multi-court litigation against allegations of civil RICO violations, claims of mismanagement related to sale of trust-owned corporation and other breach of fiduciary duty claims. Resolved through global settlement of related litigation in federal, state district and probate courts.
  • Dissolved a temporary restraining order to allow an American sports investment company to close a $476 million transaction to acquire a mainline English Premier League football club. Read more.
  • Obtained order to dismiss claims by the son of philanthropist Wendy Reves in a claim that he was defrauded out of a portion of his mother's estate, which included an art collection valued at $400 million and a villa in France. Schroeder claimed that the executor, lawyer and others collectively committed constructive fraud. Mr. Bramblett represented the executor in the case.
  • Defended major broker-dealer sued in Texas State Court under the Texas Securities Act for selling auction rate securities. Case settled prior to trial in the Fall of 2011.
  • Won decision in the Texas Supreme Court for directors of Lancer Corporation in a shareholder derivative suit challenging the Board's approval of a merger and acquisition transaction, setting precedent on shareholder demand requirements under Texas corporate law. In re Schmitz, 285 S.W.3d 451 (Tex. 2009). Read more.
  • Obtained a dismissal on the morning of trial in state district court on behalf of a physician-owned hospital and its executives defending against a doctor who claimed fraud, tortious interference, negligent misrepresentation, and conspiracy.
  • Representation of Exxon in its successful claim for insurance coverage against certain underwriters at Lloyds of London growing out of the Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
  • Prevailed in school finance litigation on behalf of property rich districts in Texas; system was declared unconstitutional; legislature was given deadline to correct constitutional deficiencies; litigation involved a six-week trial and two opinions from the Texas Supreme Court. West Orange-Cove Consolidated ISD v. Neeley, 107 S.W.3d 558 (Tex. 2003); 176 S.W.3d 746 (Tex. 2005).
  • Secured temporary injunction for nationwide protection against business disruptions and tortious conduct at annual shareholders meeting and business operations which resulted in a consent judgment against Greenpeace Inc. Exxon Mobil v. Greenpeace, 133 S.W.3d 804 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2004).
  • Representation of Trustees against claims of breach of trust, fiduciary duties by claimed beneficiaries who attempted to block and disrupt transactions by the Trustee.
  • Defended and obtained summary judgment on behalf of major real estate management company of class action seeking over $100 million in damages for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Kondos v. Lincoln Property, 110 S.W.3d 716 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2003).
  • Successful representation of major national law firms in legal malpractice cases involving business and securities matters.
  • Representation of lawyers in a dispute growing out of dissolution of a law firm.
  • Defense of major investment banking firm in securities fraud class action involving Enron Corporation. Regents of the University of California v. Credit Swisse First Boston, Cause. No. 06-20856 (5th Cir. March 19, 2007, cert. pending).
  • Representation of mortgage real estate investment trust that invested in mortgage securities in twenty-four consolidated suits brought as class action alleging federal securities law violations.
  • Successful defense of claims under employee retention plan Biko v. Siemens, __ S.W.3d __ (Tex. App.-Dallas 2007). 


Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers® in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S, has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year the firm increased its honored practices to 56.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board of Trustees, The Hillcrest Foundation 2008 
  • Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System of Texas 1983-1991 
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Baylor College of Dentistry 
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Baylor Oral Health Foundation 1994- 
  • Board of Trustees, Southwestern Medical Foundation 1997- 
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation 
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Alliance for Higher Education, Chair 1999-2000
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Texas State Chair)
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates (President of Dallas Chapter)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Barristers
  • Master and Former President, William Mac Taylor American Inns of Court (112th)

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of the Distinguished Fiji Award from Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 2014 
  • Recipient of the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award for Outstanding Service to the Practice of Law, 2013 
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2015 
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers' 2013 Dallas Litigation Lawyer of the Year 
  • Distinguished Alumnus of SMU, 2010 
  • Recognized by Chambers USA 2009-2014 as one of the leading practitioners in the United States for Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2003-2013, a Top 100 Texas Super Lawyer - Business Litigation, 2010-2012, and a Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region Super Lawyer - Business Litigation, 2010-2013 
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™ 
  • Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary Justinian Award, 2009 
  • Recognized as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Business Litigation, D Magazine, 2009, 2011-2012 
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers' 2011 Dallas Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year (Woodward/White, Inc.) 
  • Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows Award, 2008 
  • SMU Law School Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice, 2001 
  • Anti-Defamation League, Jurisprudence Award, September 2005 
  • Dallas Bar Association: Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2001 
  • Hall of Fame, Baylor College of Dentistry, 2003 
  • Fall Commencement Speaker, University of North Texas, December 1994


Super Lawyers

Repeat Recognition as 2014 Texas Super Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has once again recognized Haynes and Boone in its annual award listing, with seven firm attorneys featured in the Tops of Texas honors.

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