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




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 George 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, George was selected to receive the Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary's 27th annual Justinian Award honoring dedication to community service. George was featured in D CEO Magazine's Dallas 500, D Magazine Partners, as one of the "most influential leaders in North Texas" in 2015. He was listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Securities Law (2009-2017); Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Trust and Estates and Securities Regulations (2015-2017). He has also been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2016). George was named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners (2003-2009 and in 2011, 2013).


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2017

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 108 Haynes and Boone lawyers across more than 50 practice areas in the 2017 edition.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc., August 2017

George Bramblett

The George Bramblett Dividend

Forty-eight years ago, George Bramblett picked his first jury and tried his first case. Out of law school only a little more than a year, Bramblett represented an insurance company refusing to compensate an extraordinarily sympathetic victim of a car crash money, for his injuries.


Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Maintains Solid Showing on 2016 Texas Super Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has again recognized Haynes and Boone in its annual award listings, highlighting 61 firm lawyers, with three celebrating 10 years on the list.

Published by Thomson Reuters, September 2016

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)

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). 

Professional Recognition

  • Featured in D CEO Magazine's Dallas 500, D Magazine Partners, as one of the "most influential leaders in North Texas," 2015
  • 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 The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Securities Regulations, 2015-2017; Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, 2009-2017
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers' 2013 Dallas Litigation "Lawyer of the Year," Woodward/White, Inc., 2013
  • Distinguished Alumnus of SMU, 2010
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, as one of the leading practitioners in Texas for Litigation: General Commercial, 2009-2016
  • Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2016; a Top 100 Texas Super Lawyer - Business Litigation, 2010-2012; and a Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region Super Lawyer - Business Litigation, 2010-2013, 2015
  • 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, D Magazine Partners, 2009, 2011-2012
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers' 2011 Dallas Legal Malpractice "Lawyer of the Year," Woodward/White, Inc., 2011
  • 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


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