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Charlie Frazier

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EDUCATION

  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1986
    Baylor Law Review
    Notes and Comments Editor
    Associate Editor

  • University of Kent at Canterbury, M.A., 1985

  • Baylor University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982

Charlie Frazier

214.396.0442 – phone

214.369.2359 – fax


Charlie Frazier’s successful argument before the Supreme Court of the United States is just one highlight in a distinguished appellate practice in both federal and state courts. For over 32 years, Charlie has assisted trial lawyers with legal strategy and handled appeals in a variety of matters, including complex commercial disputes, insurance-related issues, and professional malpractice claims. In addition to his argument before the highest court in the land, Charlie has argued many cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of Texas and has appeared in all 14 intermediate Texas Courts of Appeals.

Charlie’s work with insurance clients sometimes takes him to London, bringing back fond memories of his time at the University of Kent at Canterbury as a Rotary International Foundation scholar, through which he earned a master’s degree in International Relations.

Charlie genuinely values the relationships he forms with the individuals he represents. That bond manifests itself in the determination and passion he calls upon in representing his clients’ best interests. No matter the case, client or court, Charlie gives 100 percent with integrity and the highest ethical standards.

+Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas 

+Honors and Distinctions

Listed in Chambers Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2019-2020)

Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Law — (2009-2021)

Texas Super Lawyers, Appellate Law (2003-2020)

Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters – (2003-2019)

Best Lawyers in Dallas, Appellate Law, D Magazine

Best Business Lawyers, Appellate Law, D Magazine

John Alan Appleman Award – (2019), Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

+Published Works and Presentations

Author, Superseding and Staying Judgments in Texas, in SUPERSEDING AND STAYING JUDGMENTS: A NATIONAL COMPENDIUM (ABA TIPS 2007) 

Author, The Effect of Bankruptcy on the Appellate Process, in A DEFENSE LAWYER’S GUIDE TO APPELLATE PRACTICE (DRI 2004) 

+Speeches and Presentations

Bench Trial—Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, A Guide through the Minefield, STATE BAR OF TEX., CIVIL APPELLATE PRACTICE 101 COURSE (2012) (speaker and author)

A National Strategy for Creating Favorable Precedent, FOR THE DEFENSE 49 (Nov. 2010) (co- author)

Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat – Ten Tips for Making Your Case More “Appealing,” FAMILY LAW SECTION OF THE DALLAS BAR ASS’N (2009) (speaker and author) 

How do the Courts Spell Relief?–Tips and Trends in Mandamus Practice, APPELLATE SECTION OF THE DALLAS BAR ASS’N (2008) (speaker and author) 

Bombshells in the Record, Ethical Issues in Citing the Appellate Record, STATE BAR OF TEX., ADVANCED APPELLATE PRACTICE COURSE (2005) (speaker and author)

 The Ethics of Reviewing, Assessing, and Citing the Record, APPELLATE PRACTICE COMMITTEE OF THE DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2004) (speaker and author)

 Writing Outside the Box: Creativity in Legal Writing, FOR THE DEFENSE 53 (June 2004)

To Stay or Not To Stay–The Effect of Bankruptcy on Your Appeal, STATE BAR OF TEX., ADVANCED APPELLATE PRACTICE COURSE (2003) (speaker and author)

Making the Effective Argument, FOR THE DEFENSE 53 (Nov. 2001)
Celotex Comes to Texas: No-Evidence Summary Judgments and Other Recent Developments in Summary Judgment Practice, 32 TEX. TECH. L. REV. 111 (2000) (co-author)

No-Evidence Summary Judgments, APPELLATE SECTION OF THE DALLAS BAR ASS’N (2000) (speaker and co-author)

The Final Cut, CERTWORTHY, Summer 1999, at 18 

+Professional Memberships

Member (by invitation only), Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Member (2005-2010) and Chair (2008-2010), Civil Appellate Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of Texas, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 

Member, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, State Bar of Texas

Member, Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section 

Member, Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section

Member, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Defense Research Institute 

Chair, Appellate Rules Committee Executive Committee, Defense Research Institute 

Member, Seminar Steering Committee, Defense Research Institute 

Member, Publications Committee, Defense Research Institute 

Member, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Tort & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association

Barrister (1998-2001), Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court