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   John M. Frick Attorney at Law, Dallas Fort-Worth TexasJohn M. Frick

John M. Frick

Trial Lawyer

Email: jfrick@reiddennis.com

John has been representing individuals and businesses in the North Texas area for more than twenty-five years.  He has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts.  He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He has also presented appeals to the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and courts of appeal in Texas, resulting in thirteen published opinions.    As a result of displaying a high degree of skill, competence, and professionalism, he has earned an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given.

John received his law degree from SMU School of Law in 1988, where he graduated in the top quarter of his class.  He served as an Associate Editor for the Southwestern Law Journal.  While still in law school, he successfully presented an appeal to the Supreme Court of Texas through the school’s civil clinic program, resulting in his first published appellate opinion reversing the lower court. 

After graduating from law school, John served a one-year judicial clerkship as briefing attorney for the Honorable Gordon H. Rowe, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas.  There, John had the pleasure of working with future Supreme Court of Texas Justices Nathan Hecht, Craig Enoch, and James Baker.

After his clerkship, John joined a large downtown Dallas law firm, working directly with the head of the firm’s business litigation section.  John was given the opportunity to work on sophisticated business litigation and insurance defense matters across the state. John has also practiced law in small litigation firms focusing on civil litigation and appellate law.

John joined Reid & Dennis  in 2010.  As a seasoned trial lawyer, he continues to maintain a high level of practice.  He has represented clients in cases reported in the Wall Street Journal and Dallas Morning News, as well as ones featured on local news broadcasts and the national news program, Nightline. 

John previously served for a year on the board of directors of a Dallas non-profit counseling center.  He also served for six years as an adult leader with the Cub Scouts of America.  He has been a recreational soccer coach and commissioner in local soccer associations, and president of a local select soccer club.  He is active in politics, serving as a delegate to the State convention, Collin County convention, and Senatorial District 8 convention.

Professional Licenses

State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Representative Cases

  • Powell Protection Systems v. Best Buy Co., Inc. – Secured a $1.8 million jury verdict on behalf of a Texas low voltage integrator for tortious interference and fraud following an eight-day jury trial.
  • Grace Energy Corp. v. Kaneb Pipe Line Operating Partnership, L.P., et al. – Represented Texas pipeline partnership against W. R. Grace subsidiary in ten day jury trial in dispute over ownership of Massachusetts pipeline with multi-million dollar environmental liability.
  • Martin v. Waco Hilton, et al. - Received take-nothing verdict for hotel after two-week jury trial in negligent security premises liability action based on plaintiff being robbed and shot in parking lot.
  • Chacon v. Everett Industries, Inc. - Obtained take-nothing verdict after eight-day trial defending manufacturer of abrasive cut-off machine against product liability claim involving permanent brain injury to plaintiff.
  • Herrmann v. Goff Custom Homes, L.P., 2013 WL 4517274 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, no pet.) – Successfully argued motion for summary judgment in trial court defending home builder in serious construction accident case, then successfully briefed and argued case on appeal.
  • Olivares v. Mares, 390 S.W.3d 608 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, no pet.)—Successfully briefed and argued appeal on behalf of home builder following jury verdict in construction accident case.
  • Myan Management Group, L.L.C. v. Adam Sparks Family Revocable Trust, 292 S.W.3d 750 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2009, no pet.)—Successfully secured judgment in trial court for owners of multiple apartment complexes in business dispute with prior property manager, then successfully brief and argued case on appeal.
  • Rayon v. Energy Specialties, Inc., 121 S.W.3d 7 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2002, no pet.)—Secured summary judgment in favor of fireplace installation subcontractor in construction defect fire loss case, then successfully briefed and argued case on appeal.