John Michael Frick

John Michael Frick

Experienced North Texas civil litigation and appellate lawyer
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John has been representing businesses and business people in the North Texas area for more than thirty years. He has tried numerous cases at various levels of the judicial system, including federal district court and state district court. He has presented appeals to the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and ten of the fourteen intermediate courts of appeal in Texas. He has arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS, Inc. In addition to his trial practice, John is a trained mediator and summary jury trial judge. As a result of displaying a high degree of skill, competence, and professionalism, he has earned an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

John received his law degree from SMU School of Law in 1988, where 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 a published opinion reversing the lower court. He also completed his first jury trial through the school’s clinic program.

After graduating from law school, John served a 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.

As a seasoned trial lawyer, John 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. His civil trial practice includes representation in both state and federal court and encompasses a wide range of areas.

Education
SMU Dedman School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Southern Methodist University
B.S. (1985) | Political Science
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Southern Methodist University
B.A. (1985) | Psychology
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Partner
Reid, Dennis & Frick, PC
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Member
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
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Partner
Bennett, Weston LaJone & Turner, P.C.
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Senior Attorney
Reid & Dennis, PC
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Solo Practitioner
Law Offices of John M. Frick
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Partner
Mills, Presby & Associates, L.L.P.
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Associate
Godwin & Carlton, P.C.
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Briefing Attorney
Court of Appeals, Fifth District of Texas at Dallas
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Certifications
Board-Certified, Civil Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
AV-Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 07455200
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 07455200
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5th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Provides 90-minute initial consultation for a flat fee of $500.
Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
    Business Law
    Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Employment Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Family Law
    Collections
    Personal Injury
    Construction Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • PEOs & Staff Leasing
Legal Answers
Q. Can my boss make me drive my car to work?
A: Tell him that a Tesla Plaid would not only show the restaurant is open but attract top paying customers. Given how little he pays you, he should buy you a Tesla Plaid to drive to work every day. That would up the quality of his clientele and pay for the Plaid within a few weeks.
Q. Self representation and questions relating
A: In Texas, you have the right to represent yourself in a criminal case. You also have the right to rebuild the engine of your car. The question is do you have the knowledge and ability to do so properly. If you do not, it is almost always better to hire someone who does have that knowledge and ability to do it for you.
Q. Is a store employee aloud to put there hands on me if I did nothing wrong as in I didn't steal anything
A: “Putting their hands on you” is a broad term. Generally speaking, it is not illegal to physically touch another person. On the other hand, intentionally assaulting or offensively touching someone (eg punching, slapping, kicking, clawing, forcefully shoving, etc) might be a crime depending upon the circumstances. Again, depending upon the situation, you should report an assault or offensive touching to police as soon as possible. The passage of time between the incident and report can easily be perceived as uncertainty by the victim as to whether the action of the perpetrator was an intentional attack or was offensive.
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Website
Reid, Dennis & Frick, PC
Contact & Map
Reid, Dennis & Frick, PC
2600 Dallas Parkway, Suite 380
Frisco, TX 75034
Telephone: (214) 618-1400
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Located in Collin County, just north of the intersection of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and the Dallas North Tollway, near Dr Pepper Ballpark
Reid, Dennis & Frick, PC
2626 Cole Avenue, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204
Telephone: (972) 991-2626