Since 1983, the focus of R. Louis Bratton’s practice has been representing victims and families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Mr. Bratton has assisted victims in all of the identified practice areas, in Courts throughout the State of Texas. He is licensed to practice in all Federal Courts in the State of Texas, as well as in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Bratton has argued cases before most of the Courts of Appeals in the State of Texas, the State Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Bratton is a fourth-generation Austinite. His grandfather was a physician in the Austin area for over 60 years and his partner Barham Bratton (now retired) practiced law in Austin for over 40 years. The Bratton Firm enjoys an excellent reputation in the community, serving clients well and handling cases that justice demands be prosecuted. The firm takes cases on a state-wide basis and has prosecuted cases for clients in other nearby states as well.
Board Certification Louis Bratton is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer and has been so since 1989. Additionally, he has written and graded portions of the state wide Board Certification Examination. It is his strong belief that Plaintiffs should look for and hire a Board Certified attorney.
Louis Bratton brings experience, dedication and Board Certification to the investigation and prosecution of your case.
Distinctions / Honors Louis Bratton was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® 2011 – 2016 by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers® selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-phase process, and the list reflects only the top five percent of lawyers in Texas. As part of the selection process, peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievements. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. For more information, please visit http://superlawyer.com/.
Mr. Bratton is also rated as AV® PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell. As the highest rating available, an AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Martindale-Hubbell ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in the following five key areas: 1) legal knowledge, 2) analytical capabilities, 3) judgment, 4) communication ability and 5) legal experience. For more information, please visit www.martindale.com.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Sexual Abuse
- Automobile accidents
- Boating accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Mis-filled Prescriptions
- Nursing home neglect
- Dangerous Drugs
- Defective Products
- Inadequate security
- Premises liability
- Unsafe premises
- Industrial accidents
- Burn injury
- Brain injury
- Insurance Claim
- Professional Malpractice
Certified Legal Specialties
- Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989
- Texas, 1983
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1983
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- Southern Methodist University
- B.A. – 1980
- Honors: With Highest Honors
Honors and Awards
- Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Personal Injury Law)
- 2011 – 2016 AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
- American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
- Texas Bar Foundation, Member
- Texas Division of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), Past Co-chair
- Phi Beta Kappa