John Michael Frick

John Michael Frick

Experienced North Texas Civil Trial and Appellate Attorney
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Biography

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.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Construction Law
Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
Employment Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Personal Injury
Construction Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Trade Secrets & Misuse of Confidential & Proprietary Information Litigation
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, & Non-Disclosure Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • PEOs & Staff Leasing
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa & Mastercard Only
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Provides 90-minute initial consultation for a flat fee of $500. Does not typically work on a contingency fee. Usually requires a retainer.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 07455200
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5th Circuit
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Languages
  • English
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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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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Awards
AV-Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 07455200
Member
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Certifications
Board-Certified, Civil Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Reid, Dennis & Frick, PC
Legal Answers
2592 Questions Answered
Q. I was divorced in Texas 13 years ago and now my ex wife wants to claim 1/2 of my truck. Both our names remain on title,
A: In depends on what your divorce decree states. A divorce decree should contain a specific provision awarding any motor vehicle that was part of the marital estate to one or both spouses. If no such provision is included in your decree, there is a substantial question why not. Typically, upon divorce, if a motor vehicle titled in both spouses' names is awarded to only one spouse, the other spouse signs a power of attorney to transfer motor vehicle and the spouse who was awarded the vehicle then registers the title in only his name. If that was not done, there is again a substantial question why not.

The answers to those "why not" questions are important considerations in determining whether your ex-wife still have an interest in the truck. ... Read More
Q. My husband and I have a "agreement to sell real estate", where we are the buyer. The seller wants us to leave
A: Your question is a little confusing as you use the phrase "mortgage payments we made to them." That suggests a completed real estate transaction which means a deed conveyed the property to you subject to a mortgage interest retained by the seller. An "agreement to sell real estate" is usually called an earnest money contract and is typically entered into as a precursor to a deed and mortgage being executed.

If you are the owners of the property as reflected in a recorded deed and are current on your mortgage to the seller, the seller cannot legally foreclose on the mortgage and evict you.
Q. Ferpa violation
A: In most instances, security surveillance cameras are used in places that do not violate a student's privacy rights under FERPA like building exteriors, hallways, parking lots, and classrooms.

If a surveillance camera was placed in another area that does violate your daughter's privacy rights, or if the camera captured protected information like her grades, you may be able to report the school to the TEA for a FERPA violation.
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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
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 (Today)
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