Frank E. "Dirk" Murchison, born Vernon, Tx. May 16,1949, admitted to bar,1974 Texas, 2012 New Mexico. Education: Texas Tech University (BBA-Finance 1971) Texas Tech University School of Law (JD, 1974). Board Certified Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Diplomate American Board of Trial Advocates. Member: State Bar of Texas and State Bar of New Mexico. Named 2012 Lawyer of the Year (Mediation) Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyer (Arbitration, Mediation); Southwest Super Lawyers (Arbitration & Mediation); U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms - Tier One Rating;
Approximately 950 cases arbitrated or mediated. Mediator in highly publicized Mike Leach v. Texas Tech University case. Approximately 55 clergy sexual abuse cases successfully mediated. 1974-2001 100+ cases tried to jury verdict. 2001-Present practice limited to arbitration and mediation of catastrophic personal injury and complex commercial, estate, trust, employment and sexual abuse cases.