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Charlie Frazier’s successful argument before the Supreme Court of the United States is just one highlight in a distinguished appellate practice in both federal and state courts. For over 32 years, Charlie has assisted trial lawyers with legal strategy and handled appeals in variety of matters, including complex commercial disputes, insurance-related issues, and professional-malpractice claims. Charlie has argued many cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Supreme Court, and has appeared in all 14 intermediate Texas courts of appeals.

Charlie’s work with insurance clients sometimes takes him to London, bringing back fond memories of his time at the University of Kent at Canterbury as a Rotary International Foundation scholar, through which he earned a Master's Degree in International Relations.

Charlie frequently writes and speaks on a variety of topics. He has authored book chapters on the effect of a party's bankruptcy on an appeal in A Defense Lawyer's Guide to Appellate Practice (DRI 2004); on Texas supersedeas law in Superseding and Staying Judgments: A National Compendium (ABA TIPS 2007); and on supersedeas and motions in appellate courts in Texas Practitioner’s Guide to Civil Appeals.

Since 2009, Charlie has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Law, and has been featured as one of the top 100 appellate-litigation attorneys in Texas in Texas Super Lawyers. He is a member of the by-invitation-only Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, which assists in establishing standards for providing competent, efficient, and economical legal services, as well as to encourage and provide for its members’ continuing legal education.

Charlie received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Baylor University and his J.D. from the Baylor School of Law, where he was published in the Baylor Law Review.

Charlie is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law.

Contact & Links
  • 8144 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 1000
    Dallas, TX 75231-4388
  • Baylor University, J.D., graduated 1986
  • Baylor University, B.A., graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association - Member, Tort & Insurance Section
  • Dallas Bar Association Appellate Law Section - Member
  • Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Chair, Rules Committee
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice & Advocacy Section - Member
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Section - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 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 Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2003-2021
  • Ranked in Chambers USA (2020-present) as a leading appellate practitioner
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, Appellate Law, D Magazine
  • Best Business Lawyers, Appellate Law, D Magazine
  • John Alan Appleman Award – (2019), Federation of Defense and Corporate Counse


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