John Michael Frick

John Michael Frick

Experienced North Texas Civil Trial and Appellate Attorney
  • Business Law, Appeals & Appellate, Construction Law ...
  • Texas
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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.

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
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
  • 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
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 07455200
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5th Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Reid, Dennis & Frick, PC
- Current
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Bennett, Weston LaJone & Turner, P.C.
Senior Attorney
Reid & Dennis, PC
Solo Practitioner
Law Offices of John M. Frick
Mills, Presby & Associates, L.L.P.
Godwin & Carlton, P.C.
Briefing Attorney
Court of Appeals, Fifth District of Texas at Dallas
SMU Dedman School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Southern Methodist University
B.S. (1985) | Political Science
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Southern Methodist University
B.A. (1985) | Psychology
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 07455200
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Board-Certified, Civil Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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Legal Answers
2069 Questions Answered
Q. A 2011 will was never filed but signed with two witnesses can I automatically keep the house as homestead I am disable.
A: Unless and until a Will is probated, it does not pass title of a decedent's assets to the heirs named in the Will. You have four years from the date of the decedent (your mom)'s death to probate her Will. Legally, you are allowed to probate a Will without a lawyer; however, in practice, if you do not know how to probate a Will, it is strongly recommended that you hire a lawyer with experience in probate law.

You mention that the house needs a lot of plumbing work. Legally, you can do all of your own plumbing work and are not legally required to hire a plumber. You will; however, be required to comply with the appropriate building codes, secure all of the necessary permits, and pass all of the required inspections. Same thing goes for lawyers and probating a Will, except the legal fees for probating a Will are likely to be much lower than the cost of a plumber. ... Read More
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A: Your cousin should file a motion with the court for the appointment of a new lawyer setting forth that the one previously appointed by the court has not communicated with him since being appointed in February 2023, and detailing every attempt your cousin has made to communicate with that lawyer (e.g. I telephone {attorney name} on {date} at approximately {time}, got his/her voicemail, and left a detailed message; however, he/she never returned my call; I sent an email to {attorney name} on {date} at {time}, but never received a reply).
Q. What are my rights if landlord do not want to make repairs and the repairs have us in an unsafe environment
A: A landlord duty to repair or remedy, what notice a tenant is required to give, how much time is allowed, and when a tenant can make repairs themselves and deduct the cost from their rent are painstakingly detailed in Sections 92.051-92.062 of the Texas Property Code. These are fairly detailed, specific statutes that most people can read, understand, and follow. I highly recommend you carefully read them.

If you do not understand what a specific section means or whether it applies to your situation, ask a question about that specific section. Summarizing all of the possibilities without any knowledge of your particular facts would be extremely difficult and time-consuming, and would likely exceed the character limit for answers in this Q&A forum. ... Read More
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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 (Today)
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
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