John Michael Frick

John Michael Frick

Experienced North Texas Civil Trial and Appellate Attorney
  • Business Law, Appeals & Appellate, Construction Law ...
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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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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
2447 Questions Answered
Q. Why would the government be allowed to require an ID to enter a public building, would it not be a 4th amendment issue
A: No it is not a 4th Amendment issue. The language of the 4th Amendment does not address entry into public buildings at all. It simply reads “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

It is perfectly reasonable to require an ID to enter a building--any building--public or private to confirm the identity of the person making entry. This is no different than requiring the driver of a motor vehicle on a public road to show a drivers' license or a voter at a polling location to produce an ID and voter's registration card. ... Read More
Q. Where do l go to file a petition for discretionary review to the supreme Court of Texas
A: Your petition for discretionary review can be filed through the Texas state electronic filing system at

The required contents of a petition for review are specified in Rule 53 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure.

The factors that the supreme court uses in deciding whether to grant a petition for review are detailed in Rule 56. If you are relying on TRAP 56.1(a)(2)--a conflict between different courts of appeals on an important point of law--it is very important to cite the different appellate courts and ideally to quote the exact language of the respective holdings to highlight a genuine conflict and to thoroughly shepardize the conflicting opinions to show how other courts have interpreted the conflicting opinions on that particular point of law. ... Read More
Q. I need to clear a clouded title and I don't know what I should do first. Would a quiet title work?
A: In performing curative title work, the best course of action depends upon the particular facts and circumstances which are creating a cloud on the title. Sometimes, a quiet title action is the best course of action, but not always. You should consult a real estate litigator in or near the county where the property is located to determine the right course of action in your particular situation.
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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
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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