Rickey Brantley

Rickey Brantley

Rickey Brantley serves on the Board of the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County which has been serving the homeless in Fort Worth and Tarrant County for over 120 years.. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Mission and is past Chairman of the Board. He has served as a Board member of the Methodist Justice Ministry, an organization that offers counseling and legal services to people who would be unable to afford those services. Rickey has been an active supporter of Camp Fire and the Y. W. C. A. He has mentored at East Handley Elementary School in Fort Worth since 2008 and is a supporter of the Paschal High School Booster Club. Rickey is a member of the Fort Worth Club and Colonial Country Club.
Education & Honors
Texas Eastern University, Texas A & M, Baylor University
Graduated from Baylor Law School, 1982.
Claude B. Williams Advocacy Award
Strasburger & Price Advocacy Award
Baylor Outstanding Advocate Award
Senior Class President
Class Vice-President
Student Bar Association, a member of the Order of Barristers
President of the Moot Court Society
Mock Trial Team
Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers (2006-2011)
Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2011)
Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Super Lawyers (2006- 2011)
Recognized as Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Fort Worth and Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, 1992
Rickey is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying that other attorneys rank Rickey Brantley at the highest level of professional excellence

Memberships & Affiliations
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
State Bar of Colorado
U. S. District Court, Colorado
Board Certified Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification
American College of Trial Lawyers, (Member of the State Executive Committee, past member of the Professional Education Committee)
American Board of Trial Advocates (member of the Executive Committee)
College of the State Bar
Publications & Seminars
Texas Trial Lawyers Association: Advanced Personal Injury Course, speech (joint with David Keltner),” Ever Changing Daubert Issues From Both Trial and Appellate Perspective”
Tarrant County Bar Association: speech, “Through the Eyes of the Jury” State Bar of Texas, September 2, 1999: Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, speech, “Voire Dire” State Bar of Texas, May, 2000: Advanced Commercial and Consumer Law Course 2000 “Making Healthcare Claims Work”
State Bar of Texas: 21st Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, speech, “Update on Managed Health Care Litigation — Plaintiff’s Perspective”
Lexington Insurance Company: Lexington Managed Care Seminar, speaker and general discussion panel member, discussing Hedrick v. Sanux Texas Health Plan, Inc., Cause Number 2864, 18th Judicial District Court, Somervell County, Texas (Representing the Plaintiffs, this case involved an insurance company’s failure to pay for a needed bone marrow transplant for a one-year-old boy. Jury verdict settled before Judgment was entered, providing the child with medical treatment for the rest of child’s life.)
State Bar of Texas (Dallas), (South Padre), (Houston): 20th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, speech, “Managed Health Care Litigation — Plaintiff’s Perspective”
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association combined meeting: speech, “Good Faith & Fair Dealing in the Insurance Industry”
Texas Trial Lawyers Association: speaker, Advanced Product Liability Seminar, “Breast Implant Cases: A Plaintiff’s Perspective”
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers’ Association: speech “A Practical Approach to Practicing Law in Tarrant County”
The Rutter Group, Texas Bad Faith Bulletin, Volume V, Issue IV: “Fraudulent Joinder Removal”
State Bar of Texas, Scheduled Speaker: Advanced DTPA/Insurance/Consumer Law Course, “Jury Selection in the DTPA and Insurance Case”
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association: seminar speaker, “Establishing Claims Against Insurance Companies for Violations of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing”
South Texas College of Law: Advanced Issues in Insurance “Bad Faith” Litigation, “Establishing Claims Against Insurance Companies for Violations of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing”
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association: speech, “Recent Developments in ERISA law”
Tarrant County Women’s Bar Association: speech “ERISA in Insurance Litigation”
State Bar of Texas: Ultimate Insurance Seminar, “The Texas Insurance Reform Act of 1991”
State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth: Damages in Personal Injury Cases, “Maximizing Damages in a Typical Injury Case: A Plaintiff’s Perspective”
PESI: Trial Techniques: A Young Lawyers Guide to Civil Trial Advocacy, “Opening and Closing Statements; Cross Examination of Witnesses”
State Bar of Texas: Fourth Annual Advanced DTPA-Consumer Law Course, “Insolvent Insurance Companies and Claims Against the Guaranty Fund” (Also presented at the Tarrant County Young Lawyers weekly meeting)
State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Course, “First Party Insurance Bad Faith–Plaintiff’s Perspective”
State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth: Practice Skills Course: Personal Injury/Worker’s Compensation, panel member The Rutter Group, Texas Bad Faith Bulletin, Volume I, Issue II, “Impact of ERISA from the Plaintiff’s Perspective”
State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Course, “First Party Insurance Bad Faith–Plaintiff’s Perspective”
Professional Education Systems, Inc.: Texas Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, “Causes of Action–DTPA, Insurance Code, Board Orders, Common Law Causes of Action
State Bar of Texas seminar, S.M.U. Law School: Recent Developments in Business Torts, “Implied Covenants of Good Faith and Fair Dealing”
State Bar of Texas, seminar, S.M.U. Law School: The Tort of Bad Faith — Commercial, Insurance and Beyond, “Practical and Tactical Considerations in the Bad Faith Claim”