Charles W. "Trey" Branham, III
Legal representation essentially is a joint venture where our clients are our partners. We work with clients who we support intellectually and ethically in order to build effective and collaborative working relationships. Our goals are accessibility and accountability.
I began my legal career by serving as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Joe Kendall, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas, before joining the international law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. While there, my practice focused on complex corporate financing transactions, and advising early-stage companies as well as multinational conglomerates. This work included financing transactions involving early-round investments through mezzanine and public financing. I also advised private investment funds, including domestic and offshore hedge funds.
Building on this experience, I worked with two trial firms in matters involving complex litigation and state and national multidistrict litigation. During my career, I have handled more than 40 courtroom trials in jurisdictions around the country, including California, Texas, Massachusetts, Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, and Illinois. I also provide clients with significant class action and commercial litigation experience based on work for major multinational corporations and individual litigants on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the docket.
Before starting my law practice, I served in Washington, D.C., as a personal staff member for Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, cum laude, 1999
Texas Super Lawyers, 2012, Thomson Reuters Legal
Texas Super Lawyers, 2011, Thomson Reuters Legal
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2007-2010, Thomson Reuters Legal
It Couldn't Happen Here: The English Rule--But Not in South Carolina, 49 S.C.L.Rev.971 (1998)
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Unexpected Liabilities for D&O Insurers, Professional Liability Underwriting Society 2010 Conference, San Antonio, Texas
A Geographic Shift in Asbetos Litigation?, Mealey's Asbestos Conference, Boston, 2007
Ward v. Hawkins, 2013 WL 6578766 (Tex.App.--Dallas, December 16, 2013)
Parker v. ABC Debt Relief, Ltd. Co., 2013 WL 371573 (N.D.Tex. 2013)
Schippers v. U.S., 715 F.3d 879 (11th Cir. 2013)