R. Louis Bratton

R. Louis Bratton

Austin, Texas

Since 1983, the focus of R. Louis Bratton's practice has been representing victims and families in accident injury and wrongful death claims. Mr. Bratton has assisted victims in all of the identified practice areas, in Courts throughout the State of Texas. He is licensed to practice in all Federal Courts in the State of Texas, as well as in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Bratton has argued cases before most of the Courts of Appeals in the State of Texas, the State Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Bratton is a fifth-generation Austinite. His grandfather was a physician in the Austin area for over 60 years and his former partner and late father, Barham Bratton, practiced law in Austin for over 40 years. The Bratton Firm has an excellent reputation in the community, serving clients and handling cases that justice demands be prosecuted. The firm takes cases on a state-wide basis.  Mr. Bratton has also prosecuted cases for clients in nearby states.

Board Certification R. Louis Bratton is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer and has been so since 1989. Additionally, he has written and graded portions of the state wide Board Certification Examination.  It is his strong belief that Plaintiffs should look for and hire a Board Certified attorney.

R. Louis Bratton brings knowledge, compassion, dedication and Board Certification to the investigation and prosecution of your case.

Distinctions / Honors

Louis Bratton was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® 2011 - 2019Super Lawyers® selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-phase process, and the list reflects only the top 5 percent of lawyers in Texas. As a part of the selection process, peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievements. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. For more information, please visit http://superlawyer.com/.

Mr. Bratton is also rated as AV® PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell. As the highest rating available, an AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Martindale-Hubbell ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in the following five key areas: 1) legal knowledge, 2) analytical capabilities, 3) judgment, 4) communication ability and 5) legal experience. For more information, please visit http://pu.findlaw.com/pu/edit/www.martindale.com.

We handle all accidental injury and wrongful death claims. Some examples are below:

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) Accidents
  • Boating & Water Sport Accidents
  • 18-Wheeler & Trucking Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Electric Scooter Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burn & Explosion Injuries
  • Day Care & Preschool Injuries
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Defective Products
  • Inadequate Security
  • Premises Liability
  • Dangerous Animals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1983


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D.
  • Southern Methodist University
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Honors: With Highest Honors

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - 2019 AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member
  • Texas Division of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), Past Co-chair


  • Phi Beta Kappa