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David Leon Pratt II

Franchising Attorney at Aledo, TX

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About David

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Practice areas

David is a franchise, trademark, and appellate attorney who handles a diverse range of legal matters which include both transactional and litigation issues. David focuses the majority of his practice on providing counsel to both franchisors and franchisees on the various aspects of franchise law by using a full-perspective approach and considering each client’s unique business system in developing legal strategies. He frequently assists business owners with identifying and protecting intellectual property, as well as the processes necessary to comply with federal and state franchise disclosure, registration, and business opportunity laws, including preparation of federal franchise disclosure documents, state-specific notice and registration applications, negotiation of multi-unit franchise transactions, and preparation of franchise and licensing agreements.


To maintain an unusually balanced practice, David also maintains an ongoing role in litigation, with special emphasis on appellate issues, such as dispositive motions, jury charge preparation and argument, preservation of error, and other matters likely to be taken on appeal. He has provided litigation support for numerous trial-level cases and has briefed and presented oral argument in several appeals to the Texas courts of appeal and the Texas Supreme Court.





DL Pratt, PC
PO Box 1299
Aledo, TX, 76008


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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • DL Pratt, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Decker Jones McMackin McClane Hall & Bates, PC
  • 2007 - 2014


  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2007
  • University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2004


  • International Franchise Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section
  • Co-chair, Website Committee
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Eagle
  • Franchise Times
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • N/A
  • Brief-Writing Award
  • Scribes Am. Soc. of Legal Writers
  • N/A
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  • Texas Wesleyan Law Review
  • Severance vs. Servitude: Understanding the Differences in Texas and Louisiana Mineral Law
  • 2009
  • Texas Wesleyan Law Review
  • Fantasy Sports and the Right of Publicity: A Case for Viewing Dissemination of Player Statistics as Fair Use of the News
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Issues in Business Formation and Expansion
  • Franchising for the Non-Expert
  • 2013
  • Weaver & Tidwell CPE Program
  • Franchise Systems: The Role of the Accountant
  • 2012
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Franchise Law for the Non-Franchise Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Urban Gas Drilling Symposium
  • Severance vs. Servitude
  • 2009
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Trucking Litigation: In it for the Long Haul
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse David
Franchising Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very smart and professional. I highly recommend."
Franchising Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an extremely intelligent individual and an excellent attorney. He is the recognized expert in regards to franchising in the DFW area."
Franchising Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pratt is outstanding in the area of franchising and a great lawyer overall. I highly recommend him."
Franchising Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a leader in the franchising area and I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Franchising Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer in the area of franchising and appellate work. David has a wonderful working knowledge and provides excellent attention to his clients."
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Aledo Franchising Lawyer David Leon Pratt II
David Leon Pratt II
Franchising Attorney
Aledo, TX
Licensed for 16 years