Ryan Zehl – Trial Lawyer

Ryan Zehl Personal Injury LawyerRyan Zehl is a Trial Lawyer who has recovered over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements for clients across Texas and the United States, qualifying him for a lifetime membership in the “Million Dollar Advocates Forum” and the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” organizations limited to less than 1% of trial lawyers in the country.

Ryan’s accomplishments, both in and out of the courtroom, have received national media attention and distinguished him as one of the leading trial lawyers in the state.

In the past 5 years alone, Ryan has recovered:

  • The #1 Largest Accident Verdict in the State of Texas
  • The #7 Largest Accident Verdict in the State of Texas
  • 2 of the Largest Settlements in Texas in 2015
  • The #1 Largest Verdict in Offshore Liftboat’s Corporate History
  • The #1 Largest Verdict in R&L Trucking Company’s Corporate History
  • The #1 Largest Settlement in Oakley Trucking’s Corporate History, and
  • The #1 Largest Accident Verdict in Greyhound Bus Lines’ Corporate History

Ryan’s been selected as a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters publication), which is limited to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State of Texas,  in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

He was also recently selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that limits membership to the top trial lawyers in the United States.


After graduating in the top 5 percent of his law school class of over 300, Ryan worked as a briefing attorney for Justice Scott Brister of the Texas Supreme Court. When his term with the Court expired, Ryan relocated to Dallas to join Gardere Wynne.  While there, Ryan quickly distinguished himself as an aggressive trial lawyer in complex commercial, personal injury, and appellate cases.

Ryan has been interviewed on CNN’s American Morning, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America and appeared in almost every major newspaper in the world, including the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, Bloomberg. the Wallstreet Journal, and International Herald Tribune, among others.

  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Honors: South Texas Law Review
  • Honors: National Champion: Judge Evan A. Evans Moot Court Competition
  • Honors: Highest Grades: Evidence, Criminal Procedure & Remedies
  • University of Texas, Austin, B.A.
  • Major: Psychology
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers Association


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