Ranelle M. Meroney


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Ranelle Meroney is a Partner in the firm’s Austin office. She has been trial lawyer for more than 35 years and has tried over 100 first-chair jury trials across the state of Texas. She focuses primarily on the defense of personal injury, property damage, employment, and construction cases, with a special emphasis on premises liability matters.

    Ranelle is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She also serves as a lecturer for the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Texas School of Law.


    • Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
    • U.S. Supreme Court


    • State Bar of Texas
      • Litigation Section
      • Construction Section
    • Austin Bar Association
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
      • Advocate
      • President, Austin Chapter, 2019
    • Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow
    • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Barbara Jordan Inn of Court, Founding Master
  • Practice Areas
  • Publications & Presentations


    • Presentation of Evidence: Seeing is Believing,” Austin Bar Association: 14th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar, Austin, Texas, October 2018
    • Dealing With Outside Counsel: Lessons Learned From Baseball, Texas Lawyer's In-House Counsel Summit, March 30, 2016
    • Paid or Incurred, Subrogation/Liens, In-house Claims Handling Seminar, 2014
    • Secondary Payer, Medicare Update, In-house Claims Handling Seminar, 2011-2014
  • Education


    J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1979

    B.A., with distinction, University of Colorado Boulder, 1977

    • Phi Beta Kappa


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

    Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® Judicial Edition

    Austin's Top Attorneys for Civil Law Litigation, Austin Monthly Magazine (2020-2021)

    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Construction Law (2021-2024), Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2022-2024)

    Super Lawyers® Distinction (2016-2019)

    Honorary Member of Board of Barristers, University of Texas School of Law

    Pathfinder Award, Travis County Women Lawyers Association (2014)

    Outstanding Achievement Award, Travis County Women Lawyers Association (2013)