Ron Welsh has maintained an active trial practice since 1975, handling more than 1,000 cases. He has over 100 trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings to his credit, with more than 75 jury verdicts. In the process, he has learned that there is no substitute for preparation.
Ron has extensive experience in a broad range of civil litigation involving millions and in some cases billions of dollars. He has represented clients from the securities, oil and gas, chemical pipeline, manufacturing, petrochemical, banking, health care, medical, appraisal, real estate, investment advisory, product development, and insurance fields. His experience includes bet-the-company, complex commercial, financial and securities cases as well as energy cases, product liability matters, mass tort cases, eminent domain and condemnation, professional malpractice claims, toxic tort and environmental matters, property damage claims, tax matters, False Claims Act suits, torts, contracts, RICO, intellectual property disputes, personal injury cases, and will contests.
Ron received his Bachelor of Science at Northwestern University in 1972, where he was a Clarion DeWitt Hardy Scholar, President of the Debate Society, and received the Cumnock Award and the Florsheim Award in Forensics. He is an honor graduate of the University of Texas, School of Law, where he served on the Texas Law Review Editorial Board and was a member of Order of the Coif, Board of Advocates, and Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Society.
Ron is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified him as a specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law since 1981. He has served as special lead disciplinary trial counsel for the State Bar of Texas in a disbarment proceeding. He has served on the State Bar Committee on the Rules of Evidence. In the American College of Trial Lawyers, he chaired the Federal Civil Procedure Committee and co-chaired the Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Discovery. He formerly served as Co-Section Head of Litigation and on the Litigation Coordinating Committee at Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Houston.
He is a member of the editorial board of Texas Objections by Harvey G. Brown and Judge Ken Curry, and is the author of many law-related articles. Ron has lectured extensively on trial topics for the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and Louisiana State University, among others. The courses that he has taught have included how to try a case, how to prepare a case, jury selection, examination, cross-examination, closing argument, discovery, how to prepare a witness for deposition, how to depose a witness, how to prepare to take a deposition, business litigation, professional litigation, personal injury litigation, and damages and other remedies.