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    Education
    • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1980, with honors
    • University of Rhode Island, B.S., 1972, Zoology
    Bar Admissions
    • Texas, 1980
    • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
    Languages
    Ronald D. Wamsted
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    Partner
    rwamsted@thompsoncoe.com
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    Austin
    701 Brazos
    Suite 1500
    Austin, Texas 78701
    512-703-5080 direct  |  512-708-8777 fax
    Assistant:
    Trudy Rush
    512-703-5082 direct
    trush@thompsoncoe.com
    Overview

    Ron D. Wamsted serves as lead trial lawyer and leads a team who defends automobile manufacturers. He has resolved thousands of cases and has tried numerous catastrophic product liability cases to verdicts.

    Ron’s practice focuses on companies’ lawsuits involving deaths, closed head injuries or paralysis, and he is a first chair trial lawyer for Texas and other states for these types of cases. He also represents other general product manufactures throughout Texas.

    Ron is considered by many to be a top-tier product liability trial lawyer, and received the “Top Defense Verdict of 2005” in the National Law Journal and Defense Research Institute. He has tried more that 50 serious injury or product liability cases in his career.

    Representative Experience
    • Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company against product liability fire claims in McClennon County involving the fire death of an adult.
    • Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company against product liability claims in Lockhart County in a case involving the death of a child.
    • Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company against product liability claims in case involving the death of a child in the Eastern District, Texas – Marshall.
    • Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company against product liability claims involving the death of a child in Eastern District, Texas - Beaumont Division.
    • Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company against product liability claims in the drowning death of an adult in Bastrop County.
    • Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company against product liability claims involving the death of an adult in Bexar County.
    • Obtained defense verdict for Ford Motor Company against product liability claims involving ventilator dependent child in Travis County.
    Professional and Community Activities
    • Member ABA
    • Member DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar - 2006
    • Member Travis County Bar Association
    • Army - Captain RA - 5 years, mainly in Texas
    Professional Recognition
    • Nominated by peers to The Best Lawyers in America® for 2006 - 2016 in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants. (Copyright 2013 by Woodard/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
    • “Top Defense Verdict of 2005” in the National Law Journal and Defense Research Institute.
    • Named by Law & Politics magazine as a Texas Super Lawyer® for Personal Injury Defense:Products 2007-2014.
    • Named by Law & Politics magazine's Texas Super Lawyers® - Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition for Civil Litigation Defense 2008-2010.
    • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

    Best Lawyers 2015 - Ron Wamstead