Biography

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

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law  (J.D., 1980)
    • with honors
  • University of Rhode Island  (B.S., 1972)
    • Zoology

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

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

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2006-2022
  • National Law Journal and Defense Research Institute “Top Defense Verdict of 2005"
  • Texas Super Lawyers 
    • Personal Injury Defense: Products by Law & Politics magazine, 2007-2010
  • Texas Super Lawyers list, a Thompson Reuters Business, 2011-2014
  • Law & Politics magazine's Texas Super Lawyers list Corporate Counsel Edition 
    • Civil Litigation Defense, 2008-2010
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell