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Ranelle M. Meroney


(512) 582-6602
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901 South Mopac Expressway
Building 1, Suite 480
Austin, TX 78746


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

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

  • Phi Beta Kappa


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

Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by 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)

Texas Super Lawyers (2016-2019)

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

Pathfinder Award, Travis County Women Lawyers Association (2014)

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


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.

Ms. 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.


Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


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)
Fellow, Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
College of the State Bar of Texas
Founding Master, Barbara Jordan Inn of Court

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