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Ranelle M. Meroney


(512) 582-6602
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2705 Bee Caves Road
Suite 220
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, 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)


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
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