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Ron McCallum was born in Dallas, Texas and attended high school at Missouri Military Academy. He followed two majors at the University of Oklahoma, Sociology and Professional Aviation. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, he began his career as a professional pilot. While maintaining his career as a pilot, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in 2001, where he was a member of the International Law Journal.
Ronâs original practice consisted of representing aviation entities and pilots, while maintaining his aviation career as a full-time pilot instructor and charter captain. Ron then broadened his practice and joined a highly regarded firm where he became a catastrophic personal injury trial attorney, Director of Firm Aviation and Chief Pilot.
Throughout his career, Ron has tried numerous catastrophic injury cases to a successful jury verdict and is one of less than fifty lawyers in the country who is Board Certified in Trucking and Commercial Motor Vehicle Trial Law.
Ronâs trial successes include the case of Ashley Reedy and Janie Reeves vs. Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Rashad Armand Nichols; Cause No. 09-09239, 193rd District Court, Dallas County, Texas. In December of 2011, the jury in this case returned a unanimous verdict for both actual and punitive damages in an amount that qualified it as the No. 1 largest accident verdict in the State of Texas and Dallas County in 2011.
The clients in this case were injured when a Greyhound bus lost control on an icy road in December 2007. Ronâs courtroom victory against Greyhound came after a three-week trial, wherein the jury awarded over $18.6 million, including $9 million in punitive damages. This was the largest verdict ever awarded against Greyhound and was covered by news media all over the country, including Dallas Morning News, Channel 11 news, Lawyers USA, and VerdictSearch to name a few.
Again in January of 2013, Ron tried the case of Ken and Martha Zeiler, Joe Zeiler, and the Estate of Mary Mabry v. Barron Thomas, Agnes Clarke, Barron Thomas Aviation Inc., et al.; Cause No. CC-09-03492, Dallas County Court at Law No. 3. In this case concerning breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and âPonziâ scheme allegations, Ron obtained a verdict of $867,880.20, including $250,000.00 in punitive awards against the Defendants.
Yet another important verdict came on April 24, 2014 in the case of Bobbie Bush v. R&L Carriers, Inc., et al; Cause No. DC-11-16041, 298th District Court, Dallas County, Texas. A 41-year old Mississippi woman was seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over after it was read-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver.
The jury in this case found that the truck driver, who had two previous rear-end collisions, was grossly negligent. The jury also found that his employers, Greenwood Motor Lines, Inc. doing business as R&L Carriers, were also grossly negligent in failing to properly supervise and train their driver. The client was awarded over $4.1 million.
This case was also unique in that Ron held the largest privately held trucking company accountable under both a general negligence standard and by clear and convincing evidence for gross negligence findings against both the driver and the company.
In April of 2017, Ron obtained the second largest recovery in the history Lubbock County Texas. A notoriously conservative venue. Despite overwhelming odds for his client, Ron was able to resolve a motor vehicle case for over $6.4 million dollars.
Ronâs latest Jury Verdict came on July 17, 2019 when he obtained a $7,059,782.61 jury verdict on behalf of his client, James Shelton, a commercial truck driver. The vehicle Mr. Shelton was operating rolled over on Bell Road in Archer County, Texas on April 12, 2012 while Mr. Shelton was hauling rock on the Bobcat Bluff Wind Farm Project. Mr. Sheltonâs truck rolled over after oncoming traffic forced Mr. Shelton to pull over on a one-way portion of Bell Road. Bell Road was designed and required to have properly constructed shoulders and slopes and unimpeded ability to accommodate two-way traffic. Mr. Shelton suffered multiple life changing injuries including a moderate traumatic brain injury, which ultimately rendered him totally and permanently disabled. His injuries destroyed any future career opportunities.
Ronâs success in the courtroom reflects in being awarded the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent), as well as being selected as a âSuper Lawyerâ for the last eight consecutive years. Ron was also selected as a âTexas Rising Starâ by Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters publication) in 2011, 2012 and 2013, which is an honor limited to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State of Texas. Most recently, Ron was selected as one of the Top Ten Aviation and Trucking Trial Lawyers in the nation by The National Trial Lawyers Association.
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