Ron C. McCallum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
 | 3232 McKinney Avenue, Suite 610
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: 214-276-7680
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (0%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (0%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (0%)
Attorney Profile

An associate attorney with Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, Ron C. McCallum provides aggressive and zealous representation to his clients in Dallas, Texas, throughout the state and nationwide. Mr. McCallum focuses his practice of law in the area of personal injury litigation, representing clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others in matters including commercial truck and bus accidents, aviation accidents, aviation products liability, refinery explosions and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. McCallum first completed his undergraduate education at The University of Oklahoma in 1997. In addition to receiving a bachelor's degree, he also completed the university's flight school, where he received training to become a commercial pilot. Mr. McCallum then went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor, graduating in 2001.

Mr. McCallum is admitted to practice law before all of the state courts of Texas as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas. He has worked as a corporate and commercial pilot while also representing clients, lending him special familiarity with aviation cases, and he leads the firm's catastrophic injury division, taking many of his cases to trial. In one case that involved a well-known bus company, Mr. McCallum was able to achieve a favorable verdict, which was the largest personal injury award in Dallas in 2011.

Dedicated to his community as well as his law practice, Mr. McCallum spends some of his time helping young pilots by teaching aviation safety techniques, and is a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He also maintains active memberships in the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (60%)
Aviation and Aerospace (30%)
Personal Injury - Products (10%)
Transportation/Maritime (0%)
Construction Litigation (0%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (0%)

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Aviation and Aerospace (30%): Aviation

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Transportation/Maritime (0%)

Construction Litigation (0%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (0%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Aviation and Aerospace: Aviation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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White Papers

  • Overhaul Needed for Truck Insurance Regulations (2015) - Paper drafted for Texas Lawyer.  Published June 29, 2015.  Discusses the lack of adequate insurance for the trucking industry.

  • About Ron McCallum

    Admitted: 2003, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.sgpblaw.com/attorney/ron-c-mccallum/

    Honors and Awards:

    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2017
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2016
    • Lead Counsel Rated, http://www.leadcounsel.org/attorney/ron-mccallum, 2015
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2015
    • Number nine largest motor vehicle verdict in the State of Texas for 2014., Top Texas Verdicts and Settlements 2014, VerdictSearch/ALM, 2014
    • AV Preeminent, 2014
    • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, ALM/Verdictsearch Texas Lawyer, 2013
    • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • AOPA Panel Attorney
    • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Appointed Support Member for Lancaster Airport
    • Flight Safety Elite Pro Card Holder since 2007
    • QB Fraternity
    • President, Phi Gamma Delta, 2009-2010

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Airline Transport Permit
    • Certified Flight Instructor - SEL, MEL, CFI-A, CFII, MEI
    • Commercial Pilot- Single and Multi-Engine Land

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Oklahoma Bar, 2014
    • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
    • American Association for Justice
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
    • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
    • President, Mesquite Bar Association, 2009 - 2010
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
    • Texas, 2003

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer and Supporter of Operation Kindness and Feral Friends, 2013
    • Volunteer, Texas SPCA
    • Volunteer, Challenge Air
    • Volunteer, First Presbyterian Church Day School
    • AOPA Appointed Airport Support Member for Lancaster Airport 2007-2013
    • Flight Instruction to Young Pilots and Advocating Aviation Safety through Demonstration and Airport Involvement

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Academic paper and three live instructional courses taught by Mr. McCallum., Presenter, Truck Wreck Investigation 101, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course, State Bar Of Texas, 2016
    • Joyce and Bruce Parker v. Three Rivers Flying Service Company and Harold Griffith Flying Service Company, September 27, 2006, Oral Argument, 2007

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • $6,375,000.00 Settlement Won for Texas Man Disabled in Collision with Fallen Equipment DALLAS – A North Texas man left permanently disabled after heavy equipment fell from a flatbed truck, causing a violent highway collision, will be paid $6.375 million for his injuries based on a settlement won on February 16, 2017.  Sidney Jacob “Jake” Gibson and his wife Jennifer, who live in Richardson, Texas, had driven to Lubbock to pick up their daughter at Texas Tech University the morning of May 14, 2013. Mrs. Gibson was driving while Mr. Gibson slept beside her in the front of the family’s Dodge Ram truck.  The driver of a flatbed truck they were following made a dangerous U-turn, causing an unsecured 1,200-pound metal fixture known as a “plastic injection mold” to fall onto the highway directly in Mrs. Gibson’s path. The subsequent investigation showed that the mold had not been strapped onto the truck bed in violation of state and federal safety regulations. Mrs. Gibson was unable to avoid hitting the mold and slammed into it, catapulting their truck into the air before crashing to the ground. Mr. Gibson was transported to a Lubbock hospital for evaluation.  Initial police reports found Mr. Gibson was not wearing a seatbelt, but Mr. McCallum proved through extensive investigative work, medical records and accident re-creations that both Mr. and Mrs. Gibson were in fact wearing seatbelts. It is extremely rare for a police department to amend a police report. Mr. McCallum was able to show sufficient evidence to the Lubbock Police Chief that the Chief personally amended the report to reflect that Mr. Gibson was belted.   This resulted in the production of a corrected police report that found Mr. Gibson was belted at the time of impact.  Despite treatment, Mr. Gibson’s back and neck pain worsened over time requiring a series of surgeries. As a result, he has limited mobility and is unable to continue working at the Frisco-area carpentry business he owned.  “Before this horrible crash, Jake Gibson loved to be outdoors and on the lake, skiing and spending time with his family. He loved dancing with his daughter,” said attorney Ron McCallum of Simon Greenstone. “But the failure of the equipment hauler to adhere to the most basic safety precautions has irreparably altered life for Mr. Gibson. Money is no substitute for walking your daughter down the aisle at her wedding or teaching your grandchild to swim. But at least the family will not have to struggle to pay for ongoing medical care.”  Immediately after the collision, the Plaintiff was taken by EMS to the University Medical Center where he was treated and released with a diagnosis of acute lumbar sprain/strain. He received physical therapy three times per week, but as time progressed, the Plaintiff’s pain did not subside but instead continued to worsen. He then underwent an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed: a mild-to-moderate superior compression fracture of the L1; a linear fracture line along the superior L1 endplate; a 2mm disc bulge at L4-5; and a 3mm annular disc bulge with an annular tear at L4-5.  The Plaintiff underwent cervical and lumbar ESIs and facet injections. A cervical anterior discectomy and interbody arthrodesis fusion to the C4-C6 was performed. A second surgery was performed: a bilateral laminectomy and foraminotomy & poteriolateral fusion with autograft and allograft of the L5-S1. Due to the severities of his injuries, the Plaintiff had to undergo a third surgery: a 540 fusion along with a revision of the lumbar procedure. It was noted that it is highly likely that he will need additional surgeries in the future and possibly long-term aid.  Mr. McCallum proved that the company vehicle was equipped with safety straps. However, the employees intentionally elected not to use them. The Defendant, as an employer with many years of service in the industry, knew or should have known to follow their own safety rules as well as the rules of the road when it comes to cargo securement. Mr. McCallum developed strong evidence that the Defendants violated Texas State Law, among other safety rules and regulations that are intended to protect the public against harm.  With the Defendant’s facing almost certain submission to the Jury on both ordinary and gross negligence claims, a compromise was reached on the eve of trial wherein the case resolved for 6,375,000.00.  The $6.375 million agreement is believed to be the second largest settlement ever reported in Lubbock County., 2017
    • Settlement in the death of a 75 year old retired Geogia resident killed in Cameron County on April 24, 2015.  The case is styled Solis et al.v. Vocar Transportation, LLC. In this incredibly rare circumstance, the case settled for more than the available policy limits of the company, which were a meager $955,000.  Through hard-fought depositions and staunch defensive strategies on behalf of the trucking company and its lawyers, I was able to place my clients (the descendants of the deceased), in a position to force the trucking company and its driver into a "bet the company" scenario.  This drove negotiations at mediation and resulted in the trucking company coming significantly out of pocket to compensate my clients for the harms and losses occasioned upon them by the Defendants., 2015
    • Bobbie Bush v. R&L Carriers, Inc., et al, DC-11-16041 in the 298th District Court of Dallas County, Texas, 2014
    • 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 “Ponzi” scheme allegations, I obtained a verdict of $867,880.20, including $250,000.00 in punitive awards against the Defendants., 2013
    • Ashley Reedy and Janie Reeves v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Rashad Armand Nichols, Cause No. 0909239, 193rd District Court in Dallas

    Educational Background:

    • University of Oklahoma, Professional Pilot, 1997
    • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1997

    Industry Groups

  • Aircraft Owners And Pilots Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association - Aviation Section
  • AOPA Panel Attorney
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Missouri Military Academy Alumni Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • University Of Oklahoma Alumni Association
  • Find Me Online
    WebsiteWebsite - www.sgpblaw.com

    Comments

    • “Ron is heavily invovled in the plaintiff's bar and is a great lawyer”
    • “Ron McCallum has been employed at my firm for 10 years and is an excellent attorney.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

    Office Location for Ron C. McCallum

    3232 McKinney Avenue
    Suite 610
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Phone: 214-276-7680

     

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    Last Updated: 3/3/2017

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