Ron Truman has been practicing law since 1988. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Nevada, Utah, Illinois, Arizona and California. Mr. Truman practices in the areas of personal injury, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, fire related cases, negligence, products liability, insurance bad faith, contract disputes, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, construction disputes and all other types of complex commercial litigation. He also handles transactional matters, including the drafting of contracts and the creation of corporations and limited liability companies. Mr. Truman began his legal career with Kirkland & Ellis, a national law firm where he handled complex commercial litigation, representing such clients as Hughes Aircraft Company and Motorola. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he majored in business management with a concentration in finance. He graduated with High Distinction and as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1988, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 10 percent of his class. At BYU, he was awarded the prestigious Order of the Coif for his academic excellence. Mr. Truman also was the Lead Articles Editor for the BYU Law Review.
About Ronald Truman
Admitted: 1988, Utah
Professional Webpage: TrumanLawFirm.com
Honors and Awards:
- Lead Articles Editor of BYU Law Review, 1988
- Member of The Order of the Coif, 1988
- Member of Multi-Million Dollars Advocates Forum
- AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell
- Bar Admittance: Nevada (1992), California (1990), Illinois (1988), Arizona (2004)& Utah (1993).
Pro bono/Community Service:
- Ron Truman volunteers his time to serve as a pro tem judge for the Washington County 5th Judicial District Court.
Scholarly Lectures and Writings:
- Note, Assumption of Unexpired Leases Under Bankruptcy Code Section 365(d)(4), BYU L. Rev. 1121. Comment, "Drug testing of Government Employees Should Not Be a Matter of Fourth Amendment Concern" Cries a Lone Voice in a Wilderness of Opposition,1987 BYU L. Rev 1239.
Verdicts and Settlements:
- In October, 2011, Ron Truman obtained a jury verdict in the Fifth Judicial District Court, in Washington County, Utah for a gentleman who was injured when he fell from the roof on a construction project in St. George, Utah. The jury valued plaintiff's general damages at $1,000,000. The jury valued his total damages at $1,262,308.38. Unfortunately, Plaintiff's award was reduced dramatically due to the jury's allocation of fault to Plaintiff and his employers.
- $2,225,000 settlement for our client who was injured in 2010 in a trucking accident.
- My partner, Bryce Dixon, and I obtained a jury verdict in the United States District Court, District of Utah in October, 2009 for $450,000. Our client had fallen into a six foot hole at a hotel and severed his patellar tendon. His medical expenses were approximately $31,000. Included in the $450,000 jury verdict was $40,000 to our client's wife for loss of consortium.
- $4,400,000 settlement obtained for our client that was burned by a static electricity fire that ignited when he was filling gas cans on a bed liner in the back of a pickup truck in Nevada. Another multi-millon dollar settlement obtained for anther client who sufered a similar tragedy while filing gas cans in the back of his pickup truck in Townsend Montana. $2,400,000 settlement obtained for our client who was injured when she was rear-ended by a pickup truck.
- J. Reuben Clark Law School, (J.D., Magna Cum Laude), 1988