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Ralph F. Meyer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Corpus Christi, TX

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
802 North Carancahua Street, Suite 1300
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-884-8808
Fax: 361-884-7261
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime, Civil Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

A partner at Royston Rayzor, Ralph F. Meyer has headed up the firm’s office in Corpus Christi, Texas, since its opening in 1988, and he has been with the firm for his entire legal career. Focusing his practice primarily on civil litigation defense, he represents clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Texas since 1978, Mr. Meyer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits.

Mr. Meyer has acted as first chair defense counsel in numerous civil jury trials during his distinguished career. The cases that he has handled have included defective products and other personal injury and wrongful death claims, maritime law, insurance coverage, contract and other commercial disputes, labor and employment law, and oil and gas issues. Mr. Meyer has also furnished advice and counsel to companies on internal investigations.

Mr. Meyer counts among his clients liability insurance companies, manufacturers of products, vessel owners, and oil and gas refineries. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him a great deal of positive recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Meyer has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for maritime law each year since 2003.

Mr. Meyer is a member of several professional organizations, including the Corpus Christi Bar Association, The Maritime Law Association of the United States, and the Federal Bar Association. He is a graduate of Yale University and The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Transportation/Maritime
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2008 - 2022

About Ralph F. Meyer

First Admitted: 1978, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association 
  • Member, Maritime Law Association
  • State of Texas, 1978
  • Member, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • Corpus Christ Bar Association


  • Selected since 2003 as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Maritime Law
  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate Member

Educational Background

  • B.A., Yale University, 1975
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Office Location for Ralph F. Meyer

802 North Carancahua Street
Suite 1300
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Phone: 361-884-8808

Fax: 361-884-7261

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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