Ron McCallum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Ron McCallum & Associates PLLC
 | 750 N. St. Paul St., Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-702-0555
Fax: 214-594-9618
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

The principal attorney at his own law firm in Dallas, Texas, Ron McCallum focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He represents people throughout the metropolitan area, as well as other parts of the state who have suffered harm as the result of negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. McCallum has been involved in have included bus, truck and other commercial vehicle crashes, toxic exposure, product liability, refinery explosions, airplane crashes, and construction site and oilfield injuries.

Throughout his career, Mr. McCallum has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. One notable lawsuit resulted in a jury award of nearly $19 million against Greyhound Lines, Inc., in a case involving a Greyhound bus that lost control on a road covered with ice, catastrophically injuring two of his clients. As a result of his successes, Mr. McCallum is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has been awarded an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

Mr. McCallum attended The University of Oklahoma on an academic scholarship and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. He then pursued his legal education at South Texas College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. Mr. McCallum spent several years at leading personal injury law firms before founding Ron McCallum & Associates PLLC in January 2018. Admitted to practice before all Texas and Oklahoma state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. An accomplished pilot, Mr. McCallum is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as well as several legal organizations.

*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%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Construction Litigation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Aviation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 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: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/75230-tx-ronald-mccallum-8004...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Taught truck crash litigation for the advanced personal injury CLE., Truck Crash Litigation 101, State Bar of Texas, 2017
    • Flight Safety Elite Pro Card Holder since 2007
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2014
    • Lead Counsel Rated, 2015
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2018
    • President, Phi Gamma Delta, 2009-2010
    • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Appointed Support Member for Lancaster Airport
    • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, ALM/Verdictsearch Texas Lawyer, 2013
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2016
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2015
    • QB Fraternity
    • AOPA Panel Attorney
    • Top Texas Verdicts and Settlements 2014, VerdictSearch/ALM, 2014
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Commercial Pilot- Single and Multi-Engine Land
    • Nationally Board Certified in Truck and Bus Trial Law, 2019
    • Certified Flight Instructor - SEL, MEL, CFI-A, CFII, MEI
    • Airline Transport Permit

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
    • National Board Certified in Truck and Bus Trial Law, 2019
    • Member, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
    • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Oklahoma Bar, 2014
    • President, Mesquite Bar Association, 2009 - 2010
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • Texas, 2003
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented and hour long ethics CLE presentation on truck and bus law investigation and ethical considerations., Presenter, Truck Wreck Investigation and Ethical Considerations, Legal And Medical, 2019
    • Joyce and Bruce Parker v. Three Rivers Flying Service Company and Harold Griffith Flying Service Company, September 27, 2006, Oral Argument, 2007
    • Presenter, Truck Wreck Investigation 101, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course, State Bar Of Texas, 2016

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Ken and Martha Zeiler, Joe Zeiler, and the Estate of Mary Mabry v. Barron Thomas, Agnes Clarke, Barron Thomas Aviation Inc., et al., 2013
    • Ron’s latest Jury Verdict came on July 17, 2019 when he obtained a $7,059,782.61jury verdicton 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. Shelton’s 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., 2019
    • Rutkoske v. Reese et al. Slip and fall at a residence which resulted in the need for a minor knee arthroscopy.  The case resolved during direct negotiations with the insurance carrier for the insured for $230,000.00., 2018
    • Bobbie Bush v. R&L Carriers, Inc., et al, DC-11-16041 in the 298th District Court of Dallas County, Texas, 2014
    • Ashley Reedy and Janie Reeves v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Rashad Armand Nichols, Cause No. 0909239, 193rd District Court in Dallas

    Representative Clients:

    • Rutkoske v. Reese et al. Slip and fall at a residence which resulted in the need for a minor knee arthroscopy.  The case resolved at mediation for $230,000.00., 2018

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    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

    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.

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    Office Location for Ron McCallum

    750 N. St. Paul St.
    Suite 1800
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Phone: 214-702-0555

    Fax: 214-594-9618

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    Last Updated: 4/24/2019

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