Ryan Zehl

Top rated personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas

Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers
Ryan Zehl
Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Transportation & maritime; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2004

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2019
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Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers

2700 Post Oak Blvd
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Ryan Zehl is the founder of Zehl & Associates and a nationally recognized trial lawyer who's recovered billions of dollars and the largest verdicts and settlements in history on behalf of clients injured in catastrophic oilfield, truck, motor-vehicle, offshore, and plant and refinery accidents and explosions.   

Some of Ryan's recent recoveries include the #1 largest oilfield accident settlement in US History, the #1 largest oilfield burn injury settlement in US History, the #1 largest 18 wheeler accident settlement in Texas, a $100 million settlement for workers injured in a catastrophic refinery explosion, and a $90 million settlement for a worker who was severely burned in an oilfield blowout.    

The success that Ryan and his firm have achieved for their clients has distinguished Ryan as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Texas and resulted in him being named a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. Ryan is also a member of both the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations that limit membership to the top 1% of trial lawyers in the country.

Mr. Zehl has been interviewed by media outlets across the world, including Good Morning America, the International Herald, the Wall Street Journal, CBS Nightly News, Fox & Friends, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and a number of others. 

Before founding Zehl & Associates, Mr. Zehl worked as a Briefing Attorney for the Texas Supreme Court and as a trial and appellate lawyer at one of the largest law firms in the country.  

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Transportation/maritime

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Admiralty & maritime law, Transportation law

First Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.zehllaw.com/texas-trial-lawyers/ryan-zehl-housto...

Honors/Awards:
  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Champion, Judge Evan A. Evans Moot Court Competition, South Texas College of Law
  • Highest Grade: Criminal Procedure
  • Magna cum laude (top 5%) graduate from law school
  • Highest Grade: Evidence
  • Law clerk for Justice Scott Brister of the Texas Supreme Court, 2004
  • South Texas Law Review Member
  • Highest Grade: Remedies
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania, 2011
Educational Background:
  • University of Texas, Austin, B.A. in Psychology
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • #1 Largest Oilfield Accident Settlement in US History , 2021
  • #1 Largest Oilfield Burn Injury Settlement in US History , 2021
  • $100 Million Settlement: Zehl & Associates obtained a $100 million settlement on behalf of workers injured in a refinery explosion.  The settlement is one of the largest industrial accident settlements in history.  , 2021
  • $23.5 Million Settlement: Ryan Zehl obtained a record-setting $23.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after being hit head-on by a commercial truck.  The settlement is the largest in the defendant's history and the largest in Texas in 2019.  , 2019
  • $9.8 Million Settlement: Ryan Zehl obtained a $9.8 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a herniation in her cervical spine and a mild traumatic brain injury after being run off the road by an 18 wheeler in Dallas, Texas. 
  • $3.35 Million Settlement: Ryan Zehl recovered $3.35 million for a client who suffered a herniated disk in his lumbar spine after being rear-ended by an 18 wheeler in San Antonio, Texas.   
  • $10.2 Million Settlement: Zehl & Associates obtained a $10.2 million settlement on behalf of a roustabout who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury after being dropped from a personal basket during an offshore crew transfer.  The settlement is the largest in the company's corporate history. 
  • $4.8 Million Verdict: Ryan Zehl recovered a $4.8 million verdict against R&L Carriers, Inc. on behalf of a client who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, as well as herniations in her neck and lower back, when her vehicle flipped over after being rear-ended by an 18 wheeler in Weatherford, Texas.  The verdict is the largest in R&L's corporate history and was one of the largest accident verdicts in the State of Texas. 
  • $18.6 Million Verdict: Ryan Zehl recovered $18.6 million at trial on behalf of a client who suffered a lumbar herniation while riding as a passenger on a Greyhound bus.  The verdict was the #1 largest accident verdict in Texas and remains the largest verdict in Greyhound's history.   
  • $7.1 Million Settlement: Zehl & Associates recovered $7.1 million on behalf of a father and son who suffered herniations in their neck and lower back after being rear-ended by an 18 wheeler in Houston, Texas.   
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Industry Groups:
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Jones Act
  • Maritime Injury
  • offshore accidents
  • Oilfield Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

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

“Realizing superlawyers may not give credit to a lawyer I just tried a case with and I believe nominated me, I still wish to submit Mr. Zehl for consideration.I had only met Mr. Zehl on a handful of occasions prior to our 3 week trial and ultimate $18,595,000.00 verdict against Greyhound Lines, Inc. last December.Through trial, I came to know him as one of the most dedicated and competent lawyers I have ever met. Particularly for his age.He tried a case of a lifetime with me and our result speaks for itself.Please consider him for nomination.”

Office location for Ryan Zehl

2700 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-936-9321

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2019

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