Ryan Zehl

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Zehl & Associates, PC
 | 2700 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-491-6064
Fax: 713-583-8545
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ryan Zehl of Zehl & Associates, PC, in Houston, Texas, devotes his practice to personal injury, maritime and transportation law. As the firm’s founder, Mr. Zehl is one of the top litigators in the state of Texas, serving plaintiffs in and around Houston.

Mr. Zehl has more than a decade of experience and has recovered some of the highest settlements and verdicts in Texas. Because of his success, The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Texas. He belongs to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, exclusive organizations limited to attorneys who have recovered a million dollars or more in verdicts or settlements.

Garnering significant media attention due to his cases, Mr. Zehl has been interviewed by Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and CNN. Publications featuring his cases include the Houston Chronicle, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Licensed in Texas and Pennsylvania, Mr. Zehl is also eligible to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and a board member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Zehl earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. He graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston, receiving the highest grades in criminal procedure, evidence and remedies, and participating on the South Texas Law Review. Following law school, he worked as a briefing attorney for a Supreme Court of Texas justice.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Transportation/Maritime (50%): Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

Rising Stars: 2011 - 2019

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About Ryan Zehl

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $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.  
  • $9.8 Million Settlement: Ryan Zehl and Tommy Servos 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 and Kevin Haynes 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 and Kevin Haynes 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 and Kevin Haynes 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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Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, B.A. in Psychology
Office Location for Ryan Zehl

2700 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-491-6064

Fax: 713-583-8545

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Last Updated: 2/1/2019

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