Ryan Zehl

Zehl & Associates
2700 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77056

Ryan is a Trial Lawyer who's recovered over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements for clients across Texas and the United States.

In addition to being featured in a cover story in Texas Super Lawyers, Ryan's record-setting victories have received national media attention, distinguished him as one of the leading trial lawyers in the state, and qualified him for lifetime membership in both the "Million Dollar Advocates Forum" and the "Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum," organizations limited to less than 1% of the top trial lawyers in the country.

Since founding the firm, Ryan has recovered:

4 of the Largest Settlements in Texas
The #1 Largest Accident Verdict in the State of Texas
The #7 Largest Accident Verdict in the State of Texas
The #1 Largest Verdict in Offshore Liftboat's Corporate History
The #1 Largest Verdict in R&L Trucking Company's Corporate History
The #1 Largest Settlement in Oakley Trucking's Corporate History, and
The #1 Largest Accident Verdict in Greyhound Bus Lines' Corporate History
Ryan's been selected as a "Texas Rising Star" by Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters publication) every year since 2009, and was recently selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that limits membership to the top trial lawyers in the United States.


After graduating in the top 5 percent of his law school class, Ryan worked as a briefing attorney for Justice Scott Brister of the Texas Supreme Court. When his term with the Court expired, Ryan joined Gardere's litigation group, where he quickly distinguished himself as an aggressive trial lawyer in complex personal injury, appellate and commercial cases.

Ryan's been interviewed on CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America and appeared in almost every major newspaper in the world, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg, the Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News.

Ryan Zehl is a top 18 wheeler accident lawyer, truck accident lawyer, offshore injury lawyer, and oilfield accident lawyer.

Associations & Memberships

Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Trial Lawyers Association


South Texas College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Honors: South Texas Law Review
Honors: National Champion: Judge Evan A. Evans Moot Court Competition
Honors: Highest Grades: Evidence, Criminal Procedure & Remedies
University of Texas, Austin, B.A.
Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

US Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas