Over 20 Years of Trusted Performance

Ron Welsh – Of Counsel

Ron Welsh has an active trial practice.  Since 1975, his practice has encompassed well over 1,000 cases, resulting in over 100 trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and class actions that include more than 75 jury verdicts.  Mr. Welsh has developed extensive experience in the broadest scope of civil litigation matters involving millions to billions of dollars. His practice includes vehicle wrecks, product liability, and all other personal injury suits; toxic chemical cases; mass tort claims; complex commercial cases; financial and securities cases; energy cases; property damage claims; class actions; professional malpractice claims; tax matters; False Claims Act suits; contracts, RICO, intellectual property disputes; and will contests.  

Mr. Welsh is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial advocates.  The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified him as a specialist in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law since 1981.  He has served as special lead disciplinary trial counsel for the State Bar of Texas in a disbarment proceeding. He has served on the State Bar Committee on the Rules of Evidence.  In the American College of Trial Lawyers, he chaired the Federal Civil Procedure Committee and co-chaired the Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Discovery. He formerly served as Co-Section Head of Litigation and on the Litigation Coordinating Committee at Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Houston.

He received his Bachelor of Science at Northwestern University in 1972, where he was a Clarion DeWitt Hardy Scholar, President of the Debate Society, and received the Cumnock Award and the Florsheim Award in Forensics.  He is an honor graduate of the University of Texas, School of Law, where he served on the Texas Law Review Editorial Board and was a member of Order of the Coif, Board of Advocates, and Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Society.  

Mr. Welsh is a member of the editorial board of Texas Objections by Harvey G. Brown and Judge Ken Curry.  He is also the author of many law-related articles. He has lectured extensively on trial topics for the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and Louisiana State University, among others.  His courses have included how to try a case, how to prepare a case, jury selection, examination, cross-examination, closing argument, discovery, how to prepare a witness for deposition, how to depose a witness, how to prepare to take a deposition, business litigation, professional litigation, personal injury litigation, and damages and other remedies.

He has been selected for inclusion in every edition of Texas Super Lawyers.  He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Monthly’s top 100 attorneys in Houston.



University of Texas School of Law, 1975

JD with Honors

Editorial Board, Texas Law Review

Order of the Coif

Board of Advocates

Phi Delta Phi Honorary Fraternity

Keeton Fellow

Chancellor’s Council

Dean’s Roundtable

Northwestern University, 1972

Bachelor of Science

Clarion DeWitt Hardy Scholar

President Northwestern Debate Society

Cumnock Award in Forensics

Florsheim Award in Forensics

School of Speech National Advisory Counsel


Professional Associations and Memberships

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Past Chair, Committee on Federal Civil Procedure

Past Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Discovery

American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate

Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow

Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Texas Law Review Association, Life Member

Board Certification in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal          Specialization

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

State Bar of Texas, Section of Litigation

State Bar of Texas, Former Member, Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee

State Bar of Texas, Special Disciplinary Trial Counsel


Practice of Law:

Vinson & Elkins, LLP, 1975-2003

Partner, 1982-2003


Cunningham, Welsh, Darlow & Zook, LLP,

Partner, 2004—2007


Welsh & Chapoton, LLP,

Partner, 2007—2013


Welsh LeBlanc, LLP

Partner, 2013-2016


The Welsh Law Firm, PLLC

Partner, 2016-Present


Bar Admissions

Texas (all state trial and appellate courts)

United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court, Western District of Texas

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