While working on his law degree at the University of Texas School of Law, Ryan... more
While working on his law degree at the University of Texas School of Law, Ryan Runkle had his first trial as well as his first appellate argument. After graduating in 2000, Runkle set out to protect the rights of injury victims who have been wronged by the carelessness of others. Having represented thousands of clients over the years, Runkle caught the attention of the National Trial Lawyers As... view profile
I am a 20+ year defense-side Labor and Employment Lawyer in Texas; Board Certified... more
I am a 20+ year defense-side Labor and Employment Lawyer in Texas; Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have first chair trial experience and have litigated extensively in Federal and State courts as well as in numerous arbitrations. When not litigating, I regularly advise clients on employment matters including personnel issues, wage and hou... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.