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Ron McCallum was born in Dallas, Texas and attended high school at Missouri Military Academy.  He followed two majors at the University of Oklahoma, Sociology and Professional Aviation.  After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, he began his career as a professional pilot.  While maintaining his career as a pilot, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in 2001, where he was a member of the International Law Journal.

Ron’s original practice consisted of representing aviation entities and pilots, while maintaining his aviation career as a full-time pilot instructor and charter captain.  Ron then broadened his practice and joined a highly regarded firm where he became the catastrophic personal injury trial attorney, Director of Firm Aviation and Chief Pilot. 

Throughout his career, Ron has tried numerous catastrophic injury cases to a successful jury verdict.  Ron’s  recent transition to SGPB adds his expertise and success to this nationally recognized trial law firm.

Ron’s trial successes include the case of Ashley Reedy and Janie Reeves vs. Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Rashad Armand Nichols; Cause No. 09-09239, 193rd District Court, Dallas County, Texas.  In December of 2011, the jury in this case returned a unanimous verdict for both actual and punitive damages in an amount that qualified it as the No. 1 largest accident verdict in the State of Texas and Dallas County in 2011.

The clients in this case were injured when a Greyhound bus lost control on an icy road in December 2007.  Ron’s courtroom victory against Greyhound came after a three-week trial, wherein the jury awarded over $18.6 million, including $9 million in punitive damages.  This was the largest verdict ever awarded against Greyhound and was covered by news media all over the country, including Dallas Morning News, Channel 11 news, Lawyers USA, and VerdictSearch to name a few.

Again in January of 2013, Ron tried the case of  Ken and Martha Zeiler, Joe Zeiler, and the Estate of Mary Mabry v. Barron Thomas, Agnes Clarke, Barron Thomas Aviation Inc., et al.; Cause No. CC-09-03492, Dallas County Court at Law No. 3.  In this case concerning breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and “Ponzi” scheme allegations, Ron obtained a verdict of $867,880.20, including $250,000.00 in punitive awards against the Defendants.

Ron’s most recent verdict came on April 24, 2014 in the case of Bobbie Bush v. R&L Carriers, Inc., et al; Cause No. DC-11-16041, 298th District Court, Dallas County, Texas.  A 41-year old Mississippi woman was seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over after it was read-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver. 

The jury in this case found that the truck driver, who had two previous rear-end collisions, was grossly negligent.  The jury also found that his employers, Greenwood Motor Lines, Inc. doing business as R&L Carriers, were also grossly negligent in failing to properly supervise and train their driver.  The client was awarded over $4.1 million.

This case was also unique in that Ron held the largest privately held trucking company accountable under both a general negligence standard and by clear and convincing evidence for gross negligence findings against both the driver and the company.

Ron’s success in the courtroom reflects in being awarded the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent), as well as being selected as a “Super Lawyer” in 2013 and 2014.  Ron was also selected as a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters publication) in 2011, 2012 and 2013, which is an honor limited to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State of Texas.  Most recently, Ron was selected as one of the top trial lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that limits membership to the top 40 trial lawyers in each state.

Ron is a member of the American, Texas and Dallas Bar Associations.  He is also an active member of the American Association of Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and serves as a Board Member of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. 


AIRMEN RATINGS:              ATP, CFI-A, CFI-I, MEI, Single and Multi-Engine Instrument                                                                         Commercial Pilot

COMMUNITY:  Away from the office, Ron enjoys giving back to the community by offering flight instruction to young pilots and advocating aviation safety through demonstration and airport involvement.  He and his wife also volunteer their time and resources to the First Presbyterian Church Day School, in addition to local charities such as Challenge Air, Texas SPCA, Operation Kindness and Feral Friends.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    14 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    14 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%
    14 years
  4. Aviation: 10%
    22 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christopher James Panatier

    We brought Ron into our practice because he is one of the most energetic, passionate and imaginative catastrophic injury lawyers practicing today.


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Contact info

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C.

3232 McKinney Ave.
STE 610
Dallas, TX, 75204


OKAuthorized to practice law201303/16/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Pro CardSimCom2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Pro CardFlightSafety2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
QBKeyman2015 - Present
SuperlawyerMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2011 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2011 - Present
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Transportation Safety Board Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Business Aviation AssociationMember2006 - Present
AOPAPanel Attorney2004 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Top 40 under 40Member2012 - 2015
Rising StarMember2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ashley Reedy and Janie Reeves v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Rashad Armand Nichols; Cause No. 0909239$18.6 million, including $9 million in punitive damages
Ken and Martha Zeiler, et al. v. Barron Thomas, Agnes Clarke, Barron Thomas Aviation Inc., et al, Cause No. CC-09-03492$867,880.20 including $250,000.00 in punitive awards
Bobbie Bush v. R&L Carriers, Inc., et al, DC-11-16041 in the 298th District Court of Dallas County, Texas$4,138,669.28 (including punitive damages)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas LawyerOverhaul Needed for Truck Insurance Regulations2015
PRN NewswirePress Release2015
Texas LawbookComercial Vehicle Crashes Cause Litigation Boom for Texas Lawyers2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2001