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Areas of Concentration
•Personal Injury Litigation
•Product Liability Litigation
•Mass Tort and Toxic Tort Litigation
•Catastrophic Incident Litigation
•Contract and Business Disputes
Ryan Perdue joined Fernelius Simon PLLC in 2010. Previously, Ryan was a shareholder at a well-respected litigation boutique. He has extensive litigation experience practicing before state and federal courts and administrative tribunals and has helped his clients obtain a number of notable results, including:
•Successfully represented an international energy company in connection with an alleged release of toxic materials, resulting in a favorable defense verdict after a one-month trial.
•Served on a trial team representing private clients who filed suit for the wrongful death of their ten-year-old son; three-week jury trial resulted in a successful result for the clients.
•Successfully defended a multinational energy company in a five-week jury trial in federal court in which the plaintiffs sought a quarter of a billion dollars in damages, but were only awarded a few thousand.
•Successfully defended a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of an oilfield-equipment manufacturer arising out of an explosion at a fracing site in South Texas. The case settled prior to trial for a fraction of the client’s potential exposure.
•Successfully defended an international wiring-device company in a products-liability lawsuit related to a catastrophic residential fire, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
•Successfully represented an international oil and gas company in connection with a refinery explosion, resulting in favorable settlements of multiple personal-injury claims.
•Represented a drilling company in connection with a construction-contract dispute involving directional drilling in South Texas; litigation and injunctive proceedings resulted in a quick settlement.
•Successfully represented a leading pipeline-transportation company in an arbitration dispute involving an alleged breach of contract.
Currently, Ryan’s practice focuses on personal-injury, catastrophic-incident and complex commercial litigation, as well as eDiscovery matters.
Professional Activities and Memberships
•American Bar Association
•State Bar of Texas
•Houston Bar Association
•HBA Special Olympics committee member
•Regular volunteer for Houston Bar Association LegalLines program
Texas Rising Star, Personal Injury - General (2016)
2004– Juris Doctor, University of Houston Law Center
2001–Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
While in law school, Ryan was note-and-comment editor of the Houston Law Review and interned for The Honorable Joseph “Tad” Halbach Jr. of the 333rd Harris County District Court. His law-school awards include the 2003 Vinson & Elkins LLP Award for the Best Paper in an Emerging Area of Law, the 2002 John Black Moot Court Competition Best Brief Award and the 2002 LEX Award for Achievement in Legal Research and Writing.
Ryan was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2004 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, CrossFit and following all University of Texas sports teams.
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|University of Texas System, Austin||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|