D. Ronald

Reneker

Shareholder
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2600
Austin, TX 78701-3924
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Throughout his lengthy career, the primary emphasis of Ron’s practice has been business litigation on both sides of the docket. He also handles insurance coverage matters on behalf of both carriers and policyholders, manages special investigations and often represents lawyers and law firms in matters relating to professional liability and law firm withdrawals and dissolutions. Ron has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases, and he has also handled many appeals and served as counsel in arbitrations.

In addition, Ron serves as an expert witness in the areas of professional responsibility and attorney’s fees, is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), is a trained mediator and is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs. He has also been a Lecturer in Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. 

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • D Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas (2012)
  • Dallas Business Journal – Who’s Who in Litigation (1993)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review RatedTM
  • Thomson Reuters –Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2017); Texas Super Lawyers, Business Edition and Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2016)
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation (2013-2018); Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers Business Edition (2013-2016)
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity – Significant Sig Award (2016); Seven Lights Award (2014)
  • Memberships

    • American Arbitration Association (Roster of Neutrals)
    • Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Law Sections (Senior Lawyers Committee Vice Chairman, 2013)
    • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
    • Texas Association of Mediators
    • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)

Overview

Throughout his lengthy career, the primary emphasis of Ron’s practice has been business litigation on both sides of the docket. He also handles insurance coverage matters on behalf of both carriers and policyholders, manages special investigations and often represents lawyers and law firms in matters relating to professional liability and law firm withdrawals and dissolutions. Ron has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases, and he has also handled many appeals and served as counsel in arbitrations.

In addition, Ron serves as an expert witness in the areas of professional responsibility and attorney’s fees, is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), is a trained mediator and is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs. He has also been a Lecturer in Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. 

Experience

  • Insurance Coverage Dispute

    Successfully defended an insurance company in an alleged $50 MM claim for insurance fraud based on failure to cover a liver transplant for a two-year child. The trial

  • Appellate Counsel

    In a case of first impression, successfully argued on appeal that modification of a contract that is favorable to only one party is without consideration, unless it is fair and 

  • Lawyer + Law Firm Representation

    Successfully represented a former partner of a large law firm in securing payments he was entitled to receive as a withdrawing partner. The court granted summary judgment for

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