Ranelle M. Meroney

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1717 West 6th Street
Suite 250
Austin, TX 78703-4777


Ranelle Meroney is a partner in the Austin office of Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP. She focuses primarily on the defense of personal injury, property damage, employment, construction and defamation cases, with a special emphasis on premises liability matters. As a trial lawyer for more than 35 years, Ranelle has tried over 100 first-chair jury trials across the state of Texas.

Ranelle is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Texas School of Law.

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After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979, Ranelle began her legal career in Beaumont, Texas with a defense firm that afforded her significant litigation experience. She returned to Austin in 1986 as a shareholder (managing shareholder 1993-1996) at Wright & Greenhill from 1990-2000. She then became Of Counsel at Chamberlain & McHaney in 2000 until 2016.

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J.D., University of Texas School of Law (1979)

B.A., with distinction, University of Colorado Boulder (1977)

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