John C. Ramsey


John C. Ramsey is the founder of Ramsey Law Group and serves as the firm’s lead trial counsel. He is driven by his commitment to serving his clients and his community. During the course of his career, he has achieved award-winning successes for his clients against many Fortune 500 corporations, including Ford, Chevrolet, Wal-Mart, Firestone, U-Haul, Conagra Foods, and TXU Energy, including being recognized for one of the Top 50 Verdicts in the United States for 2017.

John is an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer that routinely handles cases throughout the United States and has been admitted to practice Pro Hac Vice in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, and Utah. He has represented consumers in products liability litigation for 20 years. His nationwide law practice has achieved results that led to recalls of defective tires and dangerous vehicles. He has even taken clients to Washington, D.C. to lobby for safer automobile safety standards.

Since founding Ramsey Law Group, John has devoted all of his professional time to representing victims of trucking accidents, workplace accidents, and many other personal injury related claims across Texas and the entire United States. John has dedicated his entire career and substantial resources to representing accident and injury victims, achieving exceptional results related to their claims.

John is a fifth-generation Texan. He was born in Waxahachie, Texas and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas, with honors, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. Having lived abroad in Colombia, John is fluent in Spanish.

To give back, John frequently teaches at the University of Houston and at continuing legal education seminars throughout the United States. John has presented and lectured to thousands of lawyers, judges, and legal professionals at various professional events around the country on a range of personal injury related topics. He also is a Vice Chairman of the Armed Forces Appreciation Committee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and volunteers at clinics throughout Southeast Texas aiding veterans with legal issues.

John and his family are members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston. He and his wife, Kristen, have four children. In his spare time, he enjoys duck hunting and college football.

Locations We Serve:


  • University of Houston, J.D., 2000
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Champion, Hippard Mock Trial Competition
    • Semi-Finalist, John Black Moot Court Competition
    • Finalist, Newhouse ADR Competition
    • Regional Champion and National Quarterfinalist, Interscholastic Moot Court Team
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Bachelor of Arts, 1996
    • Cum Laude


  • State of Texas, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Awards & Accolades

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2007-2013
  • Top Ten Texas Verdicts, Verdict Search, 2009, 2010, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyers, 2013
  • H Texas Magazine Top Lawyers, 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013-present
  • Top 10 Attorney, National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015
  • Nation’s Top 1%, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-present
  • Top 50 Verdicts in the United States, 2017
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, America’s Top 100 LLC, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Former Director
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Presentations & Publications

  • A – Z The Trial: Direct Examination, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, April 2021
  • Lawyers Gone Wild – Sanctionable Conduct by Opposing Counsel, Spring Seminar, Charleston, South Carolina, 2019
  • Safety is Not an Option, The Effects of ESC, Rollover Curtains, and Side Airbags on Injury Mitigation, Advanced Personal Injury CLE, 2018
  • Step-By-Step Guide for Complex Personal Injury Litigation, Halfmoon CLE, 2015
  • Tire Litigation for a New Era, Texas Tech University CLE, 2014
  • A Paralegal’s Role in Complex Litigation, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Identifying, Investigating, and Preserving a Product Liability Case, 2013
  • Complex Product Liability, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, 2013
  • Recognizing, Preserving and Presenting Product Cases, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • The Role of a Paralegal in Automotive Defect Cases, Austin, TX, 2013
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Manufacturing Defects in Steel Belted Radial Tires, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Maui, Hawaii, 2012
  • Using the Manufacturer’s Documents to Prove Your Case in Auto Products Liability Litigation, Summer Tire Symposium, 2011
  • Teaching Paralegals How to Work on Personal Injury Cases, Paralegal Certification Program, 2011
  • How to Prove Your Product Liability Case Through the Use of Manufacturing Specifications, Memphis, TN 2011
  • The Effects of Inner Liner Defects on Steel Belted Radial Tires, Summer Tire Symposium, 2010
  • The Traps Associated With Secretive Protective Orders, Austin, TX, 2009
  • Recent Trends With Daubert and Expert Witnesses, Spring Auto Focus Seminar, 2008
  • Bulletproofing Your Expert — How to Avoid Daubert Pitfalls, Seattle, Washington, 2007
  • The Role of a Paralegal in Complex Matters, The University of Houston, School of Continuing Education, Houston, Texas, 2007 – present
  • Prosecuting and Defending Personal Injury Cases Involving Rideshare Companies Houston Bar Association 12/2/21
  • Staying Centered in the Peaks and Valleys - Achieving Long Term Success in the Legal Profession University of Texas at Dallas, Pre-Law Department · Oct 9, 2020
  • Change. Feared by Most. Embraced by Few. How COVID 19 Changed the Legal Profession Forever. University of Texas at Dallas · Apr 8, 2022
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