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ROB AMMONS

"At Ammons Law Firm, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our clients. We are committed to making a difference in the way industries do their business, and in the way we treat our clients."

  • Board Certified
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0 Superb
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • State Bar of Texas
  • NYSBA
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court- Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court- Northern District of California
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Texas
  • Best Lawyer
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • NBA
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Rob Ammons

Founder & Managing Partner
$82.5 Million Product Defect

The jury found the company that constructed, engineered and installed a natural gas processing plant negligent in the death of a Mineral Wells, Texas man represented by Rob Ammons. Ammons’ client was attempting to start a hot oil heater when the heater exploded. A day later the man died, leaving behind a widow and three minor children.

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Bio

Robert E. Ammons is the founding partner of The Ammons Law Firm. Rob received his B.A. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. After receiving an academic scholarship, Rob continued his education at Baylor University School of Law where he was Editor of the Baylor Law Review, a member of the Order of the Barristers, and a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. He received his J.D. cum laude in 1988 and was selected to serve as a Briefing Attorney for the Texas Supreme Court.

Rob has represented consumers in products liability litigation since 1991. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rob is also Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is individually rated AV®, the highest peer-review rating offered by Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition, Rob is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Rob’s record-setting verdict of $82.5 million dollars in the Petrie v. Hanover case is included in the Texas Verdict Hall of Fame.

For more than three decades Rob has concentrated his practice on tire and automotive defect litigation. Rob represents consumers exclusively. He has successfully prosecuted numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases against tire manufacturers, automakers, tire retailers, and tire service centers, including Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Cooper Tire, Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone/Firestone, Continental/General Tire, Kumho Tire, Yokohama, General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Honda, Toyota, Isuzu, Hyundai, Nissan, Mitsubishi, BMW, Mazda, Discount Tire, Pep Boys, Les Schwab, and Walmart.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1985, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • Juris Doctor, 1988, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1988
  • State Bar of Florida, 1990
  • State Bar of New York, 2006
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2010
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2019
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts, District of New Mexico, 2020

Awards & Accolades

  • Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2003
  • Recognized By U.S. News & World Report as Best Law Firm
  • Voted Best Civil Attorney in 2010 by Houston Press
  • AV® Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® since 2013 for Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer

Publications, Tire Defect Litigation

  • A Silent Epidemic, American Association for Justice Trial, February 2017
  • The Deadly Impact of Exploding Airbags, American Association for Justice Trial, February 2015
  • The Road to Tire Retail Liability, American Association for Justice Trial, November 2012
  • Taking on Toyota, American Association for Justice Trial, November 2010
  • Danger on the Road, American Association for Justice Trial
  • Tires That Kill—Tread Defects, American Association for Justice Trial
  • The Invisible Danger of Aging Tires, American Association for Justice Trial, April 2015
  • Unmasking Defects in Auto Safety Technology, American Association for Justice Trial, November 2013
  • Rollovers: The Making of an Epidemic, American Association for Justice Trial
  • Rhinos and Rollovers, American Association for Justice Trial, November 2009
  • A Dangerous Ride on America’s Buses, American Association for Justice Trial, February 2009
  • Is the All-American Amusement Park Safe?, American Association for Justice Trial, June 2004
  • The Risky Ride of the 15-Passenger Van, American Association for Justice Trial, February 2003
  • Representing the “Forgotten Child”, American Association for Justice Trial, November 2002
Memberships
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified
    National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified
    Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified
  • Director of Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    Director of Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Director of Southern Trial Lawyers Association
    Director of Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Houston Bar Association
    Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
    American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
    Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Awards
  • State Bar of Texas
    State Bar of Texas
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
    Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
    Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Board Certified
    Board Certified
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • NBA
    NBA
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
    Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0 Superb
    AVVO 10.0 Superb
  • NYSBA
    NYSBA
  • State Bar of Arizona
    State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of New Mexico
    State Bar of New Mexico
  • The Florida Bar
    The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court- Western District of Texas
    United States District Court- Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court- Northern District of California
    United States District Court- Northern District of California
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Texas
    United States District Court- Eastern District of Texas
  • Best Lawyer
    Best Lawyer