Ronald E. Tigner has tried in excess of 60 jury cases in a first chair capacity. He has tried cases in such diverse areas as construction defect claims, representing architects and engineers, he has defended real estate agents in misrepresentation claims and commission disputes, he has defended premises liability cases, as well as products liability claims, and general maritime claims. He has defended insurance carriers in bad faith claims, and in particular successfully defended a domestic carrier accused of misrepresenting the amount of available insurance coverage in which in excess of $100 million was being sought by a group of plaintiffs who had previously settled their claims.
On a regular basis Ron defends various Underwriters at Lloyds by both homeowner and commercial property owners and in 2009 successfully appealed an adverse decision to the Fifth Circuit obtaining a reversal on an issue of first impression holding that a commercial policy's theft exclusion did not cover theft of copper wiring in Van Law v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, 570 F.3d 574 (5th Cir. 2009). Recently Ron has been engaged in the defense of a food supplement manufacturer which was alleged to have sold supplements which caused liver damage. Most recently, Ron obtained a summary judgment for Certain Underwriters involving the theft of copper from various electrical and mechanical equipment at a vacant grocery store upholding the application of the theft exception to the Vandalism Exclusion.
Ron recently published an article on the appraisal process in property claims in Bests' Review in May 2012. During his legal career Ron has been a lecturer on several occasions at the State Bar of Texas' Advance Civil Trial Course on a variety of subjects.
Ron has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law since 1980 and is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas (1970-1972). Ron graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in 1966, an M.B.A. in insurance with honors in 1969, and a J.D. in 1970.