Ronald D. Krist, Attorney
Ronald D. Krist is a name partner of The Krist Law Firm, P.C. of Houston, Texas. He was born, reared and educated in Texas. He received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Texas. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including:
He is the author of numerous books and publications, including contributing author of Ronald D. Krist and Sigmund A. Horvitz, "Measuring the Loss of Earning Capacity," Texas Bar Journal. Vol. 36, No. 5, May 22, 1973; "Summation and Argument in Negligence Case Involving Ruptured Intervertebral Disc," Personal Injury Deskbook-1982. Matthew Bender & Company, Incorporated, New York, 1982; "Cross Examination of Non-Medical Experts," Art of Advocacy. Matthew Bender & Company, Incorporated, New York, 1984; and Ronald D. Krist, "Wide View of Tort Reform" 24 Pepperdine Law Review 889 (1997).
Public Offices Held and Public Service Work:
Ronald D. Krist represented Betty Grissom, surviving widow of astronaut, Virgil Gus Grissom, relative to Grissom's death on Pad 34 at Cape Kennedy, and the surviving family members of astronauts, Ronald McNair, Gregory Jarvis, and Judy Resnik, relative to the Challenger disaster. He also established the Doctrine of Crashworthiness as a case of first impression in Texas in the celebrated case of Turner v. General Motors Corporation, which was one of the first million dollar plus awards in the State of Texas.
Turner v. General Motors Corp 1979
City of Austin v. Cooksey 1978
Garcia v. American Physicians Ins. Exchange 1991
Boyles v. Kerr 1991
Turner v. General Motors Corp 1974
Amoco Chemicals v. Sutton 1977
Rose v. Doctors Hosp. 1990
Turner v. General Motors Corp 1978
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you visit other parts of the world, you will find that they are maybe a running joke about Americans. I have friends from Australia, and they often tell me that suing someone seems to be the American way.
by Kevin Cortright
Defective Product Design Cases, Excluding Other Causes and Feasible Design Alternatives
A look at the requirement of Feasible Design Alternative, and the need to show that a product is unreasonably dangerous in order to recover in a Strict liability Case.
by John Cherundolo
Removable Guards and the Case for Liability. What Warnings?
A look at the American Airlines case involving a baggage handler rendered quadriplegic as a result of an alleged defect in the baggage cart.
by John Cherundolo