“It’s never a great point in your life when you must seek legal counsel. I found that many attorneys based their counsel on the amount of income your case will bring in. I found it hard to feel comfortable with an attorney really listening to and responding to me and my needs. Then came Ragan Speer. She is the most professional, caring and extremely talented attorney I’ve ever dealt with. With Ragan, I feel that I have an attorney “in my family.” Ragan is my “only” recommended attorney!”
“Dealing with Ragan was the most awesome experience I have had with an attorney! Her personable manor and professionalism are a breath of fresh air and instilled my confidence in the firm from the beginning. Thanks for looking out for me and my family!”
“We just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You exceeded our expectations. You didn’t make us feel like we were just clients but you made us feel like family. Thanks for putting up my frustrations and calls and emails as if I was your only client.”
Ragan was born and raised in Austin, Texas by a tenacious, loving and extremely hardworking single mom. College much-less law school was not an option for Ragan until her stepdad came into her life when she was in high school. He was a former graduate professor who taught MBA students at the University of Texas and took note of Ragan’s diligent work ethic, relentless determination, and drive and strongly encouraged her to go to college. She attended the University of Texas in Austin for three years graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Government and Business.
Ragan was inspired to go to law school by a business law class she took at UT. The professor conducted his class exactly like law school – drilling students by Socratic Method. He challengingly said, “You would never make it!” She accepted his challenge. Ragan was one of the youngest in her class at Texas Tech Law School. Contrary to her professor’s opinion, she thrived in law school and earned extra money by tutoring first year students in legal research and writing, a class in which she received an American Jurisprudence award for the highest grade.
While in her last year of law school, she interned at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. She loved the excitement and fulfillment of seeking justice for victims. Ragan was attracted to her first job out of law school because she had decided that the best way to fulfill her love of standing up for victims without the nightmares of criminal work would be to pursue a career in personal injury law. Ragan knew she made the right decision after achieving justice for a four year old boy who was mauled by an Akita and a professional jet ski racer whose career was ended by a hidden barrier in the lake.
While in law school, Ragan met and married the love of her life, Aaron Speer, and father to her two children. Several years ago, Aaron was the defense attorney in a case where Todd represented a young woman who was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of a drunk driver who had been badly over-served at a bar. When Ragan decided to take the next step in her journey to being the best trial lawyer she could be, she asked Aaron to help her make a list of some of the best personal injury Plaintiff’s lawyers he had been against in Dallas. Todd Clement was at the top of his list. He called Todd to see if he would meet to talk and mentor Ragan about her future career. Todd made it very clear that he was a solo practitioner by choice and had no interest in hiring anyone, but would meet with Ragan to give her advice. By the end of their lunch – they clicked. It was clear Ragan and Todd both had a passion for their clients and a passion for the practice.
Ragan represents her clients, raises her children and tries to live her life pursuant to her life verse Proverbs 3:3-4: “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”
Awards and Speeches
Ragan Speer has been named by SuperLawyers as a 2015-2019 Texas Rising Star. To be eligible for selection as a Rising Star, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or have practiced 10 years or less. While up to 5% of 40+ year old Texas lawyers can be named a Super Lawyer, no more than 2.5% are named to Rising Stars.
Ragan is also a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Millon Dollar Advocates Forum.
Ragan recently gave a well-received speech at the TTLA Dallas Car Wrecks Seminar on the topic: “Nuts and Bolts of a Routine Car Wreck: Ten Things I Wish I Knew.”