For the past 40 years, Ralph Pelaia has been working in the legal profession securing verdicts and settlements for personal injury victims and the surviving family members who have lost love ones in car, truck and motorcycle accidents throughout Texas. Since 1987, upon relocating from South Florida, Pelaia has maintained an office in Gilmer and Longview, Texas.
Pelaia, a graduate from the University of Notre Dame School of Law with Honors, began his career assisting Florida Federal judges. In 1975, Pelaia began an independent practice with a deep commitment to providing civil justice to those in need. He has built a legacy of success over the past three decades by winning cases for thousands of families suffering the debilitating effects of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Since the early ‘70s and ‘80s, Pelaia has tried and resolved many multi-million dollar wreck cases from wrongful death to catastrophic injuries in both Florida and Texas. In 1978, in Broward County, Florida, Ralph Pelaia handled a record setting case (for that time) involving an 18- year-old girl whose injury in a wreck left her in a comatose state. In 1989, he obtained a more than $10 million record verdict in Dallas, Texas on behalf of a minor child.
“Financial compensation through the civil court process is the only retribution for personal injury victims.” Pelaia continues by saying, “You know, I learned early not to be another lawyer in a ‘blue suit’ and to be the ‘voice of people’ both before with the liability claims adjuster, and after instituting a lawsuit with opposing council.”