Congratulations to Ron Massingill, who was selected to the 2020 list of Texas Super Lawyers for his work in family law. This edition marks his 18th consecutive appearance in the annual publication.

Ron’s legal career was unexpected. He jokes that in high school, he was voted most likely to need a lawyer, not be one. He was the first member of his family to attend college, and ultimately graduated magna cum laude with a B.B.A. before continuing to law school at Southern Methodist University.

“I can think of few attorneys as deserving of this distinction than Ron,” said name partner Matthew Naftis. “And while these kinds of superlatives are wonderful, if you really look at his experience, his track record and accolades speak for themselves.”

A lifelong public servant, Ron also serves as Hood County Judge, sits on the Hood County Juvenile and Bail Bond boards, the North Texas Workforce Solutions board, and the Hood County Hospital District board, for which he is the treasurer. Ron is a life fellow of the State Bar of Texas Foundation and has been admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court for more than 50 years.

When he isn’t practicing law, he tends to his horses at his family’s ranch. As a former member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Ron is still committed to community service work that helps veterans. He also supports local law enforcement and hosts an annual elk chili lunch for Hood County law enforcement officers at his ranch.

Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, compiles its annual lists based on a patented peer review and research process. They recognize no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state.