Ethan J. Ranis


Austin, TX

Ethan J. Ranis is an accomplished attorney specializing in litigation and legal defense. Currently, he practices in Linebarger’s Austin, Texas office, having joined the firm in July 2024. Previously, he served as an associate at Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell, where he handled real estate and title litigation matters, complex insurance defense, and represented municipalities and associated governmental entities in various disputes. At McGinnis Lochridge LLP, Mr. Ranis assisted clients with business and property disputes, trade secret litigation, and oil and gas contract issues.

Mr. Ranis began his legal career as a briefing attorney for Justice Michael Massengale at the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas, where he honed his skills in researching and writing for appellate cases. He holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with honors, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, cum laude, from Oberlin College.

Mr. Ranis is admitted to practice in the courts of the Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, as well as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Barbara Jordan Inns of Court.