Rand Zumwalt

Rand Zumwalt is a native Texan who works as a staff attorney in the Austin offices of Baron & Budd. There, he brings his considerable skills to our Pharmaceutical Litigation Group.

As a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Zumwalt was a member of the University of Texas Economics Association, serving as its Vice President of Corporate Affairs. After graduating in 2003 with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business Administration, Mr. Zumwalt attended St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he served as Vice President of the International Law Association and was a Dean Scholar Award recipient. During law school, Mr. Zumwalt spent a summer studying abroad in Innsbruck, Austria. One of his most memorable experiences of that time was attending a class in the program that was taught by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, now retired from the United States Supreme Court.

Following graduation from law school in 2006, Mr. Zumwalt founded and managed a law practice which grew to include three attorneys and support staff. His firm served as general counsel to small and medium-sized businesses and represented clients throughout Texas in a variety of general practice matters. Ultimately, one of his clients, a Houston-based international engineering firm providing design and software leasing services to contractors, shipyards and equipment vendors in the offshore drilling industry, hired Mr. Zumwalt as their fulltime, in-house general counsel, a position he held for almost a decade.

As the oil and gas boom of the mid-2000s began to fade, Rand Zumwalt sought a change that would allow him to make a more positive impact on society through his work. Diving into the opioid crisis has allowed Mr. Zumwalt to take on new challenges and feel secure in the knowledge that he is fighting the good fight.

As the great nephew of the late Elmo Russell Zumwalt, a well-known and much admired United States Navy Admiral and mesothelioma client of Baron & Budd years ago, Rand Zumwalt is a firm believer in civic responsibility. When not practicing law, he gives back to his community by serving on several nonprofit boards, coaching youth sports, and spearheading various local causes in his home city of Austin.


St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 2006)

University of Texas Austin (B.A., 2003)

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United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional Associations

State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Leadership Austin

Young Nonprofit Professionals

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Rodeo Austin

Shoal Creek Trail Association

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Society