Ron has had over twenty years of first-chair experience in representing defendants in civil litigation. Early in his career, Ron primarily defended governmental entities and their employees in lawsuits involving claims of civil rights violations, personal injury, and wrongful death. For the past fifteen years, Ron has devoted the majority of his practice to the defense of physicians, dentists, hospitals and nursing homes, while continuing to represent governmental entities.
Ron has had over 80 trials and arbitrations involving medical malpractice, dental malpractice, police civil rights, governmental liability and general liability. He regularly speaks at risk management programs for physicians and dentists and has taught continuing education for attorneys on the subjects of medical malpractice litigation and municipal liability. He serves as co-chair of the firm's Dental Liability Practice Group and regularly represents dentists who are prosecuted by the Ohio State Dental Board.
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
HONORS & DISTINCTIONS
Has achieved a defense verdict in the last 14 malpractice jury trials that have gone to verdict
Has first chair jury trial experience in lawsuits involving medical malpractice, dental malpractice, hospital malpractice, wrongful death, police civil rights violations, and general liability
Early in career served for 4 years as Assistant Director of Law in the City of Cleveland Law Department. On March 29, 1994, Mayor Michael R. White issued a Proclamation recognizing Ron as the City of Cleveland Employee of the Month in recognition of exemplary public service. On April 7, 1997, Cleveland City Council issued a Resolution recognizing Ron for his public service and 'superior achievements with the City of Cleveland'.
Graduated in top 10% of law school class
'What To Do When The Ohio State Dental Board Comes Calling', Bulletin of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society
, Spring 2011.
'Dental Risk Management,' Textbook Chapter in Dental Implants: The Art and Science
, March, 2010
'After Tort Reform, Are Peer Review Records Ever Discoverable?', Cleveland Bar Journal
, March, 2006
'Ohio Law Governing Police Requests for Blood Samples', Ohio Lawyer
, July/August, 1998
'Court Order Not Necessary for DUI's Blood Sample', Ohio Medicine
, January, 1998