Overview

Ralph practices in all areas of civil litigation, and primarily focuses in the area of construction, blasting, mining, commercial explosives, and transportation in both state and federal courts. As national counsel for multiple blasting insurers and clients, Ralph has successfully defended his blasting clients in jury trials and in hundreds of cases throughout the country, and in administrative proceedings before federal and state regulatory agencies. Ralph is frequently asked to speak on legal issues facing the blasting community at industry seminars and conferences.

Ralph is also proud to defend real estate appraisers, both in court and before state regulatory agencies. As an advocate for real estate appraisers, he has successfully tried appraisal cases to juries in Ohio and Kentucky, defended appraisers before appraisal boards in both states, and has lectured on issues of importance to the appraisal industry. Ralph was honored by the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisal Board, which requested he address legal issues facing real estate appraisers at each of the board’s 2017 continuing educational seminars throughout the state.  

Before joining Reminger, Ralph was a partner with another regional law firm.

Ralph is also an approved mediator with the Hamilton County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas.

Honors & Recognitions

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Mediator

Community & Professional

International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE)

ISEE Bluegrass Chapter
-Board Member

Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA)

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, ESL Instructor

Santa Maria Community Services, ESL Instructor

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Voluntary Fundraiser

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Mar 16, 2021
  • Using Proactive Community Relations to Reduce the Risk of Potential Liability, Mar 5, 2021
  • Feb 26, 2021
  • Webinar, Dec 2020
  • Louisville, Kentucky, Dec 10, 2020
  • Multiple Issues Concerning Blasting Operations and Litigation
    Lexington, KY, Dec 6, 2019
  • Blasting Liability: What Your Insurance Company Wants You to Know.
    Lexington, KY, Dec 5, 2019
  • Protecting Yourself from Liability: Blasting Records
    Lexington, KY, Aug 23, 2019
  • Managing the Scene of an Accident
    Lexington, KY, Jan 2019
  • Risk Management in Blasting Operations: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
    San Antonio, TX, Jan 2018
  • Risk Management in Blasting Operations: Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
    Beckley, WV, Jan 2018
  • Responding to the Inevitable Blast Complaint
    Lexington, KY, Dec 2017
  • Insurance Claims and How You Can Impact Your Exposure
    State College, PA, Nov 2017
  • Liability Issues and Prevention
    Multiple Locations around the Commonwealth, 2017
  • Protection from Liability: Before, During & After Detonation
    Louisville, KY, Mar 2017
  • Protection from Liability: Before, During & After Detonation
    Springfield, IL, Feb 23, 2017
  • Blasting Complaints: What to Do (and NOT Do) in Response to Complaints
    Lexington, KY, Dec 9, 2016
  • Protection from Liability: Before, During & After Detonation
    Indianapolis, IN, Spring 2016
  • Protection from Liability: Before, During & After Detonation
    Las Vegas, NV, Feb 3, 2016
  • Protecting Yourself from Liability: Before, During & After the Shot
    Beckley, WV, Dec 2015
  • Protecting Yourself from Liability: Before, During & After the Shot
    State College, PA, Nov 2015
  • Protecting Yourself from Liability: Before, During & After the Shot
    Marion, IN, Aug 2015
  • Protecting Yourself from Liability: Before, During & After the Shot
    Charleston, WV, Spring 2015
  • Investigating & Defending Property Damage Claims
    Charleston, WV, Mar 2015
  • Protecting Yourself from Liability: Before, During & After the Shot
    Lexington, KY, Dec 2014
  • Defending Blasting Claims—Blast Records
    State College, PA, Nov 2013
  • Defending Blasting Claims—Blast Records
    Lexington, KY, Dec 2012
  • Defending Blasting Claims
    Columbus, OH, Mar 2011

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Education

J.D., University of Houston College of Law, 1991

B.A., University of Texas Austin, 1987 

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1997
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1998
  • State of Texas, 1991
  • State of West Virginia, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2017
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