Ron is a business litigator and partner at Taft who defends complex litigation and class actions, including matters involving commercial disputes, deceptive consumer sales practices, employment law and workers’ compensation issues.

Ron provides customized legal services throughout Ohio and the Midwest to his national, state, and local clients. In his complex class action work, Ron develops and executes successful defense strategies that are tailored to the needs of clients and their in-house counsel. He also has significant experience in a wide range of other commercial controversies.

Ron’s passion for solving clients’ problems makes him an invaluable business partner. He views each engagement with an eye toward achieving the client’s business objectives expeditiously and cost-effectively. Ron also serves as a trusted advisor to his clients in evaluating and minimizing risk, and views successful client representation as a business partnership.

Ron has represented clients before state and federal courts, Ohio appellate courts, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Outside of his practice, Ron has been appointed by the Chief Judge of the Northern District of Ohio to the federal court’s Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group and Magistrate Selection Panel. Ron served on the transition committees for City of Cleveland Mayors Jane Campbell and Frank Jackson. He also has served as board chair for numerous nonprofit agencies. Ron served on the board of directors for a financial institution for 10 years. For more than a decade, he appeared as a legal analyst and commentator on News Channel 5 – WEWS-TV (the Cleveland ABC news affiliate).

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  • Columbia Law School (1986)
  • Dartmouth College (1982)


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)