Ron’s practice includes a variety of areas, including professional and general liability defense, healthcare litigation, higher education, commercial litigation, sports and entertainment, and estate planning and administration. Ron is a Senior Member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing Committee. He leverages this experience in the defense of various healthcare providers in Pennsylvania Department of State licensure investigations, as well as the defense of higher education institutions in different types of agency investigations including, but not limited to, accreditation and deceptive trade practices. Ron also has a proven ability to review, draft, and negotiate various contracts and complex transactions. He always keeps in mind the best interests of his clients and how the outcome of a case will affect them.
Ron was named a 2015 “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer and then received the Allegheny Bar Foundation’s 2016 Young Professional Award of Excellence. It’s no surprise that he has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2017 and 2018, as well as a 2020 “Pennsylvania Trailblazer” by The Legal Intelligencer.
Ron received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Howard University School of Law and Business in 2008. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from University of California, Los Angeles in 2002.
Jackson Kelly PLLC (2019-2021)
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., Member (2007-2019)
Los Angeles County District Attorney, Summer Law Clerk (2005)
Assisted in securing defense verdicts for Pennsylvania hospitals in medical malpractice claims including, but not limited to, the alleged: failure to diagnose; lack of informed consent; and negligent insertion of IV.
Obtained successful outcome for client regarding sports agency separation and contract dispute.
Obtained successful outcome for client regarding marketing agency separation and contract dispute.
Reviewed and provided consultation services regarding employment contracts.
Represented, negotiated, and provided consultation services for clients in sports and entertainment industry.
Obtained successful outcome for client in non-compete dispute.
Acquired successful dismissals of complaints against healthcare providers in Pennsylvania Department of State Board Investigations.
Obtained successful dismissal for university regarding accreditation matter.
Obtained favorable outcome for healthcare provider and practice regarding alleged violation of HIPAA.
Secured favorable outcomes for Pennsylvania hospitals in multi-party, medical malpractice claims.
Secured favorable outcomes for Pennsylvania hospitals in invasion of privacy actions.
Represented clients in landlord-tenant matters, divorces, expungements, and real estate matters through pro bono programs.
Court-appointed as Guardium ad Litem (now Best Interest Attorneys) on behalf of various minor children.
Howard University School of Law, J.D., 2008
Howard University School of Business, M.B.A., 2008
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Sociology, 2002
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2008
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2008
Named to The Legal Intelligencer’s List of 2020 Pennsylvania Trailblazers
Listed in Savoy magazine’s “2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers”
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2017-2018)
Allegheny County Bar Foundation 2016 Young Professional Award of Excellence
Elected to The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Committee Member (2016)
Listed as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer (2015)
Lawyers of Color “Hot List” Eastern Region Honoree (2014)
Recipient of the 5th Annual David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Member
Allegheny County Bar Association Division
· Judiciary Committee
· Homer S. Brown Division
· Chair (2017-2018)
· Vice Chair (2016-2017)
· Interim Chair-Elect (2015-2016)
· Treasurer (2014-2015)
· Liaison to Board of Governors (2014-2015, 2017-2018)
· Committee for Diversity & Inclusion
· Sports Law Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Association
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech – Board Member
Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) – Board Member
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) – Mentor (2019-2020)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law BLSA Footprints – Mentorship Program (2008-2019)
100 Black Men – Guest Lecturer for Public Speaking Program (2015, 2016, and 2018)
Allegheny County Bar Foundation – “Pro Bono Rocks! Battle of the Bands” Committee Member (2011 and 2013)
Panelist, “Small Actions, Big Impact: Developing Skills to Become an Effective Ally,” Allegheny County Bar Association’s ACBA Bar Week, June 15, 2021
Co-presenter with Derrick L. Maultsby, Jr., “Name, Image and Likeness: Should Student Athletes Get Paid?,” West Virginia University CLE, March 19, 2021
Co-presenter, “Name, Image, and Likeness: How the Law is Changing for Student Athletes,” Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Jan. 2021
Co-presenter, “Race-Conscious Admission Policies – Harvard Lawsuit and Recent Litigation,” Allegheny County Bar Association CLE, Sept. 2020
Co-presenter, “I Will Survive: A Review of Consideration of Race in College and University Admissions,” Greater Pittsburgh Higher Education Diversity Consortium’s Professional Development Conference, Nov. 2019
Presenter, “The Past, Present, and Future of ‘Amateurism’ in Division I College Athletics,” Allegheny County Bar Association’s 57th Annual Bench-Bar Conference, June 2019
Moderator, “Title IX Issues on College Campuses,” Allegheny County Bar Association’s 56th Annual Bench-Bar Conference, July 2018
Panelist, “Gender Bias Discussion,” Allegheny County Bar Association’s 56th Annual Bench-Bar Conference, July 2018
Guest co-panelist, “Allegheny County Bar Association – Women in Law Division’s Anti-Bias Presentation,” University of Pittsburgh Law School, Nov. 2017
Co-presenter, “What Do You Mean They Want Metadata?!!,” American Society for Healthcare Risk Management 2016 Annual Conference, Sept. 2016
Presenter, Annual Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation Lecture, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Program, July 2013-2019
Co-presenter, “Current Trends in Commercial Litigation,” Pennsylvania CLE, Nov. 2015
Panelist, “Managing the Impact of Catastrophic Claims,” Transportation Panel Discussion, June 2014
Black Law Student Association (“BLSA”) Diversity Panel, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, April 2014
Lecturer/Presenter, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Health Law Practicum, April 2014, April 2017
Co-presenter, Estate Planning and Administration Presentation, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Aug. 2009
Co-author, “Supreme Court Sides with Student Athletes…But What Does That Mean?”, Jackson Kelly PLLC The Legal Brief, June 23, 2021
Co-author, “Higher Education Institutions the Target of Class-Action Lawsuits Amidst COVID-19 Response,” Jackson Kelly PLLC The Legal Brief, June 1, 2020
Co-author, “Pennsylvania Executive Order Grants Civil Immunity to Healthcare Providers – Important Limitations and Takeaways,” Jackson Kelly PLLC The Legal Brief, May 11, 2020
Co-author, “NCAA Eligibility Over COVID-19,” Jackson Kelly PLLC The Legal Brief, April 2, 2020
Co-author, “A Force Majeure Clause Could Cause NBA Players to go Without Pay During COVID-19 Crisis,” Jackson Kelly PLLC The Legal Brief, March 30, 2020
Author, “Narrowing the Scope of Medical Malpractice E-Discovery Requests,” The Legal Intelligencer, April 6, 2018
Author, “Use of Statutes in Professional Negligence Claims,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 17, 2015
Author, “Responding to a Plaintiff’s Discovery Requests,” The Legal Intelligencer, p. 7, March 18, 2014