Ronald M. Wilt
Ronald Wilt is the managing partner of Wilt Injury Lawyers. His practice, first as a defense attorney and then as a plaintiff attorney, has been exclusively focused on medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and medical device litigation for 28 years. He has the unique honor of being designated a Super Lawyer: Medical Malpractice, as a defense attorney and then as a plaintiff attorney.
Mr. Wilt has handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases from inception to closing; as lead counsel, he has won dozens of jury verdicts in catastrophic cases and defended those verdicts on appeal; he has successfully handled cases involving a multitude of medical issues such as birth injuries resulting in brain damage and brachial plexus palsies, wrongful death, medical and radiological misdiagnosis, and surgical misadventures resulting in death and paralysis. He is licensed to practice in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. He earned his B.A. degree from Earlham College and his J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati.
A Long Relationship With Law and Medicine
Ron did not always plan to be a lawyer; in fact, he received a Doctoral Fellowship to Vanderbilt University to study Physiological Psychology. He left Vanderbilt to take his law school admission test when he realized that his passion for teaching complex scientific ideas and his interest in the law could be combined by focusing on medical malpractice. This started in 1992-1993 when Ron practiced with Jacobson, Maynard, and Tuschman in Cleveland, Ohio. For the next 15 years Ron litigated exclusively in medical malpractice and eventually became the Managing Partner at the prestigious Cleveland Ohio law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle and Burroughs, LLC. Ultimately, he decided he could more good for society by representing injured parties and became a partner at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd, Kinney, and Wilt in Louisville, Kentucky where he practiced from 2007 to 2011. In 2011 he struck out on his own and formed Wilt and Associates, PLLC. Since his second year in law school in 1991, Ron has studied, researched, learned, and loved the legal fields surrounding how and why doctors practice medicine. That love ultimately gave rise to Wilt and Associates, PLLC.
Ron understands, from his extensive experience as a defense attorney, the unlimited resources the multi-billion-dollar insurance companies and health care institutions bring to bear when they are challenged in the medical malpractice arena. He understands that, as a medical malpractice plaintiffs’ attorney, he cannot afford to be anything less than the best in order to prevail. He realizes that he is often his clients’ only hope for a chance to better their lives after suffering a catastrophic injury. It’s a staggering responsibility, but success in these cases means a family still has a chance for a good life even though they have suffered a tremendous loss. It means that they will have the resources to carry on in spite of the injuries caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Being able to change individuals’, and/or family’s, lives for the better, makes it all worthwhile.
Choosing Your Lawyer
Attorney Ron Wilt brings extensive experience and a distinct perspective to each client’s case. Having worked directly with the insurance companies that make decisions in medical malpractice claims for over fifteen years, he knows how to maximize the value of a settlement and, if necessary, win in court.
Because Ron has earned success while representing both plaintiffs and defendants, many defendants are more likely to seek a reasonable settlement with his clients rather than risk an unfavorable verdict at trial.
Areas of Practice
- Kentucky, 1994
- Ohio, 1992
- West Virginia, 2007
- Litigation Percentage
- 100 Percent of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, J.D. – 1992
- Received Peck Award for Trial Practice student of the year
- Honors: Scholastic Distinctions, Moot Court Board
- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
- Awarded four-year Doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2013 – Present
- Louisville Bar Association, Member, 2007 – Present
- Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1992 – Present
- West Virginia Bar Association, Member, 2007 – Present
- Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1994 – Present
- Achievement Centers for Children, Member, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2007
- “Computer-Aided Detection as Evidence in the Courtroom: Potential Implications of an Appellate Court’s Ruling”, (Co-Author), American Journal of Roentgenology
Honors & Awards
- U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, 2024
- Super Lawyers, 2015 – 2023 (as Plaintiffs’ Attorney)
- Super Lawyers, 2004 – 2005 (as Defense Attorney)
- The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2024
- The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorney, 2023
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated lawyer, 2003 – 2023
- Judicial Edition of AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 – 2023
- Attorney of the Month, Kentucky, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2014
- Louisville Magazine’s Top Louisville Lawyers, 2008-2012, 2014, 2015
- The Courier Journal’s Kentucky’s Top Rated Lawyers in 2012
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America
- Ohio Super Lawyer, Cincinnati Magazine
- Leading lawyer in Northeast Ohio, Inside Business Magazine
- Top Lawyers in Kentucky Winner, 2015 – Present
- Elite Lawyers of America – Gold Member
Past Employment Positions
- CPW Law, Partner, 2014 – 2018
- CMPW Law, Partner, 2013 – 2014
- Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP – Cleveland OH, Managing Partner, 2003 – 2007
- Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP – Cleveland OH, Shareholder, 2002 – 2007
- Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP – Cleveland OH, Of Counsel, 2000 – 2002
- Arnold & Associates – Cincinnati, OH, Associate, 1998 – 2000
- Jacobson, Maynard & Tuschman – Louisville, KY, Associate, 1993 – 1997
Blog Posts Written By Ronald Wilt:
- Kentucky's Statute of Limitations For Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse
- Who Has the Right-of-Way at a Four-Way Stop in Kentucky?
- Why is Medical Malpractice a Civil Claim and Not a Criminal One?
- How to Sue For Perineal Tearing or Episiotomy Injuries
- What is Placental Abruption, and How Does it Affect Your Baby?