Ronald M. Wilt



Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Phone: 502-253-9110
Fax: 502-253-9114
Avvo: 9.9

Ronald Wilt is the managing partner of Wilt & Associates, LLC. 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. From 2007 to 2011, he was a partner at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd, Kinney, and Wilt. From 2011 to 2013, he served as a managing partner at 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.

Redefining Purpose

In 2007, Ron decided he could do more for people by helping victims of medical malpractice. Wilt and Associates, PLLC was born from the desire to help people in their greatest time of need. 

Ron understands that injured people are faced with seemingly insurmountable odds when they try to take on a multi-billion-dollar insurance company or institution. He also understands that, as a medical malpractice attorney, he can be these individuals’ only hope. It’s an awesome responsibility, but success in these cases means a family is better off than before they met you. That sense of improving an individual’s life, even if just a little bit, makes it all worthwhile. 

The money Ron and his team obtain for people can’t take away the pain of whatever catastrophic injury or loss they’ve suffered, and it can’t bring someone back to life. But what it can do is give the injured the resources to re-engage with the community and the world outside of their home or bed. The resources this money provides enable people to have an improved quality of life, although it will never be the quality of life they should have had but for the injury they suffered.

Making Time for Fun and Family

Even when you work with good friends, you still need time to relax. Ron is an avid outdoorsman and spends his time away from the office hunting, fishing, hiking or playing ball with his Doberman, Thor. Speaking of playing ball, Ron was an athlete and played football in college and baseball in high school. Now, since those days have passed him by, he helps coach his son, Mason’s, travel baseball team. On most spring and summer weekends, he is helping develop young men as athletes and as members of the community.

When it is too cold or wet outside, you might find Ron reading a historical biography. He loves studying ancient Greek history, or anything science-related.  If a good game is on television, you might find him cheering for the Louisville Cardinals, University of Cincinnati Bearcats, or The Ohio State Buckeyes. Although it should be of no surprise, that going to a Cincinnati Reds game is a common occurrence during the summer.

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

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • Ohio, 1992
  • West Virginia, 2007
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100 Percent of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 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
  • Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, B.A. – 1988
    • Honors: Graduated with Honors
    • Honors: 4 Year Varsity Letterman
    • Major: Psychology

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

Published Works

  • “Computer-Aided Detection as Evidence in the Courtroom: Potential Implications of an Appellate Court’s Ruling”, (Co-Author), American Journal of Roentgenology


  • “Powerful Legal Negotiation in Ohio”
  • “Trying the Long Term Care Case”

Honors & Awards

  • SuperLawyers, 2015 – 2019 (as Plaintiffs’ Attorney)
  • SuperLawyers, 2004 – 2005 (as Defense Attorney)
  • Judicial Edition of AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubell
  • Attorney of the Month, Kentucky, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2014 
  • Louisville Magazine’s Top Louisville Lawyers, 2008-2012, 2014, 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 – 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated lawyer, 2003 – 2019
  • 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
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2013 – Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, 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

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