RONALD M. WILT, TRIAL ATTORNEY, CPW LAW
Ron Wilt is a highly rated Kentucky attorney who limits his practice to medical negligence/malpractice, nursing home abuse, and personal injury cases. Until 2007, Ron practiced medical malpractice defense on behalf of insurance companies, doctors, hospitals and nursing homes throughout Kentucky.
A long relationship with law and medicine
Ron had not always planned on being a lawyer; in fact, he received a Doctoral Fellowship to Vanderbilt University to study Physiological Psychology. He left Vanderbilt to take his LSATs, 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. 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.
A change of focus
In 2011, Ron and firm co-founder Steve Crandall decided they could do more for people by helping victims of medical malpractice. CPW Law was born from the desire to help people in their greatest time of need. In a recent article published in Attorney at Law Magazine, where Ron was honored as the Kentucky Attorney of the Month, Ron explained that “catastrophically injured people are faced with insurmountable odds. They’re trying to take on a multi-billion-dollar insurance company or institution and you are their only hope. You know it matters. It’s an awesome responsibility, but when you are successful in these cases, you know that a family is better off than before they met you. That sense of improving the world, even if just a little bit, makes it all worthwhile.”
Making time for fun and family
Even when you work with your best friends, you still need time to relax. Ron spends that time with family whenever possible. Ron is an avid outdoorsman, and he and his sons often spend time together on Ron’s farm or playing with their Dobermans. When it is too cold or wet to be outside, you might find Ron watching the game and cheering for the Cincinnati Bengals – Ron was a four-year letterman when he played football in college – the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Cincinnati Reds, or for University of Cincinnati, Louisville Cardinals and the Ohio State Buckeyes. At the end of a long week, Ron and his wife, Shelia, usually escape to their farm to hunt, fish or ride ATVs with their boys.
Choosing your lawyer
When you hire Ron Wilt, you benefit from his extensive experience and distinct perspective in evaluating issues that impact whether to settle or go to trial. Having worked directly with the insurance executives who make those decisions for over 15 years, Ron knows how to maximize settlement value and, if necessary, win at trial. As a result of Ron’s record of success, 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.
- Kentucky, 1994
- Ohio, 1992
- West Virginia, 2007
- B.A., Earlham College, Psychology, 1988
- J.D., University of Cincinnati, 1992
Honors and Awards
- SuperLawyers, 2004-2005, 2015-2016
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014-2016
- Attorney of the Month, Kentucky, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2014
- Louisville Magazine’s Top Louisville Lawyers from 2008-2012, 2014, 2015
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2018
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated lawyer, 2003-2016
- 5/5, the highest possible score
- 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
- 2015 winner of Top Lawyers in Kentucky
- Elite Lawyers of America – Gold Member