Ronald A. Rispo
Of Counsel

Partner Ronald A. Rispo concentrates his practice on insurance law, general negligence, medical malpractice, product liability, zoning and subdivision regulation, real estate law, and the defense of directors’ and officers’ liability claims. He has been the recipient of the Distinguished Service Awards from the Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (1986 and 1996) and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (1996). He is a Past President of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, and was instrumental in the drafting and passage of Ohio’s Tort Reform Legislation in 1987 and 1996. Ron’s trial experience includes approximately 50 civil jury trials in all areas. Ron has also provided testimony as an expert in one legal malpractice matter and one bad faith matter. He served as the editor of the OACTA Newsletter and has written for the OACTA Journal.

Education

  • Holy Cross College, B.A., 1964
  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1967

Press, Publications and Presentations

2015 -
Window on the Evolution of Substantive and Procedural Aspects of Insurance Law and Other Laws in Ohio, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Insurance Section, September 8
2008 -
Insurance Coverage for Ohio Construction Claims, OACTA Coverage Symposium

Representative Matters

Instrumental in the drafting and passage of Ohio’s Tort Reform Legislation in 1987 and 1996.

Trial experience includes approximately 50 civil jury trials in all areas.

Bad faith cases have included: Thompson Aluminum v. American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company; Dairymart v. Travelers Insurance Company; and Mastellone v. Lightning Rod Mutual Insurance Company.

Has provided testimony as an expert in one legal malpractice matter and one bad faith matter.

Professional Associations

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Defense Research Institute

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Best Lawyers in America (2005-present) - Insurance Law; Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Ohio Super Lawyer, Insurance Coverage (2007-present), Thomson Reuters, Also named as one of Ohio's Top 100 Lawyers (2008)
Excellence in Advocacy Award, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (2009)
Recipient, Westfield Insurance Company's Golden Gavel Award
Distinguished Service Award. Defense Research Institute
Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Distinguished Service Award, Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


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