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Ronald David Yarwood

Ronald David Yarwood

Practice areas:

Litigation, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Litigation: 35%
    18 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    18 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    18 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    18 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Edward Joseph Hartwig

    Attorney Yarwood is at the top of his field in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. He has the highest regard for his clients and the profession.


    Edward Hartwig Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

DeGenova & Yarwood, Ltd.

42 North Phelps Street
Youngstown, OH, 44503-1130




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Lawyer of the YearMahoning County Bar Association2009
Charter FellowLitigation Counsel of America2007
CALI Award in Introduction to AdvocacyUniversity of TulsaN/A
CALI Award in JurisprudenceUniversity of TulsaN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberDeGenova & Yarwood, Ltd.2000 - Present
Sole PractitionerRonald D. Yarwood Attorney at Law1998 - 1999
AssociateElk & Elk Associates CO LPA1997 - 1998
Law ClerkThe Richardson Law Firm1996 - 1997
Law ClerkLewis Engineers & Scientists Association NASA1995 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Diversity Law InstituteMember2012 - Present
Mahoning County Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Board for the Mahoning County Community-Based Correctional Facility Governing BoardChairperson2007 - 2007
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2007 - Present
Mahoning County Law LibraryBoard of Trustees2003 - Present
MCBA Young Lawyers/Banquet CommitteeCo-Chairperson2001 - 2003
Mahoning County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityLife Member1995 - Present
MCBA Campaign Ethics CommitteeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Death Penalty IndictmentAggravated Murder and Specifications were dismissed. Individual was released on bond and sentenced to community control sanctions (probation) for remaining charges.
Death Penalty IndictmentJury returned a verdict recommending life with the eligibility for release from prison after 30 full years.
Death Penalty IndictmentJury returned a verdict for the lesser included offense of Murder.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Defense CLE SeminarAnatomy of a Criminal Defense Case2013
Civil Court Judicial ForumCivil Court Judicial Forum2013
CLE SeminarImproper Trial Tactics, Handling "Rambo" Litigators in Ohio2012
CLE SeminarSettlement Conferences Civil Procedure and Judicial Review Outside of Trial2011
CLE SeminarEvidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case2009
CLE SeminarPlaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish2008
In service trainingOVI (DUI) update defense lawyer perspective2007
CLE SeminarHow to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases2007
In service trainingOVI (DUI) update defense lawyer perspective2006
CLE SeminarPlaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Applications2006
In service traininglegal update at the YSU Police Academy2004