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Ronald Brian Roteman

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.5   8 reviews

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Ron concentrates his practice in the areas of debtors’ and creditors’ rights, emphasizing both business and consumer insolvency/bankruptcy law and out-of-court workouts, representing clients primarily in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

 

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008 and most recently named to the 2020 edition, his practice includes the representation of debtors and creditors in all facets of insolvency matters, and has reprseneted parties in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases. Businesses and individuals rely upon his counsel in numerous other commercial situations, including transactions and dispute resolution matters, collections, mechanic’s liens, and a variety of other general business situations.  

 

Since 2006, Mr. Roteman has maintained certification from the American Board of Certification as both a consumer bankruptcy specialist and business bankruptcy specialist, and has been listed since 2010 in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (named a Top 50 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2018). Ron is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rated attorney.

 

Before joining Stonecipher in 2009, Ron practiced for fourteen years with a local bankruptcy boutique firm  following a two-year bankruptcy court clerkship with the Honorable L. Edward Friend, II, of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

 

Ron is a past chairperson of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Council of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), past chairperson of the board of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, and was chairperson of the ACBA’s annual bankruptcy symposium in 2010.  He is a frequent speaker on various insolvency and bankrutpcy-related matters for both the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and ACBA. 

Licensed for 29 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/30/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Stonecipher Law Firm
125 First Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222-1590

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by MAC Ballet | August 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
VERY THOROUGH
Mr. Roteman was very precise, thorough and direct in his consultation which I learned a lot from and appreciated very, very much.
Posted by Mark | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Ethical, Curtious, and Human
I have had the distinct honor of having Mr. Roteman be involved in what is, more than likely my worst business financial disasters in my 35 year of being in business. From the 1st consultation thru the entire process, having his experience, tenacity, knowledge of the law was only exceeded by the compassion he exudes to his clients in truly their time of need. Ron Roteman should be your only choice when it counts and the chips are truly down!
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Grateful/Highly Recommended
Most of us need an attorney when something has gone wrong in our lives, business partner dispute, marriage, neighbor dispute over property, etc., etc., and what is needed at that point is a strong characteristic of an attorney to straighten out the mess. Ron Roteman, esq. fits that role. He is attentive, knowledgeable on the issues; he places himself in front of the adversary on your behalf regardless of the circumstances and all done in a very professional manner. Personalities are important when confronted with extraordinary legal situations, so you want the best. Ron handled my entire business case, while keeping me from total bankruptcy.
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Posted by Felix | January 29, 2015
very grateful
Ron helped me through an extraordinarily difficult situation, and the results were exactly as he anticipated. I am a physician who was the target of a federal court lawsuit by a behemoth hospital system for an alleged breach of contract, and for unrelated reasons was having financial difficulties in my independent LLC practice and personally, including significant bank and tax debt. Ron has been instrumental in helping me with any number of issues, including the careful planning and precise attention to detail in preparing and filing my personal bankruptcy case. He returns calls and emails promptly, and is patient, highly ethical and caring. I would highly recommend his services
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Posted by Jeff | June 4, 2014
Highly Recommend
Mr. Roteman handled the entire, complicated case for my business. He is not only extremely intelligent in law and understands the legal system, but very professional and personal. He handles situations extremely well and is a wonderful mediator. Easily accessible, patient, and cares about the clients well-being. My process took over a year to handle and I am very appreciative of his abilities since the outcome of my case was positive. I would highly recommend Mr. Roteman for your legal needs.
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Posted by Samone | September 4, 2013
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
Ron is a very knowledgeable attorney when it comes to bankruptcy. He was able to help me tremendously through a contentious Chapter 11 case where a company wrongfully tried to include me in their bankruptcy to avoid going to trial in a State Court proceeding. Ron was diligent and maticulous and knows the laws (even if it was what I didnt want to hear) very well and kept me informed. He did not allow the song and dance of the opposing attorney effect the outcome of the judges' decision based upon factual law. Ron basically saved my state litigation case. I am a consumer and not a business and Ron even worked with me on my payment. This speaks a lot about Ron's character. I have worked with many attorneys in my past through my business and personal life and there are not a lot of attorneys that I would recommend but Ron is definitely not in that category. I would highly recommend Ron to anyone that asked. He gets an A+ in my book!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2013
Excellent service
Ron provided my wife and I with excellent service and counsel. He took the time to understand the unique issues in our situation and was able to guide us through the process to achieve an outcome that was far better than we both had expected. When a very problematic issue arose last minute Ron was immediately responsive and worked diligently to find the best solution. I would highly recommend Ron as he was able to achieve to the best possible results from a difficult situation.
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Response from Ronald Roteman August 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. It is highly gratifying to know your case was a success, and that you are truly enjoying the financial fresh start you undoubtedly deserve. It was a pleasure working with you. Ron
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personally would not hire again and would not recommend
I hired Mr. Roteman for my bankruptcy case. I personally would not recommend. Although I found his associate, Jaclyn, to be extremely polite and professional, not rude and condescending, especially someone on Disability with a Brain Injury. Perhaps if I met him in person, I would think differently.
Response from Ronald Roteman May 18, 2016
We are of course pleased that you had a positive experience with Jaclyn, that the bankruptcy process provided you with the fresh start that you undoubtedly deserve, and that we were able to process your case efficiently and effectively. We take great pride in not only achieving successful results for our clients, but also in providing extraordinary customer service. In reviewing your file and our billing records, it appears that you and I spent significant time together at the onset of our representation, and your email thanking me for taking the time to strategize the planning and timing of your bankruptcy filing makes your review quite surprising. We were never made aware until now that you suffer from a disability due to a brain injury. Although my paralegal performed most of the document preparation services, I examined everything thoroughly prior to reviewing them directly with you. I invited you to meet with me face to face, and you responded by asking that we meet by phone instead. I gladly agreed to accommodate you. We thereafter spent nearly an hour together reviewing the details of your case. In an effort to keep the costs down, I offered to send my associate Jaclyn to attend your meeting of creditors, and you expressly welcomed that opportunity. I would be happy to discuss this matter with you either in person or over the telephone, and you should feel free to call me at your convenience. In the meantime, thank you again for the opportunity to represent you. Ron
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-405 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stonecipher Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Campbell & Levine, LLC
  • 1994 - 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • 1992 - 1994

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • MBA
  • 1989
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
  • See About Me above.
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Temple Emanuel of South Hills
  • Member - Bylaws Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Turnaround Management Association - Pittsburgh, PA Chapter
  • Past chairman of the Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Professional E
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • See About Me above.
  • N/A
  • Pittsburgh Squash Racquets Association
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
  • Former Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Southwinds, Inc.
  • Past Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2009
  • Specialist - Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2006
  • Specialist - Business Bankruptcy Law
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Summer Continuing Professional Education Seminar
  • Personal/Business Bankruptcy Law
  • 2018
  • Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Confessed Judgments
  • Attacking Confessed Judgments
  • 2012
  • Annual Bankruptcy Symposium
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ron for 25 years. We've worked together on projects and I know him to have a sharp mind and truly an expert in his field. He is highly professional and an excellent communicator. I give him my highest endorsement."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"This is an attorney who knows his law, doesn't run up a bill on his clients, and knows how to settle cases without unnecessary litigation. He is also as courteous and ethical as he can be. I recommend him for any commercial or bankruptcy matter."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is a very well respected and experienced bankruptcy lawyer and active in the community. Highly recommended."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly recommend Ron Roteman to represent any client in a consumer or corporate bankruptcy case. I had the privilege of assisting Ron Roteman in a bankruptcy trial in a Ch. 11 case in West Virginia. He dazzled the Judge and the Courtroom with his eloquence and command of the issues at hand. As a former accountant, his attention to detail and degree of preparedness is impressive. What distinguishes Ron, though, from other smart, diligent bankruptcy lawyers is his personality. I always enjoyed working for and with Ron. This "likeability factor" is important in our type of work where engagements can be stressful and emotional for the client."
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Pittsburgh Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Ronald Brian Roteman
Ronald Brian Roteman
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 29 years
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