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Mr. Ronca is a civil trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience. He was named one of the Top 10 Pennsylvania Lawyers by Super Lawyers in 2012.


Jim was awarded the Musmanno Award by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association in 1998 for achievements in his career as an outstanding litigator, fearless leader, and dedicated defender of the rights of the innocent and injured. He also received the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Annual award in 1984.


Jim Ronca earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University. He is a former President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and former Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section. Jim served six years on the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and co-chaired its Baycol Litigation Group in 2002 and 2003. He also co-authored the most widely used reference book on automobile personal injury insurance law.


Jim's practices includes major car and truck collision cases, medical Injury cases, pharmaceutical and medical device cases and construction site injury litigation. He has presented more than 250 individual legal seminars for various state and national bar and trial lawyer associations. Jim has also served on the steering committee for a statewide medical device litigation and as co chair of a litigation group on prescription drug litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
  2. Construction: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Trucking Accident: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter N Munsing

    Jim is one of the premier lawyers in Pennsylvania--he made his reputation in Central Pennsylvania, fighting some of the biggest companies and largest lawfirms. He wrote the book--literally--on car insurance. At the same time he's easy to talk to, and concerned for the public and has spent a huge amount of time trying to make things better for all Pennsylvanians.


    Peter Munsing Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Anapol Weiss

One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Anapol Weiss

Olde Liberty Square
4807 Jonestown Rd, Suite 148
Harrisburg, PA, 17109



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President Award for Distinguished ServicePennsylvania Association for Justice2012
Super Lawyer (Top 10)Pennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer (Top 100)Pennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Super Lawyer (Top 100)Pennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Super Lawyer (Top 100)Pennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2004
Musmanno AwardPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association1998
Annual Outstanding Member AwardPennsylvania Trial Lawyer's Association1984
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder, PartnerAnapol Schwartz1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trasylol Multi District LitigationNational Co-Lead Counsel2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trasylol Litigation GroupChair, Board of GovernorsN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Baycol Litigation GroupCo-chair, Board of Governors2002 - 2003
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionChair1993 - 1993
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1991 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hospital Negligence$2.1 million dollar verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Lehigh UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pittsburgh31st Annual Auto Law2013
Philadelphia31st Annual Auto Law2013
Harrisburg31st Annual Auto Law2013