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Second Generation Georgia Lawyer.  Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for Northern District of Georgia, United States District Court for Middle District of Georgia.  Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and all Georgia Courts. 


Numerous jury trials as first chair to verdict.  Highest wrongful death award $35,000,000.00.  Millions of dollars recovered for personal injury through settlement and trial


Numerous Worker's Compensation hearings and settlements  resulting in millions of dollars of recovery for injured workers.


Appellate experience in all Georgia appellate courts and federal courts.  Numerous published decisions in appellate courts.


First chair trials include medical malpractice, wrongful death, auto collisions, and direct actions against insurance companies. 


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
    40 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    40 years, 500 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    40 years, 50 cases



Contingent (25-45%)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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  • Jennifer Suzanne Ivey

    I endorse this lawyer. Ron has been practicing law for over 30 years, and has appeared before numerous state and federal courts, including the Georgia Supreme Court. Ron has also carved out a niche for himself by representing physicians and other professionals. By directly taking on massive insurance companies, Ron shows that he is unafraid and ready to advocate zealously for his clients.


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Contact info

Hilley & Frieder

3379 Peachtree Rd., NE
Ste 760
Atlanta, GA, 30326

Hilley & Frieder

3379 Peachtree Rd
Ste 760
Atlanta, GA, 30326



GAActive Member in Good Standing 197607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Commitment to the Profession AwardYounger Lawyers Division State Bar of Georgia2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and founderHilley & Frieder1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2016 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robinson v Berry$35,000,000.00 for plaintiff
Acosta v Handley$800,000.00 jury verdict
Herron v Webb and Caduceus Occupational MedicineConfidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationWorkers' Comp Updates2015
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationWorkers' Comp Updates2014
Women and the Lawworkers compensation contributor to chapter1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Emory University School of LawEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Oxford College of Emory UniverstiyN/AN/A1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationCross Examination of Vocational Experts2008