Ronald R. Petroff was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated high school from the University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. He attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate where he earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and American History. He graduated cum laude and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Petroff then attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he earned a certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution and was a member of the National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Petroff also was a member of the National Trial Competition Team. Mr. Petroff also earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his perfect score in the class, Criminal Law in the Boardroom.
Prior to law school, Mr. Petroff worked for the law firm of Thompson Hine as a litigation assistant. It was through this experience where he developed a passion for law. During law school, Mr. Petroff was a summer associate in the Columbus office of the law firm Buckley King. He also clerked for the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley in Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.
Mr. Petroff is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Petroff is also a member of the Anti-Defamation League and the Columbus Jewish Federation. In 2009, Mr. Petroff was appointed as Editor In Chief of "The Communicator", a legal periodical for trial lawyers circulated by the Central Ohio Association for Justice where he also services as Chairperson for the Domestic Relations Committee. In 2009, Mr. Petroff was selected as a board member for the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Columbus, Ohio, an organization which is committed to settling divorces with dignity, and family dispute resolution by reasoned negotiation. Mr. Petroff limits his practice to Family Law and real estate.