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Ronald Matthew Walters

Estate planning Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.8   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2010
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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Ron Walters is a 2010 graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Before starting Willwright, Ron worked on an Indian reservation in central Minnesota for five years assisting families with their estate planning needs. Ron started Willwright because he recognized a need for estate planning services that were easy to access, smartly priced, and delivered to the client wherever they are.  

Ron is a married father of two. He enjoys bicycling, soccer, cross country skiing and cooking.  

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222 South Ninth Street
Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


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Posted by Diane | January 20, 2019
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Review of Ron Walters, attorney
I recently had my Will completed by Ron Walters of Willwright Estate Planning. I found Ron to be professional & knowledgeable & was so impressed that he also was willing to give me advice & help me resolve another legal issue that arose right after my will was complete. He has streamlined his process to minimize how much he bills his clients & provides a choice of several locations to meet with him which is convenient. Ron is easy to communicate with, takes extra care to ensure that you understand the process, & is ethical. His focus is to provide quality service at an affordable price. I would recommend him to a friend.
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Posted by Becky | December 22, 2017
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Will prep
Ron was very professional, yet personable, and explained all documents to my satisfaction. He also offered guidance as to alternate documents that could be used. I would recommend Ron to assist in your estate planning.
Posted by BP | December 14, 2017
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Highly recommended
Ron was great to work with. I especially appreciated how patient he was with all of our questions. I highly recommend Ron!
Posted by Todd | November 25, 2017
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Todd A Crandall Last Will & Testament Nov 10, 2017
Ron provided me excellent guidance with updating my Last Will & Testament, Healthcare Directive, POA and Testamentary Trust. Appreciated Ron’s thorough explanation of these docs and the professionalism and knowledge he showed me during our visit to his office.
Posted by Stephen | September 12, 2017
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Easy to work with
After I contacted Ron to discuss estate planning, my mother hired Ron to draft a complete package of estate documents at a predetermined fee. Ron was easy to work with and the entire process of creating a will, healthcare directive, POA, and other estate documents went smoothly. He was able to answer questions thoroughly and was accessible after our initial appointment if any concerns came up. He was also able to explain other estate related concerns such as planning for real estate deed conveyance and having account beneficiaries set up to avoid a more costly and time consuming probate process down the road. Documents were all created and/or filed in an accurate and timely fashion.
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Posted by Zoya | July 3, 2017
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Highly recommend
My husband and I hired Ron to assist us with our estate planning. He explained the process very clearly, patiently answered all our questions and helped us make difficult decisions. He was extremely thorough and helped us tailor our documents to our specific needs. We highly recommend working with Ron.
Posted by Jeannine | June 12, 2017
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Ron provides excellent services!!!
Ron was extremely helpful and great to work with!! I highly recommend his services!! He very patiently explained our options and was quite knowledgeable about all details related to estate planning. I live in CA so his work was for my mother but if I lived in Minnesota I would definitely use Ron for my own estate planning needs. Plus, he's nice and down-to-earth, definitely a plus in an attorney!!
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Posted by David | April 29, 2017
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Did A Trust For Us
Ron was most professional and knowledgeable, in addition to his fees being the best of attorneys checked on to get this legal work done for us. We did research on this for a year, talked to many attorneys and went to several seminars on the subject, and Ron was virtually the only attorney who actually acted on his fiduciary responsibility.
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Posted by Kristin | March 31, 2017
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Preparation of Estate Planning Documents
Ron was very helpful to me in preparing the documents I needed to put my affairs in order. I already had a valid power of attorney for health care, but needed to update my will and power of attorney documents. He also prepared a transfer on death deed for my house. The process was simple and seamless as well as being cost effective. He was careful to make sure I understood everything I was signing, and was clear on how I was dividing my estate. With his help I was able to structure my estate to avoid it going through probate. It's reassuring to have this necessary job completed.
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Posted by John | March 20, 2017
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Updating our wills, powers of attorney/healthcare, and creating trusts
Our wills and powers of attorney documents were 20 years old. Ron Walters was the excellent resource we needed. He was resourceful and responsive, creating updated documents and two basic trusts which addressed our personal situation. The whole process was smooth, we had our documents in less time than expected, and the price was very reasonable. We highly recommend Ron to anyone in need of an updated will or trust.
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Posted by Mia | March 14, 2017
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Knowledgeable & Efficient
I had submitted requests for consultation to multiple Attorneys in my area. Ron was the first to take interest in our family's situation, and was willing to communicate via text for the benefit of my Grandma. (That was VERY helpful!) Before we had even decided whether or not to hire Ron, he answered some rather specific questions reference Grandma's estate planning, and settled our family's nerves in a brief amount of time! I definitely recommend Ron to make sure you and yours are taking the proper steps and headed in the right direction.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2017
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Easy and Smooth Process
Ron was very helpful with any questions we had. Even upfront questions we had before we started the process. He was very timely with responses and completing our Will and Heath Care directive. He also worked with our schedules well.
Posted by Patti | August 18, 2017
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Professional Process
I was looking for an attorney who charged by the job, not the hour and Ron's reviews and experience were good. Ron responded to my online inquiry right away, he reviewed my situation and made recommendations that would best protect my assets from probate. He prepared all of the necessary docs and after I carefully reviewed them, found only a few minor errors that were easily corrected. Overall Ron seems very knowledgeable with Estate Planning and is very professional and courteous. I would recommend Ron to others who have similar estate planning needs as myself, he did a great job.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2017
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Estate planning
Great job. Ron is thurough and intuitive.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • ICWA Law Center
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lead Civil Attorney
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of E.A.C., Parent, 812 N.W.2d 165 (Minn. Feb. 21, 2012)
  • Trial court reversed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, review denied by the Minnesota Supreme Court


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Equal Justice Award
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • 2010


  • St. Thomas Law Review
  • Notes and Comments Editor
  • 2010
  • St. Thomas Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • ICWA: Context, Controversy, and Current Trends
  • Contact Agreements: A Litigation Alternative?
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
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Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer! Ron and I have worked both together and against one another in dozens of matters involving child protection and Ron has always provided first-class representation of his clients and is respected in the legal community."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronald is a highly competent attorney and I would highly recommend him to my friends, neighbors, clients and colleagues."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."