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|MO||Good Standing, Active||2004||03/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Jurisprudence Award (Ethics)||South Texas College of Law||1991|
|Attorney||Ronda L. Cortesini||2015 - Present|
|Associate Circuit Judge||25th Judicial Circuit, Pulaski County, Missouri||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||Private Practice||2004 - 2013|
|Staff Judge Advocate||United States Army Reserves||2002 - 2004|
|Corporate Counsel||Broadwing Communications Company||2001 - 2003|
|Staff Judge Advocate||United States Army/Texas National Guard||1996 - 1999|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office Of The Attorney General Of Texas||1994 - 2001|
|Enlisted Servicemember||United States Army||1984 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Pulaski County Bar Association||President||2010 - 2013|
|Waynesville/St. Robert Chamber of Commerce||Former Board of Directors||2006 - 2012|
|Texas Dep’t of Transportation v. City of Sunset Valley, 146 S.W.3d 637 (Tex. 2004)||N/A|
|Texas Dep’t of Transportation v. Jones Bros. Dirt & Paving, 92 S.W.3d 477 (Tex. 2002)||N/A|
|State v. Bristol Hotel Asset Co., 65 S.W.3d 638 (Tex. 2001)||N/A|
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|South Texas College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Texas State University-San Marcos||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls||N/A||High School Diploma||1982|
Posted by Elizabeth
We hired Ronda after my daughter had been sexually harassed by a manager at her place of work. When she complained to us about the harassing manager, we advised her to go to the higher boss and make a complaint. The harassment did not stop. She went into her school counselor for advice. Upon hearing the issues, the school counselor contacted child protective services to report the abuse. We met with the school administration and were advised to make a formal statement with the police. Due to conversations from former employees who encountered family members of the now former manager, we were advised to obtain an ex-parte. Not thinking we needed an attorney, we appeared in court to have the ex-parte turned into a restraining order and found out the former manager hired a local attorney. Obviously we were caught "flatfooted" and quickly began reassessing our legal situation.
We are members of Legal Shield and have been since 2004. We called the 1800 number and were told that we don't need an attorney for an ex-parte. Any subsequent phone calls made to Legal Shield were ignored by the assigned law firm. (Yup...we got one phone call, and only one phone call...) That's when I went to the internet to do some research on attorneys. I went to the AVVO website and found Ronda. Noting that she had extremely high marks on the website and remembering she was a local judge, I gave her a phone call. I wanted someone who had experience listening to both sides of cases. We met. She listened to our story and told us what to expect. We hired her because she knew the system, she knew how to measure our steps, and she explained in detail everything that could and would happen. She took the time to teach us and guide us through the legal process. But more importantly, Ronda believed in us.
I'd like to say this was cut and dry, but it wasn't. This case took time to get the restraining order awarded. Ronda was there holding our hands the whole way through it. She never let us get discouraged. She always poured confidence into my daughter. We are exceedingly grateful to her skills as an attorney.
If you are new to the area or just needing a lawyer. Do your research! Buyer beware! Not every lawyer is the same in quality and dedication. If you want someone with a lot of experience, who will tell you the HONEST truth about your situation, who is fair, who is informative, who cares about clients; Ronda is the lawyer you want to hire. Due to Ronda, my daughter can get on with her life. Thank you!
Posted by Dave
Ronda was extremely professional and knowledgeable in all aspects as she became my legal advocate. More than this, she truly cared about me as a person. I could not have asked for a better attorney during a time when I really needed her help. She is especially skilled in the areas of family and probate law, and truly cares about families, especially children. She has an outstanding reputation among fellow attorneys, and has just recently been a judge in Pulaski County, where she oversaw the probate and family law division. She is a strong legal advocate for her clients, and fights for their rights and protection.