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Ron is a graduate of Pomona College and Arizona State University College of Law where he was a Pedrick Scholar and served as a legal research and writing instructor. Prior to joining the firm of Ely, Bettini, Ulman & Rosenblatt, Ron was a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor. As a prosecutor, Ron earned Barrister Awards for outstanding trial and appellate advocacy.
Ron has obtained several million dollar plus jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He has tried over fifty cases to juries and has successfully handled numerous bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Ron has extensive appellate experience in State and Federal Courts, and is counsel of record in several published appellate opinions, including Tarron v. Bowen Machine & Fabricating, Inc., 225 Ariz. 147, 235 P.3d 1030 (2010); Morgan ex rel. Clark v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, 563 F.3d 898 (9th Cir. 2009); Tarron v. Bowen Machine & Fabricating, Inc., 222 Ariz. 160, 213 P.3d 309 (App. 2009); State v. Johnson, 198 Ariz. 245, 8 P.3d 1159 (App. 2000); and State ex rel. McDougall v. Strohson (Cantrell), 190 Ariz. 120, 945 P.2d 1251 (1997).
In addition, Ron has been quoted by various media, including The Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, and MSNBC. Moreover, he has served the legal community as a member of the Arizona State Bar Legal Services Committee and the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court.
Ron has been selected to be included as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, based on a peer-reviewed evaluation process. Ron was nominated by his peers and selected by the Executive Board of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers because of his demonstrated record of high achievement, excellent legal skills, and reputation for integrity. In addition, Ron is rated AV Preeminent®, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, in both legal ability and ethical standards.
As a partner in the firm, Ron represents injured people and their families in the areas of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Bad Faith, Police Brutality, and Civil Rights.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Distinguished Lawyer Designation||The Expert Network||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Selected as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers||Arizona's Finest Lawyers||2012|
|Barrister Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills||City of Phoenix, Law Department||1997|
|Barrister Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills||City of Phoenix, Law Department||1996|
|Pedrick Scholar||Arizona State University College of Law||1991|
|Best Brief, First Year Moot Court Competition||Arizona State University College of Law||1990|
|Partner||Ely, Bettini, Ulman, Rosenblatt, and Ozer||2005 - Present|
|Associate||Ely, Bettini, Ulman, and Rosenblatt||2001 - 2005|
|Attorney||Maricopa County Public Defender||2000 - 2001|
|Attorney||Law Office Of David Michael Cantor||1998 - 2000|
|Attorney||City Of Phoenix, Law Department||1993 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arizona Association for Justice||Member||2020 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Legal Services Committee||member||2006 - 2008|
|Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court||Member||2003 - 2009|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Pomona College (Claremont)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Brophy College Preparatory||High School Degree||1985|
|Lawyers in Limine Continuing Legal Education||Uninsured and Underinsued Motorist and Other Auto Insurance Claims||2018|
|Trial Tuesdays||Direct/Cross Examination||2016|
|The Personal Injury Fundamentals Series||Pre-Litigation||2016|
|The Personal Injury Fundamentals Series||Discovery-Can't We All Just Get Along? Peparing Your Case with the End in Mind||2015|
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