Ron’s grandmother used to warn people not to get into arguments with him because they had no hope of winning. Clearly, his litigation skills developed at an early age.
Ron’s clients face the most complex of litigation but he works tirelessly to communicate legal issues in a way that is understandable to the client, a skill they very much appreciate. As a member of the Class Action Service Group, Ron vigorously defends his clients’ interests by showing the claims against them are without merit while also working to minimize costs and exposure by defeating class certification as early as possible. Along the same lines, Ron works hard to protect parent corporations and individual shareholders by ensuring that liability is properly limited to the party actually responsible for the actions at issue. Ron’s practice has given him the opportunity to defend putative class claims involving a wide range of substantive issues, from alleged consumer fraud to breach of contract, to housing and disability discrimination, and various statutes including the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, the California Unfair Competition Law, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. In addition, Ron uses his complex litigation experience to help resolve business disputes arising out of business relationships, including insurer-agent, corporation-stockholder, and competitor disputes.
Ron occasionally takes his performing talents outside the courtroom. He is a member of the CBA Chorus and performs in the Chicago Bar Association’s Annual Bar Show.
Membership & Involvement
- Chicago Bar Association: Antitrust Law Committee; Class Action Committee; Commercial Litigation Committee; Intellectual Property Committee
- American Bar Association: Litigation Section; Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee; Director and Officer Liability Committee; Intellectual Property Section
- Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list: 2021, 2022, 2023
Resources & Insights
In the Media
- Article, SmithAmundsen Class Action Alert,
- SmithAmundsen Data Privacy & Security Alert,
- SmithAmundsen Class Action Alert,
- Illinois College of Law and the Law Alumni Board, Seminar; Chicago, IL,
- COVID-19 and University Closures - What Institutions Can Expect as Students File Class Actions Against ThemThe Defense Research Institution's Commercial Litigation Committee Newsletter,
- Firm News, Amundsen Davis,
- 34 SmithAmundsen Attorneys Included on 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists34 SmithAmundsen Attorneys Included on 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Congratulations to all of our attorneys named to the 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers and 2022 Illinois Rising Stars lists!
- Amundsen Davis Attorneys Included in the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars ListAmundsen Davis Attorneys Included in the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
Amundsen Davis is pleased to announce the inclusion of 25 attorneys on the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers® and 2022 Illinois Rising StarsSM lists!
- Use It or Lose It: Supreme Court Says Arbitration Clauses Can Be Waived InadvertentlyUse It or Lose It: Supreme Court Says Arbitration Clauses Can Be Waived Inadvertently
As litigation costs continue to explode, more and more businesses have been including arbitration clauses in contracts with employees and customers. These clauses, which frequently include class action waivers, allow businesses to remove lawsuits from court to the more streamlined and cost-effective arbitration system. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently enforced arbitration clauses in a wide variety of contexts.
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2011
University of Illinois, B.A., 2008
- New York