Ronald Balfour

Partner
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Overview

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.

Experience

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

Honors

  • Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list: 2021, 2022

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Education

Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2011

University of Illinois, B.A., 2008

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York 
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