Wilt & Thompson, PLLC
13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd., Suite A
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 253-9110 www.wiltinjurylaw.com/
Ron Wilt is a highly rated Kentucky attorney who limits his practice to medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and personal injury cases. Until 2007, Ron practiced medical malpractice defense on behalf of insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes throughout Kentucky.
A LONG RELATIONSHIP WITH LAW AND MEDICINE Ron did not always plan to be a lawyer; in fact, he received a Doctoral Fellowship to Vanderbilt University to study Physiological Psychology. He left Vanderbilt to take his law school admission test when he realized that his passion for teaching complex scientific ideas and his interest in the law could be combined by focusing on medical malpractice. Since his second year in law school in 1991, Ron has studied, researched, learned, and loved the legal fields surrounding how and why doctors practice medicine.
REDEFINING PURPOSE In 2007, Ron decided he could do more for people by helping victims of medical malpractice. Wilt and Thompson, PLLC was born from the desire to help people in their greatest time of need.
Ron understands that injured people are faced with seemingly insurmountable odds when they try to take on a multi-billion-dollar insurance company or institution. He also understands that, as a medical malpractice attorney, he can be these individualsâ€™ only hope. Itâ€™s an awesome responsibility, but success in these cases means a family is better off than before they met you. That sense of improving an individualâ€™s life, even if just a little bit, makes it all worthwhile.
The money Ron and his team obtain for people canâ€™t take away the pain of whatever catastrophic injury or loss theyâ€™ve suffered, and it canâ€™t bring someone back to life. But what it can do is give the injured the resources to re-engage with the community and the world outside of their home or bed. The resources this money provides enable people to have an improved quality of life, although it will never be the quality of life they should have had but for the injury they suffered.
MAKING TIME FOR FUN AND FAMILY Even when you work with good friends, you still need time to relax. Ron is an avid outdoorsman and spends his time away from the office hunting, fishing, hiking or playing ball with his Doberman, Thor. Speaking of playing ball, Ron was an athlete and played football in college and baseball in high school. Now, since those days have passed him by, he helps coach his son, Masonâ€™s, travel baseball team. On most spring and summer weekends, he is helping develop young men as athletes and as members of the community.
When it is too cold or wet outside, you might find Ron reading a historical biography. He loves studying ancient Greek history, or anything science-related. If a good game is on television, you might find him cheering for the Louisville Cardinals, University of Cincinnati Bearcats, or The Ohio State Buckeyes. Although it should be of no surprise, that going to a Cincinnati Reds game is a common occurrence during the summer.
CHOOSING YOUR LAWYER Attorney Ron Wilt brings extensive experience and a distinct perspective to each clientâ€™s case. Having worked directly with the insurance companies that make decisions in medical malpractice claims for over fifteen years, he knows how to maximize the value of a settlement and, if necessary, win in court.
Because Ron has earned success while representing both plaintiffs and defendants, many defendants are more likely to seek a reasonable settlement with his clients rather than risk an unfavorable verdict at trial.
AREAS OF PRACTICE Medical malpractice (50 percent) Birth injury (40 percent) Personal injury (10 percent)
BAR ADMISSIONS Kentucky, 1994 Ohio, 1992 West Virginia, 2007 Litigation Percentage 100 Percent of Practice Devoted to Litigation
LITIGATION PERCENTAGE 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
EDUCATION University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, J.D. 1992 Received Peck Award for Trial Practice student of the year Honors: Scholastic Distinctions, Moot Court Board Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Awarded four-year Doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, B.A. 1988 Honors: Graduated with Honors Honors: 4 Year Varsity Letterman Major: Psychology
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2013 Present Louisville Bar Association, Member, 2007 Present Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1992 Present West Virginia Bar Association, Member, 2007 Present Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1994 Present Achievement Centers for Children, Member, Board of Directors, 2006 2007
PUBLISHED WORKS â€œComputer-Aided Detection as Evidence in the Courtroom: Potential Implications of an Appellate Courtâ€™s Rulingâ€, (Co-Author), American Journal of Roentgenology
CLASSES/SEMINARS â€œPowerful Legal Negotiation in Ohioâ€ â€œTrying the Long Term Care Caseâ€
HONORS & AWARDS SuperLawyers, 2015 2019 (as Plaintiffsâ€™ Attorney) SuperLawyers, 2004 2005 (as Defense Attorney) Judicial Edition of AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubell Attorney of the Month, Kentucky, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2014 Louisville Magazineâ€™s Top Louisville Lawyers, 2008-2012, 2014, 2015 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 2019 The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2019 Martindale-Hubbell AV PreeminentÂ® rated lawyer, 2003 2019 The â€œCourier Journalâ€™sâ€ Kentuckyâ€™s Top Rated Lawyers in 2012 Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America Ohio Super Lawyer, Cincinnati Magazine Leading lawyer in Northeast Ohio, Inside Business Magazine Top Lawyers in Kentucky Winner, 2015 Present Elite Lawyers of America Gold Member Professional Associations and Memberships Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2013 Present Louisville Bar Association, 2007 Present Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1992 Present West Virginia Bar Association, Member, 2007 Present Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1994 Present Achievement Centers for Children, Member, Board of Directors, 2006 2007