Ronald E. Reitz’s practice is concentrated on commercial litigation, professional liability, construction law, products and the defense of premises liability claims. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and has successfully tried cases to verdict in both states.
Ron has defended high exposure liquor liability claims, including representation of liquor licensees and social hosts in cases involving significant personal injuries and death. He has also represented municipal sports associations for claims involving liability of directors and officers, immunity and charter issues, and the validity of release agreements. His defense of products liability issues has included elevator manufacturers and other commercial and in-home products.
Ron has received multiple first-chair jury verdicts, successfully defending complex injury claims on causation, damages, and comparative negligence grounds.
Ron has also developed a specialized practice involving the purchase of cash flow streams such as private annuities and structured settlement receivables, in a dynamic secondary market. He represents national finance companies in transactions requiring court approval, and has broad experience in the settlement purchasing industry on issues involving statutory compliance, Rules Committee proposals, and appeals.