Ronald David Wilton
Ronald D. Wilton has been a civil litigator since 1981. He primarily represents clients in cases involving serious personal injury, employment issues, and general civil litigation. After working for four years at a prominent personal injury defense firm, he was a founding partner of Schwartz & Wilton. During that time, he increased the scope of his practice, primarily representing individuals either injured or seeking help with employment, contractual or business matters. He also devoted a percentage of his practice to the representation of employers, financial institutions, insurance companies, and third party administrators. The practice expanded after he left the partnership in 1992 to form Wilton & Associates.
Mr. Wilton continues to litigate from both sides of the proverbial fence. Clients benefit from his knowledge of the tactics and techniques used by the other side of their claims. Mr. Wilton is justifiably proud of the fact that most of his clients, even those from over 25 years ago, continue to return to him whenever they have a legal problem. They find his personal attention to detail and his desire to obtain the best results possible totally unique in an increasingly impersonal profession where assistants, paralegals, and associates communicate with the client while the attorney is often last seen at the initial consultation.
Ronald D. Wilton takes a personal interest in all of his clients. His overriding policy is to treat his clients, as he would like to be treated. That means keeping the interest of his clients before his own at all times. Attorney's fees should never be an impediment to a successful case resolution.
Mr. Wilton has also taken an active interest in finding ways to help others resolve their claims and disputes by opening a mediation service. He has volunteered his time as a pro bono mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and subsequently opened a private mediation practice. As a mediator, Mr. Wilton utilizes insights gained from his three decades of diverse legal experience as well as his ability to reduce conflict to help litigants find a common ground and resolve their differences.
J.D., Loyola Law School - Los Angeles, 1981
Graduated top 10% - Moot Court
Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution “Mediating the Litigated Case”, 2009
B.A., University of California - Los Angeles, 1978
Dean's List - Staff/Member - UCLA Marching Band
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeCalifornia, 1981
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Los Angeles Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Coyle, Marrone & Robinson - Associate - 1981-1985
Schwartz & Wilton - Partner - 1985-1992
Wilton & Associates - Sole Practitioner - 1992-Present
Ronald Wilton's diverse and substantial civil litigation experience makes him uniquely positioned to mediate litigated cases ranging from simple to complex factual scenarios. For 30 years, Mr. Wilton has successfully balanced representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, not only in employment and personal injury matters, but also when representing persons or companies involved in business, commercial, real estate, construction, or contract disputes. This perspective has given Mr. Wilton insight and knowledge that often help to resolve claims. While concentrating more recently on personal injury, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage/hour and other employment matters, Mr. Wilton still has found time to handle disputes involving wrongful death, fraud and misrepresentation, pregnancy discrimination, disputes involving homeowner and condominium associations, neighbor-to-neighbor disputes, tree cases and landlord/tenant issues.
ADR Style Description
Communication and flexibility are keys to any successful mediation. Mr. Wilton recognizes the time commitments made by all participants and seeks to expedite the proceedings without losing efficiency. He prefers pre-mediation phone calls and seeks to ascertain the areas of agreement and isolate the areas of disagreement. He listens to the parties and their counsel and believes progress toward a settlement can only be made when all participants believe their positions have been recognized and considered. Persons with the authority to resolve the case must be present at the mediation or immediately available by phone with consent from all parties.
Mr. Wilton's office includes free wi-fi, printing, telephone, and copying facilities.
I require a brief in the following format
Written briefs are not necessary, but they are strongly recommended as a means to frame the disputed issues. Citations references are appreciated where the legal issues may be unique or in dispute. Relevant content is important, format is not. Briefs can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or delivered in advance of the hearing.