Ron joined Worden Thane P.C. in 1973. Born in Butte, MT he was admitted to the bar in 1971 after attending Carroll College and The University of Montana School of Law (J.D.,with honors,1971). Ron's practice focuses on banking, labor and employment, real estate, insurance defense and commercial transactions. He has tried cases before NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, DOL, OFCC and the Montana Human Rights Commission. He is an active member of the legal community and continues to be a leader within his local community by supporting his local Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Rotary, and Ancient Order of Hiberians.
Education Logistics, Inc. v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc. CV-07-06-M-DWM (D. Mont. 2012) — $28,409,512.00 jury verdict in favor of software developer for lost licensing fees, lost annual maintenance fees, lost perpetual license fees and lost royalties against international school bus operator for failure to promote software for bus routing services and providing unlicensed access.
Brendon Retz-Abbey U.S. Bankruptcy Court D. MT #04-60302-7, AP #04-00049 — Representation of financial institution involving foreclosure of multiple loans in multimillion dollar development and construction projects involving various operating and partnership agreements and claims by investing partner that loans made were unauthorized.
XL Specialty Ins. Co. v. Patrol Helicopters, Inc., 411 Fed Appx. 78, 2011 WL182154 (9thCir. 2011) — Successful declaratory action holding insurer of fuel truck not entitled to equitable contribution from helicopter insurer in multiple death and injury accident involving passenger car and fuel truck enroute to fuel helicopter.
Transcontinental Insurance v. St. Paul Mercury, CV-05-31-H-DWM-CSO (D. Mont. 2007) — Obtaining indemnification and defense from insurer of highway flagging subcontractor involving catastrophic injuries in automobile accident in construction zone.