Ron is co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the Litigation Group with a focus on employment and health care law. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for employment law and commercial litigation. He brings a practical and adaptable approach to the representation of his clients to ensure that he works to achieve their goals. He has experience counseling clients to avoid litigation, resolving disputes prior to litigation and fully and aggressively litigating cases to successful conclusions.
Ron’s practice includes all aspects of employment law, including Title VII claims, the ADA, whistleblower claims, employee misconduct and theft, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, investigations, discipline, terminations and the FMLA. With respect to commercial litigation, his practice focuses on business contract disputes, arbitration and insurance coverage.
Ron’s health care practice involves representing hospitals and various medical and mental health care professionals on a wide variety of legal issues, including HIPAA and state laws regarding patient confidentiality, recoupment issues, Certificate of Need, peer review process, exclusion and debarment, and general practice issues. He also represents health care professionals before licensing boards. An important part of Ron’s practice is focused on the representation of health care professionals charged with crimes. He understands the need for discretion and has successfully resolved many sensitive criminal matters.
Ron was the first chair of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, a state agency charged with providing high quality representation to criminal defendants, juvenile defendants and parents in child protective cases consistent with federal and state constitutional and statutory obligations.
Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Ron clerked in the Maine Superior Court in Portland, serving Justices Arthur Brennan, Susan Calkins, Roland Cole, Nancy Mills and Leigh Saufley.