James Ronca is a civil trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience. His practice includes pharmaceutical and medical device cases, car and truck collision cases, and construction injury litigation.
1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 735-1130
Fax: (215) 875-7758
|Olde Liberty Square
4807 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: (717) 901-3500
Fax: (717) 909-0300
Jim has won complex crash cases with multiple plaintiffs and defendants including cases involving as many as 47 vehicles.
Jim is a former President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and former Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section. He served six years on the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and co-chaired that association’s Baycol Litigation Group in 2002 and 2003. In 1984, Jim received the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association’s annual award to its outstanding member. In 1998, Mr. Ronca was awarded the Musmanno Award by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association for achievements in his career as an outstanding litigator, fearless leader and dedicated defender of the rights of the innocent and injured. In 2012, Mr. Ronca received a distinguished service award from the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
Jim has served as Co-Lead Counsel on three national multi-district litigations, each with more than 1,000 filed cases. Jim has given more than 350 individual seminars on these topics for various state and national bar and trial lawyer associations. In addition to many lectures in Pennsylvania, he has been invited to lecture in 16 other states. Mr. Ronca is the co-author of a book about handling motor vehicle crash cases in Pennsylvania, which is in its third edition is considered the most widely referenced book on motor vehicle and automobile personal injury practice.
Mr. Ronca has been appointed to numerous committees including the prestigious Civil Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (2006-2012), of which he was appointed vice chair in 2011.
He has been named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® for nine consecutive years. This designation is given to outstanding attorneys who have been nominated by their peers, reviewed by a blue ribbon panel and evaluated by an attorney-led research staff. In 2012, Mr. Ronca was named one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyer®. No other central Pennsylvania attorney received this honor.
Education and Background
Jim Ronca graduated with honors from Lehigh University. He received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law. He opened the firm’s Central Pennsylvania Harrisburg office and will continue to handle cases throughout Pennsylvania.
Lectures and Publications
Speaker: Updates on Zimmer Knees, Fosamax and da Vinci Robot Litigation, TTLA 2nd Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar, April 2014.
Bayer Settles Cases Over Clotting Drug, The Legal Intelligencer Interviews Co-Lead Counsel Jim Ronca, September 14, 2010.
Topamax and Birth Defects: Mechanism of action, pharmacology and related effects, June 1, 2011.
Scientific Issues in Motor Vehicle Cases by James Ronca.
James R. Ronca quoted in “How To Gain An Edge When Bringing A Daubert Motion” by Shannon Henson – Law360, July 2010.
Commercial Truck Drivers Cases: Dismantling the Fiction of the Independent Contractor and Maximizing Liability Coverage. The Legal Intelligencer, 2009.