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James Ronca Voted One of the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania
Mr. Ronca is a civil trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience. For nine consecutive years, he has been named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®. 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 the same group. No other central Pennsylvania attorney received this honor.
Jim Ronca graduated from Lehigh University (with honors) and the Dickinson School of Law. 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’s practice includes pharmaceutical and medical device cases, major car and truck collision cases, and construction site injury litigation. Jim’s practice includes complex crash cases with multiple plaintiffs and defendants including cases involving up to 47 vehicles. 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.
Jim opened our central Pennsylvania Harrisburg office of Anapol Schwartz and will continue to handle cases throughout Pennsylvania.
Attorney News & Publications
Mr. Ronca was selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Selected Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Bus Crash Kills Two, Follows Boston Bus Crash and Others - InjuryBoard, Mar 18, 2013
High School Students Injured in Calvary Bus Accident in Boston - InjuryBoard, Feb 03, 2013
Boston Calvary Bus Crash into Low Bridge Injuring Philadelphia Students is Part of a Dangerous Trend - InjuryBoard, Feb 03, 2013
Bus/Truck Crash on New Jersey Turnpike highlights the mass and danger of these vehicles - InjuryBoard, Aug 25, 2011
Another SEPTA bus crash causing injury - InjuryBoard, Dec 02, 2010
A Troubling Trend in the Super Cheap Bus Entry - InjuryBoard, Mar 23, 2011
An Overview of Zithromax - InjuryBoard, Jun 12, 2012
Jim Ronca has been named in the 2011 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 100 Pennsylvania Attorneys and Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia.
Bayer Settles Cases Over Clotting Drug, The Legal Intelligence Interviews Jim Ronca, who is co-lead plaintiffs counsel, 9/14/2010
Topamax and Birth Defects: Mechanism of action, pharmacology and related effects, 6/01/2011
Download Jim Ronca's presentation, Scientific Issues in Motor Vehicle Cases. Reconstruction and Crashworthiness.
James R. Ronca quoted in, How To Gain An Edge When Bringing A Daubert Motion. By Shannon Henson - Law360, 7/23/2010
Pa. Products Liability Law: Uncertainty and the silence of the Majority. The Legal Intelligencer July 10, 2009
The Keys to Cross-Examining Any Expert Witness.The Legal Intelligencer May 9, 2008
Attorney Representing Trasylol(R) Victims Says Medical Study - Confirming Heart Bypass Drug Mortality Risk - to Open Floodgates for More Litigation
Establishing Liability and Punitive Damages Using FMCSR James Ronca, April 11, 2008