Ronald E. Johnson


Ronald Johnson is a veteran trial lawyer with over twenty years of experience representing families and persons who have been injured or killed by defective drugs and medical devices, chemicals, dangerous conditions on a property, semi-truck collisions, automobile wrecks, medical malpractice, and other product liability claims.

In 2021, Ron obtained the 4th largest personal injury verdict in the history of Kentucky when a Boone County jury awarded his clients $74 million dollars.  The case settled for a confidential amount a few weeks after the trial. Ron has tried numerous complex cases in Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio, including a medical device case that resulted in a verdict over $7 million dollars in federal court. He has also negotiated hundreds of settlements for his clients for values up to $230 million dollars.

Ron’s experience and success in the courtroom have been recognized by his peers and by federal courts across the country. Ron is a former president of the Kentucky Justice Association and has been designated as “AV” rated (pre-eminent) by the peer-reviewed publication Martindale, as well as designated a “Super Lawyer” by his fellow attorneys. Ron has also been appointed to numerous leadership positions in nationwide litigation by federal judges. In fact, Ron is the only lawyer currently practicing in Kentucky who has been appointed as lead or co-lead counsel of multiple Multi-District Litigations (MDL’s) in Federal Courts. Ron is regularly invited to speak and give presentations on the litigation of complex cases and the strategies he uses in the courtroom.

Past Case Results

  • Co-Lead Counsel of an MDL where claimants received $350 million dollars.
  • Lead Counsel in a class action case that recovered $1 million dollars for employees of a regional hospital.
  • $230 million dollar settlement in product liability case on behalf of multiple plaintiffs.
  • $74 million dollar verdict in wrongful death case where 3 children witnessed their mother die in a horrific crash caused by a dangerous road edge drop-off created by an asphalt paving company.
  • $69.5 million dollar settlement for plaintiffs injured by defective drug.
  • More than $65 million dollars recovered for victims of complete joint destruction due to defective pain pump.
  • $50 million dollars recovered for victims of a defective medical device.
  • Co-lead counsel in an MDL where $50 million dollars recovered for members of a class action consumer fraud case.
  • Co-lead counsel of an MDL where the claimants received a total of more than $45 million dollars
  • $30.5 million dollar settlement in defective drug case.
  • $23 million dollar settlement for plaintiffs injured by defective drug.
  • $7.25 million dollars jury verdict on behalf of a young child injured by the defective medical device.
  • $7.25 million dollars recovered for a family of 10-year-old girl tragically killed by a work truck in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • $3.9 million dollars car crash settlement for traumatic brain injury
  • Over $3 million dollars recovered for a young woman who had just completed dental school and was injured by a medical device.
  • Over $3 million dollars recovered for a police officer whose career was cut short by an injury to his shoulder.

Proudly Representing Victims of Tractor Trailer Crashes, Car Wrecks, Catastrophic Injuries, Birth Traumas, Defective Drugs, Defective Products, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Wrongful Death.

Contact Info

Phone: 859-578-4444
Toll Free: 888-606-5297