Ronald M. Puntil, Jr.

Ronald M. Puntil, Jr. is a partner in the firm's Pittsburgh office.  With over 30 years of litigation experience, he focuses his practice in the defense of physicians, nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care providers in medical malpractice matters.  He also has experience representing employers and insurance carriers in workers' compensation claims.

Ronald M. Puntil, Jr. is a partner in the firm's Pittsburgh office.  With over 30 years of litigation experience, he focuses his practice in the defense of physicians, nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care providers in medical malpractice matters.  He also has experience representing employers and insurance carriers in workers' compensation claims.

Mr. Puntil has represented a large number of physicians and long-term care facilities.  He has taken approximately 100 trials to verdict, obtaining at least 90 defense verdicts while several of his cases ended in a verdict or settlement significantly below the settlement demands.  Mr. Puntil successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a methadone clinic in two cases involving death and significant injuries sustained by a patient of the clinic who struck another vehicle after receiving treatment at the methadone clinic.  This is believed to be a case of first impression in Pennsylvania.  He has also represented manufacturers of medical devices, and has tried product liability and premises liability cases to verdict.

In 2017, Mr. Puntil celebrated his 10th year as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of medical malpractice personal injury defense.

Mr. Puntil is an invitation-only member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, as well as the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.

He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Puntil received his B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Villanova University in 1981 and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1984.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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