Ronald J. Lajoie

Ronald J. Lajoie: Attorney with Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. AV stamp icon


Over his 30 years as a lawyer, Ron has represented health care practitioners and hospitals in the defense of medical malpractice cases in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire and in every County of the New Hampshire Superior Court. He has also represented physicians before the New Hampshire Board of Medicine and has advised hospitals on credentialing, risk management, quality assurance, regulatory and other issues. Ron has lectured on medical malpractice prevention and litigation to hospitals and medical groups throughout New Hampshire and has represented national manufacturers and companies in the defense of products liability claims. He has also worked with the New Hampshire Medical Society to address professional liability issues and concerns.


Ron is a founding member and President of a 2000 member non-profit organization known as REACH (Residents Environmental Action Committee for Health). He has worked with former Governor Lynch, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the New Hampshire Legislature to draft and enact legislation to limit hazardous air emissions throughout the State. He has represented REACH in the Superior Court and before the Solid Waste Management Council and has testified before Senate and House subcommittees.

Ron and his organization have also participated in the Climate Change Policy Task Force established by Governor Lynch. Prior to joining Wadleigh, Ron was appointed as Law Clerk to the Honorable John W. King, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New Hampshire, 1979-1980.


•AV rated, Martindale Hubbell (Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)
•Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2019
•Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, 2019 Manchester - Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
•New England Super Lawyers, New England Super Lawyer
•Top Lawyer, NH Magazine
•Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
•Best Attorneys in New Hampshire, NH Magazine 2009-2015 (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation)
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (A trial lawyer honor society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers)
•Listed in The American Registry (Americas most honored professionals top 5%, 2014)


•NH Supreme Court upholds Constitutionality of 519-B panel hearing process

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Liability
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(603) 206-7221  Phone
University Attended:
University of New Hampshire, B.A., summa cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire; 1979, New Hampshire


•New Hampshire Bar Association
•Ron has served as a member of the Special Committee on the Rules of Evidence and the Committee on Cooperation with Other Professions. Ron was appointed by the Chief Justice of the NH Superior Court to serve on the Rules Committee of trial attorneys and judges which was created to draft RSA 519-B Medical Malpractice Screening Panel Guidelines
•American Bar Association
•Association of Trial Lawyers
•Defense Research Institute
•REACH (Residents Environmental Action Committee for Health), founding member and President

Birth Information:
Berlin, New Hampshire, April 4, 1952

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Manchester, New Hampshire

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