Attorney Profile:

Ronald J. Sholes

Ronald J. Sholes: Attorney with Adams and Reese LLP

Biography

Ronald “Ron” Sholes joined Adams and Reese in 2000 and is a former district judge in the Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans. He assumed judicial office in 1991 and formerly served as a Judge of the Traffic Court for the City of New Orleans.

His civil litigation practice includes class action, mass torts, environmental disputes and business litigation, among other matters. Prior to attending law school, Ron earned a master's degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health.

Ron is ranked among Best Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury Litigation, and he also has been named among Louisiana Super Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

His significant contributions include:

•Serving as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He has taught trial advocacy at Emory University, Loyola University and Louisiana State University. He frequently teaches CLE courses throughout the year.
•Serving as past President of both the Louisiana District Judges Association and the Louisiana Fourth and Fifth Circuit Judges Associations.
•Several leadership roles on numerous professional, civic and cultural boards including serving as President of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and President of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court. He also serves on the Loyola College of Law Board of Visitors and several Supreme Court and bar association committees.

Ron serves on the Board of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and Dryades YMCA. He is also Past President of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation.

Other Distinctions

AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation - American Lawyer Media, Martindale-Hubbell , 2013

Best Lawyers - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury Litigation

Louisiana Super Lawyers - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Gillis Long Public Service Award

Judicial Pacesetter Award

Milton Sheen Award

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Instructor

LSU Trial Advocacy Training Program, Instructor

Loyola University School of Law, Instructor

LSU School of Physical Therapy, Instructor

Tulane University, Instructor

Louisiana Appleseed Good Apple Award, 2016

Louisiana State Bar Association, Catherine D. Kimball Award for the Advancement of the Administration of Justice 2016

Press Releases

Adams and Reese Has 117 Attorneys Ranked Among The Best Lawyers in America, 2017 Edition

8/15/2016

Stern, Sholes and Richardson Receive 2016 LSBA Catherine D. Kimball Award for the Advancement of the Administration of Justice

6/10/2016

Stern, Sholes and Richardson Receive Good Apple Award for Pro Bono Work That Led To Creation of Louisiana Supreme Court Rule

1/27/2016

30 Adams and Reese Attorneys Selected to 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

12/29/2015

Adams and Reese Has 121 Attorneys Ranked 2016 Best Lawyers

8/18/2015

Adams and Reese Attorneys' Proposal for Lawyers to Earn CLE Credit for Pro Bono Work Leads to Unprecedented Louisiana Supreme Court Statewide Order

3/9/2015

Thirty Adams and Reese Attorneys Selected to 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

12/26/2014

Twenty-Five New Orleans Attorneys Recognized on New Orleans Pro Bono Project's 2014 Honor Roll

12/17/2014

Adams and Reese Has 120 Attorneys Ranked Among 2015 Best Lawyers

8/18/2014

Adams and Reese Attorneys Ed Laizer, Ron Sholes Honored Among 2014 New Orleans CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” Class

3/28/2014

Thirty-Eight Adams and Reese Attorneys Selected for 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

12/26/2013

Thirty-One Adams and Reese Attorneys Recognized on The Pro Bono Project's Honor Roll for 2013

12/6/2013

Adams and Reese Has 119 Attorneys Named to 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers

8/15/2013

Twenty-Eight Adams and Reese New Orleans Attorneys Recognized on The Pro Bono Project's Honor Roll

1/11/2013

Adams and Reese has 110 Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition

8/22/2012

Ninety-Seven Adams and Reese Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers 2012 Edition

8/31/2011

Thirty Adams and Reese Attorneys Named to List of 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers

12/28/2010

Ron Sholes Asked by Mayor of New Orleans to Participate in Economic Development Business Alliance

8/13/2010

Ninety Adams and Reese Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers 2011 Edition

8/4/2010

Several Adams and Reese Attorneys Honored as 2009 Continuing Legal Education Speakers

6/18/2010

Sholes Named President of Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

4/28/2010

Eighty-Six Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America; Fifty-Six Practice Areas Ranked No. 1

7/30/2009

Sholes to Receive Alumnus Achievement Award from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

3/2/2009

Twenty-Eight Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers

1/1/2009

Sixty-Eight Attorneys Named Best Lawyers; Forty-Eight Practice Areas Ranked No. 1

9/16/2008

Sholes Elected First Vice President of Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel for 2008-2009

04/10/2008

Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers

1/2/2008

Fifty-Six Adams and Reese Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2008

9/6/2007

Adams and Reese Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers

1/4/2007

Adams and Reese Partner, Ronald J. Sholes Named to the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Board

12/01/2003

Media Mentions

Stern, Sholes and Richardson Receive Good Apple Award from Louisiana Appleseed

1/27/2016

New Orleans Magazine Lists Forty-Five Adams and Reese Attorneys Among Top Lawyers

11/6/2009

Seminars

Motion Practice: Moving Your Case Through Court - Louisiana State Bar Association CLE Seminar

12/10/2013

Newsletters / Alerts

United States Supreme Court Announces Ruling on Health Reform

6/28/2012

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Product Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Lawyer Professional Liability
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
504.585.0479  Phone
504.566.0210  Fax
www.adamsandreese.com
University Attended:
Louisiana State University Dept. of Physical Therapy, B.S., 1976; Tulane University School of Public Health, M.P.H., 1980
Law School Attended:
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1984
Admission:
1984, Louisiana
Memberships:

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar - Professional Assessment Committee of the Louisiana Supreme Court

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, President

4th and 5th Circuit Judges Association, Past President

Louisiana District Judges Association

Louisiana Bar Association - Judicial Liaison

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Past President

Loyola Law School Board of Visitors, President

NOLA Business Alliance

ISLN:
913731886

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 3 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/07/14 in Asbestos Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/23/12 in General Liability Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 03/15/12 in General Practice

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