Ronnie routinely handles lawsuits in both North Carolina and South Carolina. His area of concentration is catastrophic injury and complex medical cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, burns, neurological and quadriplegic injury. These cases involve issues in premise liability, products liability, and automobile accidents including trucking and motorcycles.

Ronnie is a certified Mediator in North Carolina Superior Court and South Carolina Circuit Court. He serves as a mediator in both states and enjoys helping other lawyers and parties resolve their disputes. In addition, Ronnie defends individuals, companies, and educational and governmental entities in suits.

He attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College, where he double majored in Chemistry and Philosophy, ran varsity track, and served as Assistant Director of Logistics for the St. Andrews Sciences Laboratory, directing lab operations for the departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

While in Law School at Arkansas, he was invited to serve on Law Review and he served as law clerk to Judge Andree Layton Rolf prior to her appointment as Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Ronnie served as a JAGC officer in the United States Navy, on both ships and shore commands. He served as Staff Judge Advocate for Commander SUBRON EIGHTEEN, Commanding Officer USS HOLLAND (AS-32), Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Air Station – Guam, and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Marianas. He was appointed by the United States Department of Justice to serve as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney where he prosecuted civilians who committed crimes on military installations. He successfully prosecuted on behalf of the United States, the murder trial of UNITED STATES v. HERNANDEZ, and was later awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his service in Desert SHIELD and Desert STORM.

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina


  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College, B.A. Chemistry, Philosophy, 1982
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1986

Honors & Awards

Professional Memberships

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • United States Navy, LCDR, USNR
  • United States Dept. of Justice

Published Articles, CLEs, and Seminars