Ronald F. Wittmeyer, Jr. practices plaintiffs’ personal injury law, and has his office in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Mr. Wittmeyer attended Northern Illinois University College of Law, graduating cum laude and passing the bar in 1982. While at NIU, Mr. Wittmeyer was the Managing Editor of the Law Review. Next, he studied accounting and became a CPA in 1984. He is also a founding member of the Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers organization. He also graduated from Prospect High School, which serves both Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights.
Ron Wittmeyer spent five years working as an insurance adjuster for two nationwide insurance companies. Admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mr. Wittmeyer began his practice with a defense firm, where he worked until he founded The Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. in 1984. With thirty years of experience handling personal injury cases, Ronald Wittmeyer has successfully represented thousands of clients, many of whom have suffered serious or fatal injuries. Ron Wittmeyer believes that a person innocently injured as a result of the negligence or wrongful conduct of an individual or company is entitled to full and adequate compensation for their injuries. Mr. Wittmeyer is committed to aggressively prosecute every client’s case and he believes that each individual is entitled to the same quality of representation as large companies and insurance carriers. A writer and lecturer on civil litigation and personal injury law, Ron Wittmeyer is a former Chairperson of the Civil Litigation Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.
Mr. Wittmeyer is also Board Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (accredited by the American Bar Association). This is the ultimate stamp of competency, qualifications, and professionalism. Certification is granted only after years of trial practice, recommendations from trial judges and fellow attorneys, successful completion of examinations, and demonstrations of professionalism.
Additionally, Ronald Wittmeyer received the Illinois Super Lawyers Award in 2007. This prestigious award is given to attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Recently, Ronald F. Wittmeyer received the Excellence in Public Service Award for his leadership in the development of the Legal Self Help Center at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse from the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA). The center does not give legal advice nor represent people in court, but does provide legal information and offers help in completing legal forms to assist pro se litigants in representing themselves. “In addition to benefiting those individuals who visit the center, we hope the legal self-help center will in some small way contribute to the efficient administration of justice at the Rolling Meadows courthouse.”
Mr. Wittmeyer recently served as the President of the NWSBA and spearheaded this project for the bar association. “From the beginning, we saw this as an opportunity to use the Association’s resources to provide a much-needed public service. The Center provides another way for us to give back to the citizens of the communities in which our members live and work.” With its success, Mr. Wittmeyer hopes that the center will be able to help more visitors to the courthouse navigate the Cook County judicial system.
He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1978, majoring in political science. He has enjoyed working as an Arlington Heights lawyer for thirty years. Mr. Wittmeyer is happily married to his wife, Carol, with whom he has 2 children and recently welcomed his first grandchild into the family. Ron and his family lives in Arlington Heights.