Ronald M. Puntil, Jr.

Ronald M. Puntil, Jr.

Ronald M. Puntil, Jr. is a partner in our Pittsburgh office.
(412) 563-2500


Ronald M. Puntil, Jr. joined Cipriani & Werner, P.C. as a partner in March 2016.  Ron has been in the active practice of defense litigation for over 30 years.  His practice focus is defense of physicians, nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care providers.  He also has experience representing employers and insurance carriers in workers' compensation claims.

Ron 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.  Ron has also tried several product liability and premises liability cases to verdict.

Ron 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.  Ron has also represented manufacturers of medical devices in several cases.

Ron attended Villanova University and graduated cum laude with a degree in economics.  He received his juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1984 and has been in the active practice of defense litigation since that time, both with his own firm and another large defense firm.

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

Mr. Puntil is involved in coaching youth baseball and youth basketball.


Practice Areas
Law School
University of Pittsburgh School of Law