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Ronald G. Sheffer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Louisville, KY

Sheffer Monhollen & Tackett, PLLC
500 W Jefferson St, Suite 1240
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-792-8010
Fax: 502-305-6676
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2015, 2021 - 2023
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1967
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Defense
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Ronald G. Sheffer is a partner with SHEFFER MONHOLLEN & TACKETT, PLLC, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 53 years of total legal experience, Mr. Sheffer provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Kentucky who have serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Medical malpractice

·       Hospital law

·       Health care law

·       Personal injury

·       Wrongful death

·       Nursing home liability

·       Commercial litigation

A native of Kentucky, Mr. Sheffer has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents and businesses of his community, and he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and aggressive approach to obtaining the favorable outcomes his clients deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Prior to becoming an attorney, he served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of first lieutenant, and he received the Combat Infantryman's Badge and two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam.

After his discharge, Mr. Sheffer served as an educator at his local high school as well as a football, baseball and basketball coach. Upon receiving his license to practice law, he served as a criminal prosecutor for several years, and he has handled cases in Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee as well as in various other jurisdictions across the country.

Mr. Sheffer received a football scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University, where he graduated in 1960. While there, he was president of his senior class and the "W" club as well as student body president. He also earned designation as a Distinguished Military Graduate. After deciding to pursue his legal career, he attended the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1967.

The Kentucky Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he holds his admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also an active member of the Kentucky, Louisville and American Bar Associations as well as the Defense Research Institute, Kentucky Defense Council, Inc. and the Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, among his other professional affiliations.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding service, Mr. Sheffer holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned recognition as among the Top Lawyers in his region from Louisville Magazine along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also been featured in Newsweek Magazine, and he and his law firm have earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America.

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Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Defense


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2015, 2021 - 2023

About Ronald G. Sheffer

First Admitted: 1967, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • 1st Lt., U.S. Army, 1960-1964, active duty


  • Member, Moot Court Board
  • Phi Delta Phi

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Louisville Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1970
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Defense Council, Inc.
  • Kentucky, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1984

Industry Groups

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physicians
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Office Location for Ronald G. Sheffer

500 W Jefferson St
Suite 1240
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-792-8010

Fax: 502-305-6676

Last Updated: 7/19/2022

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