Ronald A. Apelt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Shaker Heights, OH

Apelt Law Firm, LLC
20600 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 400
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Phone: 216-658-7046
Fax: 216-658-7049
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (50%)
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Attorney Profile

The founder of his eponymous law firm, Ronald A. Apelt divides his practice between workers’ compensation matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is located in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and he represents clients throughout the greater Cleveland metropolitan area. Mr. Apelt has been admitted to practice in Ohio since 1990, and he is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

In his workers’ compensation practice, Mr. Apelt assists people who have been injured on the job or have suffered an occupational disease and who are now seeking the benefits that they deserve under their employer’s applicable insurance coverage. His representation starts with the claim itself, helping to ensure that it contains all necessary information and that it is filed on a timely basis. Mr. Apelt then negotiates on their behalf to obtain the maximum amount of compensation, and in the event that the claim is denied, he appears at subsequent appeals hearings and proceedings.

Mr. Apelt also represents clients who have been harmed due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled in this area of the law have arisen out of incidents involving motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, nursing home abuse, defective products and animal attacks. During his career, Mr. Apelt has been successful in obtaining significant amounts of compensation for his plaintiff clients through jury verdicts and through settlements that he has negotiated out of court. He is a 1987 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The Ohio State University and a 1990 graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Law, and he holds a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Ronald A. Apelt

Admitted: 1990, Ohio

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Educational Background

  • Ohio State University, Journalism, 1987

Bar/Professional Activity

  • All Courts in the State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – 6th Circuit, Since 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Since 1991
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
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Office Location for Ronald A. Apelt

20600 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 400
Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Phone: 216-658-7046

Fax: 216-658-7049

Last Updated: 7/15/2021

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