Ronald D. Wilton

Ronald D. Wilton

Encino, California

Ronald D. Wilton has been a civil litigator since 1981. He primarily represents clients in cases involving serious personal injury, employment issues, and general civil litigation. After working for four years at a prominent personal injury defense firm, he was a founding partner of Schwartz & Wilton. During that time, he increased the scope of his practice, primarily representing individuals either injured or seeking help with employment, contractual or business matters. He also devoted a percentage of his practice to the representation of employers, financial institutions, insurance companies, and third party administrators. The practice expanded after he left the partnership in 1992 to form Wilton & Associates.

Mr. Wilton continues to litigate from both sides of the proverbial fence. Clients benefit from his knowledge of the tactics and techniques used by the other side of their claims. Mr. Wilton is justifiably proud of the fact that most of his clients, even those from over 30 years ago, continue to return to him whenever they have a legal problem. They find his personal attention to detail and his desire to obtain the best results possible totally unique in an increasingly impersonal profession where assistants, paralegals, and associates communicate with the client while the attorney is often last seen at the initial consultation.

Ronald D. Wilton takes a personal interest in all of his clients. His overriding policy is to treat his clients, as he would like to be treated. That means keeping the interest of his clients before his own at all times. Attorney's fees should never be an impediment to a successful case resolution.

Mr. Wilton has also taken an active interest in finding ways to help others resolve their claims and disputes by opening a mediation service. He volunteered his time as a pro bono mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and now is on the approved mediator select panel for the Ventura County Superior Court. He maintains a private mediation practice and welcomes the opportunity to provide assistance. As a mediator, Mr. Wilton utilizes insights gained from his three decades of diverse legal experience as well as his ability to reduce conflict to help litigants find a common ground and resolve their differences.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment issues
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1981


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Graduated top 10% – Moot Court
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Staff/Member, UCLA Marching Band

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Southern California Mediation Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Coyle, Marrone & Robinson, Associate, 1981 - 1985
  • Schwartz & Wilton, Partner, 1985 - 1992
  • Wilton & Associates, Sole Practitioner, 1992 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Approved Mediator select panel for the Ventura County Superior Court