The Hon. Ronald W. Folino

The Hon. Ronald W. Folino

The Hon. Ronald W. Folino


Judge Ronald W. Folino has returned to private practice as part of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice. He served as a trial judge for more than 24 years on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.

In his years on the bench, Judge Folino presided over hundreds of trials and settlement conferences in a wide array of categories, including: medical malpractice, employment discrimination, personal injury, products liability, intellectual property, commercial construction, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, and many more. Most recently, Judge Folino served as Administrative Judge of the civil division where he oversaw all aspects of the court, including the Commerce and Complex Court, the Arbitration Court, the Trial Court, and the Board of Viewers. In addition, Judge Folino presided as the Calendar Control judge, hearing motions for every case listed on a published trial list.

Judge Folino is a regular faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on such topics as civil trial practice, effective jury selection, and the law of evidence. He has also served as a faculty member at the New Judges School, and has lectured before the Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Allegheny Bench Bar Conference, The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Duquesne University School of Law, and Dickinson School of Law.

Judge Folino is a graduate of Dickinson School of Law, and was admitted to the Woolsack Society for academic excellence. He received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University with high distinction.

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Areas of Law

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1981, Woolsack Society for academic excellence)
  • The Pennsylvania State University (with distinction, 1976)


  • Consistently rated first, or within the top three, in Allegheny County Bar surveys of all State and Federal trial judges in such categories as fairness, judicial temperament, and legal ability.


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