Ronald Balter Esq.

Ronald Balter Esq.

Associate
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
800-673-4517
212-732-8333
Fax:
212-962-5523
Email:

For nearly 30 years Ronald Balter has represented the interests of injured workers before the Workers' Compensation Board of the State of New York.  In addition to representing injured workers before the Workers' Compensation Board he has also works to protect their rights through his membership in the New York State Bar Association and the Society of New York Workers' Compensation Bar Association.  He is also among the founders of and long time Director the Injured Workers Bar Association, the leading bar association in New York State dedicated to the protection of the rights of injured workers.

Mr. Balter has also lectured for numerous bar associations and labor unions on issues pertaining to the New York State Workers' Compensation Law.  His writings on workers’ compensation issues in New York have been published by the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  He also serves as the co-author of the seminal book on workers’ compensation in New York, the New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook (Lexis/Nexis) since 2009.  The treatise is updated on an annual basis.

In addition to his legal work Mr. Balter has been active in support of the University at Buffalo and its Athletic Department for more than three decades.  His dedication was honored when he was inducted into the school’s Athletic hall of fame in 2008 when he was awarded the Ralph J. Gugino Award.  The equipment room for the university’s football team has been named for Mr. Balter and his family.  Since 2011 he has served on the Board of Director’s of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook, LexisNexis, 2009
  • Independent Livery Driver Benefit Fund: Open Road or Worsening Traffic Jam to Benefits, Tort Insurance and Compensation Law Journal, Summer 2010 Vol. 39 No. 2
  • Update on New York Law, ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Workers’ Compensation Law and Employers’ Liability Law Committee, Fall 2006 Page 1
  • New Era in New York Workers’ Compensation Dawns, ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Workers’ Compensation Law and Employers’ Liability Law Committee, Summer 2007 Page 8
  • The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation Claims and Third Party Civil Claims In New York, ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Workers’ Compensation Law and Employers’ Liability Law Committee, Fall/Winter 2007
  • Special Issue on Undocumented Worker Issues, ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Workers’ Compensation Law and Employers’ Liability Law Committee, Summer 2008 Page 14
  • 2012 Workers’ Compensation Update, Tort Insurance and Compensation Law Journal, Summer 2012 Vol. 41 No. 1

Classes/Seminars

  • Handling the Basic Workers’ Compensation Case in New York, New York State Bar Association, 1989
  • Handling the Basic Workers’ Compensation Case in New York, New York State Bar Association, 1996
  • Your First Workers’ Compensation Case, New York State Bar Association, 2001
  • Practical Skills Basic Workers’ Compensation Law Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2006
  • 16 Hour Bridging the Gap, New York City Bar Center, 2006
  • Annual Meeting Tort Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Trial Lawyers Section, New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Workers' Compensation 2011: What You Need to Know, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Workers’ Compensation Law Update, New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Annual Case Law Update, Injured Workers Bar Association, 2012, 2009 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Institute for Jewish Humanities' Workers' Compensation Attorney of the Year, 2005
  • Ralph J. Gugino Award Winner University at Buffalo Alumni Associations' Dr. Edmund J. Gicewicz and Family UB Athletics Hall of Fame, 2008
  • Clara Lemlich Public Service Award Winner from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association - 13th Judicial District Tort Insurance and Compensation Law Section, District Representative, 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association - Tort Insurance and Compensation Law Sections Workers’ Compensation Law Division, Chair, 2004 - 2006
  • Injured Workers Bar Association, Director, 1997 - Present
  • Society of New York Workers' Compensation Bar Association, Director, 1986 - Present
  • Work Place Injury Litigation Group

Past Employment Positions

  • Fine, Olin & Anderman, P.C., Attorney, 1983 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater New York City Ice Hockey League, 2007 - Present