Of Counsel at Wilke Fleury, Ronald R. Lamb joined the firm in 2005. His practice primarily focuses on litigation involving medical professional negligence and administrative actions involving licensure of medical professionals.
Prior to coming to Wilke Fleury, he was a shareholder and managing shareholder at Rust, Armenis, Schwartz, Lamb & Bills, APC. Ronald is a retired USAF Lt. Colonel - while in the military he was assigned as a Weapons System Officer in the F-4 Phantom. A combat veteran of the war in Vietnam, he later served in Great Britain. In addition he became an Air Intelligence Officer and was assigned to the staff of CINCPAC in Hawaii. Aside from his military experience, Ronald has presented at Grand Rounds for both the University of California, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and the University of the Pacific, Physician Assistant Training Program.
Ronald specializes in the defense of medical malpractice cases and administrative law actions pertaining to medical malpractice issues as well as medical staff issues, including both an active trial practice as well as resolutions involving contractual binding arbitration. Representative clients include the Regents of the University of California, Sutter Health, and Optima Health Care.
Licenses and Admissions
Ronald is admitted to practice before the following courts:
Supreme Court of the State of California
United States District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Sacramento Superior Court, Arbitrator
Professional Involvement and Memberships
California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM), Member
State Bar of California, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Sacramento Bar Association, Member
San Joaquin County Bar Association, Member
Presentations and Publications
Featured Speaker: "You've Been Served: An Overview Medical Malpractice Litigation," University of the Pacific, Master of Physician Assistant Studies (October 2017)
Honors and Awards
Best Oralist, International Law Moot Court Competition, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
National Best Brief, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Appointed a Special Magistrate by the Federal Court
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Northern California "Super Lawyer" (2010-2021)
Civic and Community Involvement
Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors
Sacramento County Sheriff's Air Squadron, Secretary
Sacramento Aero Club, Inc., President
Sacramento Children’s Museum, Former Board of Directors
Red River Valley Fighter Pilot’s Association, General Counsel
Outside of being an attorney, Ronald enjoys flying as an instrument rated pilot licensed in the United States and South Africa and sailing the waters of the world.
United States Air Force: Commissioned - Second Lieutenant. Left active duty to pursue the practice of law in 1981. Remaining in the reserves as an Air Intelligence Officer, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997.
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My job is not to defend all of the malpractice cases I handle. Rather, it is to advise my client which cases should be defended and to fairly settle the rest.
- Ronald R. Lamb