FOUNDING PARTNER: RONALD C. HUNT, ESQ
Ronald C. Hunt is a native New Yorker and grew up in Amityville, Long Island. At the age of 17 he was accepted to St. John’s University in Jamaica New York. He moved to Queens and attended St. John’s from 1976-1980. He is also a member of a Charter Chapter Line of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. which is still active today.
In 1980, he moved to Newark, New Jersey to attend Rutgers Law School. While in law school he was a Research Assistant for Professors Arthur Kinoy and Charles Jones. In the summer of 1981, he traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida where he worked as a Summer Intern in the Public Defenders Office, Appellate Section. That summer he wrote three appellate briefs which were filed in Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit. This experience would prove invaluable for years to come.
During his last year in Law school he worked as a Law Clerk at the Newark firm of Ashley & Charles. His primary responsibilities included brief writing, research, filing and responding to civil pleadings. In 1983, after graduating, he was hired as a Staff attorney for the New Jersey Public Defenders Office Appellate Section. While at the Appellate Division he passed the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars. During the years from 1983-1986 he filed and argued numerous briefs before the New Jersey Appellate Division, in addition to filing certifications before the New Jersey Supreme Court.
In 1986, he became an Associate at the firm of Ashley & Charles. While there he successfully tried various types of cases, both criminal and civil including medical malpractice, products liability, homicides, robberies and appeals.
He is an attorney who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of legal areas. He is currently a partner in the Newark firm of Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley which specializes in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, medical malpractice, matrimonial, education law, and Title 59 defense. These are the same areas of law which he has practiced for over 20 years. He was the 1998 recipient of the Essex County Bar Association’s Achievement Award for excellence in the area of Criminal Law. He has also recently co-authored an article with Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., entitled “The Psycholegal Interface in Juvenile Miranda Assessment” featured in The American Journal of Forensic Psychology. Volume 18, Issue 3, 2000.
He has been a Graduate Member of the Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc for over 15 years where he has chaired several committees. In addition, he has served as a Literacy Volunteer/Tutor at the Newark Public Library. He is member of the Queen of Angels Church in Newark where he has provided free legal advice and seminars. He also sits on the Pastoral Council and is Chairman of the Finance Committee.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Jill and their three children Kayla, Sandra, and James. He also enjoys reading, swimming, skiing (water and snow) and listening to live music.