Ronnie L. Walton
Ronnie L. Walton
Ronnie L. Walton, a Carthage native, has been a member of the Meridian law firm of Glover, Young, Hammack, Walton and Simmons, PLLC since 1976. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1971. Prior to entering law school in 1973, he worked as a chemical engineer for Milliken & Company, one of the world's leading textile and chemical companies. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1975.
Ronnie practices predominately in the fields of civil litigation (primarily on the defense side), municipal law, commercial and residential real estate, and wills and estates. He has trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts ranging from State Justice Court to the Federal Court of Appeals. A partial listing of the types of cases which he has litigated include motor vehicle collisions, railroad crossing collisions, electric line contact injuries, insurance bad faith claims, products liability claims, employment discrimination claims, fire losses, chemical contaminations, lender liability, will contests, real property disputes and contract disputes. He is City Attorney and former Municipal Court Judge for the City of Meridian. In 2014, he was recognized as one of Mississippi's Leading Attorneys by the Mississippi Business Journal. He has obtained an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Ronnie is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He has served as President of the Lauderdale County Bar Association and President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Lauderdale County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.
Ronnie has served on and chaired numerous Bar committees. He is a member of the Access to Justice Commission. He served two terms on the Board of Bar Commissioners from the 10th Circuit Court District and served on the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Bar. He was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve two terms on the Complaints Tribunal of the Mississippi Bar. He has chaired the Law School Liaison and Education and Professionalism Committees of the Mississippi Bar and the Economics of Law Practice Committee of the Young Lawyers Section. He has also served on the Budget and Finance Committee, Elections Committee and By-Laws Revision Committee.
Ronnie has been a leader in various civic, educational and charitable organizations on both a local and state level. He is the Secretary and General Counsel of the Phil Hardin Foundation. He has served as National President of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association, President of the Community Foundation of East Mississippi, President of the Lauderdale County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, President of the Meridian Kiwanis Club, President of the Meridian Symphony Association and President of the Lauderdale County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was appointed by Mississippi Governor William Winter to serve on the Board of Directors of the Pat Harrison Waterway District and was subsequently elected as its President. He also served two four year terms as a member of the Mississippi Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Development. In 1983 he was named Meridian's Outstanding Young Man of the Year.
Ronnie is an active member of Central United Methodist Church. He has served as Chairperson of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee and Music Committee. He is a member of the Administrative Council and Sanctuary Choir.
Ronnie and his wife, the former Dianne Partridge of Meridian, have two adult sons and four grand-children.
Ronnie has 34 years of experience, predominantly in the fields of civil litigation (primarily on the defense side), commercial and residential real estate, and wills and estates. He has trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts ranging from State Justice Court to the Federal Court of Appeals.