Ronald M. Ayers

(Retired July 1, 2021)


Davidson College, B.A., cum laude, 1965

University of Virginia, J.D., 1968

Bar & Court Admissions:

Virginia, 1968

U.S. Supreme Court

U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U. S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Classes & Seminars Taught:

Eminent Domain, CLE International 2022 “Ethics: Earning Your Reputation”

Eminent Domain, CLE International 2016 “The View: A Crucial Aspect of the Condemnation

Trial in Virginia”

Eminent Domain, CLE International 2014 “The Unity of Lands Doctrine”

Eminent Domain, CLE International 2013 “Strictly Complying With the Pre-Condemnation

Statutory Requirements”

Eminent Domain, CLE International 2012 “Exhibits That Work: How to Convince a Jury”

Appraisal Workshop, Virginia Department of Transportation, 2010

Direct Examination, Roanoke Bar Association, 2008

Evidentiary Problems in Virginia Courts, Virginia State Bar CLE, 1979

Comparative Negligence, Virginia Claims Association, 1977

Honors, Awards & Affiliations:

Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” 1983 (year of 1st publication) – 2021

Named Roanoke Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” by

Best Lawyers in America, 2015

Named to “Virginia Super Lawyers” in the area of Eminent Domain

Omicron Delta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Eto Sigma, President, 1962-1963

Scabbard and Blade

Distinguished Military Student

Raven Society

Virginia Legal Research Group, President, 1967-1968

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers, 1996

Virginia State Committee, 1997-2003

Chair, 2000-2002

Roanoke Bar Association

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Virginia State Bar Construction Law Section

Board of Governors, 1983-1986

Virginia State Bar Litigation Section

Board of Governors, 1994-2000


U.S. Army, 1968-1970, Captain

937th Engineer Group, Vietnam, May 1969-May 1970