Workers' Compensation, Professional Malpractice Law, Defibrillator Law, Personal Injury Law Ron Kidd is recognized nationally as a pioneer and leading expert in the area of defibrillator law. He is also known for his activism on defibrillator-related issues. Ron was named as a Lawyer of the Year in 2000 by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his advocacy efforts to deploy defibrillators on commercial aircraft. He has also been awarded the "Golden Heart" award by the American Heart Association for his work on Public Access Defibrillation. Ron is also known regionally as a leader in the areas of workers' compensation, professional malpractice and personal injury law. Ron Kidd is recognized nationally as a pioneer and leading expert in the area of defibrillator law. Ron was named as a Lawyer of the Year in 2000 for his advocacy efforts to deploy defibrillators on commercial aircraft.
Born in Springfield in 1943, Ron resides in Hampden, Massachusetts. Ron graduated from Williams College with B.A., cum laude, in 1965. He served two years in the Peace Corps in Venezuela, then went on to attend law school at Boston University. He was awarded a J.D., cum laude, in 1970. He was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1970 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court.
Ron has served the YMCA of Greater Springfield as a member of the Board of Directors for over thirty years, including a term as chair. He has taught at Western New England College School of Law. He is fluent in Spanish.
Ron was a member of the Boston University Law Review and served as projects editor. He is a member of the Hampden County and Massachusetts Bar Associations. He writes and lectures on medical issues for legal and medical groups.
Attorney Kidd is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Massachusetts Super Lawyers in all three of his practice areas.