At Wilton Law & Mediation, the entire staff works as a team to support and defend those who feel they have a claim against their employer. They recognize that when a person or company needs legal advice or representation, there is a problem that needs to be resolved. The next step is to speak to an attorney with the knowledge and expertise necessary to successfully resolve the issue. Attorney Ronald Wilton is that person!
Mr. Wilton brings over 31 years of legal experience to the table and treats each client personally and professionally. His multi-area practice insures the best representation for each of his clients.
Contact Wilton Law & Mediation today If you require legal assistance with any of the following:
Labor & Employment
The attorneys at Wilton Law & Mediation offers their clients the kind of service they are looking for, an aggressive law firm with honesty, and integrity, a reputation for success and an attorney that can be trusted to do what is best for the client.
Mr. Wilton has worked from the same Encino location in the heart of the San Fernando Valley since 1985 and has litigated cases and represented clients in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Kern, Sacramento, and Marin Counties.
Call Wilton Law & Mediation today at 818-732-8000 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Ronald D. Wilton has been a civil litigator since 1981. He primarily represents clients in cases involving serious personal injury, employment issues, and general civil litigation. After working for four years at a prominent personal injury defense firm, he was a founding partner of Schwartz & Wilton. The partnership grew, as did the scope of his practice. He primarily represented individuals either injured or seeking help with employment, contractual or business matters. He also devoted a significant percentage of his practice to the representation of employers, financial institutions, insurance companies, and third-party administrators and adjustment companies. It was during this time that he developed the signature ability to practice from both sides of the field. Mr. Wilton left the partnership in 1992 to form his own firm.
Mr. Wilton continues to litigate from both sides of the proverbial fence. Clients benefit from his knowledge of the tactics and techniques used by the other side. Mr. Wilton is justifiably proud of the fact that most of his clients, even many from over 31 years ago, continue to return to him whenever they have a legal problem. They find his personal attention to detail and his desire to obtain the best results totally unique in an increasingly impersonal profession where assistants, paralegals, and associates communicate with the client while the attorney is often last seen at the initial consultation.
Ronald D. Wilton takes a personal interest in all of his clients. His overriding policy is to treat his clients as he would like to be treated. That means placing the interest of his clients before his own at all times. Attorney’s fees are never an impediment to a successful case resolution. Many times Mr. Wilton has taken on a cause or a case other attorneys rejected, with very positive results.
Mr. Wilton has also taken an active interest in finding ways to help others resolve their claims. Years ago, he initially worked as an arbitrator receiving assignments from the Los Angeles Superior Court. Now, he has opened his own mediation practice offering his time to help resolve litigated and non-litigated matters.
As a mediator, Mr. Wilton utilizes insights gained from his three decades of diverse legal experience as well as his ability to reduce conflict and facilitate communication, to help persons find a common ground and resolve their differences.
Pregnancy Discrimination – Represented a young woman dismissed from a private Nursing School just before graduation because she was pregnant. Although the owner of the school denied the assertion and claimed the termination was for the student’s own health protection, Mr. Wilton was able to establish through multiple depositions, discovery, and investigation that the expulsion unlawful and constituted pregnancy discrimination. The case was settled just before trial for a substantial sum that allowed the client the opportunity to obtain other vocational training.
Wrongful Termination – Retaliation – Represented a former employee of a cosmetics company working as a chemist who claimed she was terminated in retaliation for having complained her supervisor sexually harassed her. Although the facts did not support a claim of sexual harassment, Mr. Wilton was able to establish through multiple depositions and investigation that the company’s excuse that she did not “get along” with people was a pretext for retaliation and that the company had, in fact, fired her because she complained she was harassed. The employee received a substantial settlement and was able to use the money to change her career.
Wrongful Termination – Sexual Harassment – Represented a southern California employer against claims made by a former masseuse that she was the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, and was wrongfully terminated. She also sought punitive damages against the company. Mr. Wilton was able to establish through depositions and investigation that no harassment or discrimination occurred and that the termination was lawful and appropriate. The Court granted Mr. Wilton’s motion for Summary Judgment and entered judgment against the employee. Not only did the client not pay any money to the former employee, Mr. Wilton obtained a court order compelling the employee to reimburse the employer for its litigation costs.
Wrongful Termination – Breach of Contract – Represented a southern California employer against claims made by a former employee that he was wrongfully terminated in violation of an employment contract he claimed prohibited termination without cause. Mr. Wilton was able to establish the “at-will” characterization of his employment set forth in the Labor Code was not superseded and that the employer correctly followed their own progressive discipline policy to reach a decision to terminate him. The Court granted Mr. Wilton’s motion for Summary Judgment. Mr. Wilton then successfully defended the appeal to the California Appellate Court, which upheld the lower court’s entry of judgment. The client did not pay any money to the former employee.
Trespass- Damage to Trees - Represented Calabasas homeowners who discovered several of their oak trees, protected by Municipal Ordinance, had been deliberately cut down or damaged by a neighbor with a chainsaw who had unlawfully trespassed on their property. The neighbor asserted he was only acting on behalf of an upslope landowner who was seeking an improved view and was frustrated by the local homeowner’s association and the City, who refused to allow her to force Mr. Wilton’s clients to prune the trees. Although the defendants asserted the trees were of little value, Mr. Wilton retained a licensed arborist to establish the trees’ true worth and prepared the case for trial. It settled as trial commenced and the clients received a sizeable sum for the loss of the trees.
Real Estate – Negotiations with Municipality - A commercial landowner approached Mr. Wilton with a serious problem; the City of Downey was on the verge of arresting him for alleged multiple code violations resulting from the condition of his property. The client was unsure what work needed to be done, and how to respond to avoid criminal prosecution. Mr. Wilton immediately assumed all communication with the City Attorney’s Office, the Code Enforcement Officer, and the Departments of Planning and Building, and established a rapport that lead the City to cooperate with the Client’s efforts to institute needed improvements to the property. He counseled the Client how to comply with the City’s requests and worked with the both to ensure mutual satisfaction. After several years, the property was substantially improved, code violations had been cured, and the City was no longer seeking to prosecute the Client.