Ron Kilgard

New York

1140 6th Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Ron Kilgard is a 40-year civil litigation lawyer. Over a long career, he has handled all manner of civil cases, from routine automobile accidents and two-party contract disputes of no interest to anyone but the parties, to multi-million dollar class actions covered in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. For the last 20 years, Ron has mostly litigated pension plan class actions. Ron helped Keller Rohrback pioneer company stock ERISA litigation in the late 1990s and early 2000s; he was part of the team that obtained settlements of over $265 million in the Enron 401(k) litigation. In 2017, after six years of litigation, Ron prevailed in an action challenging as unconstitutional the cutbacks to the pensions of Arizona state court judges. That same year, Ron began representing pro bono, and is still representing, a client fleeing gang-related violence in El Salvador.

Ron is a Phoenix native. He clerked for the Hon. Mary M. Schroeder, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in 1979-80 and has practiced in Phoenix ever since. He was one of the lawyers who formed the Phoenix office of Keller Rohrback L.L.P. in November 2002.