Ronald J. Eisenberg

Ronald J. Eisenberg

Class actions, contracts, condumer law, and collections
  • Business Law, Collections, Landlord Tenant...
  • Missouri
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Summary

I have represented hundred of parties, both plaintiffs and defendants, in lawsuits in state and federal courts. My favorite cases are class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) targeting senders of annoying and illegal junk faxes, robocalls, and text messages. I have litigated more than 150 class action lawsuits and been appointed as Class Counsel multiple times in federal and state courts. Class actions are great way to level the playing field between consumers and large corporations.

Outside of my law practice, I am an avid marathon runner, having completed more than 50 marathons, including running 100 miles in less than 24 hours, and I also enjoy fishing and global travel.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Consumer Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • TCPA Class Actions
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Contracts
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most representation is on hourly basis, but contingency representation considered for collections and some other areas. Class action representation is on a contingency basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
7th Circuit
8th Circuit
Federal Circuit
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner
Schultz & Associates LLP
- Current
Staff Attorney
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
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Federal Judicial Law Clerk for Honorable David D. Noce
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
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Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
Miami University of Ohio
B.A. (1992) | Political Science
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Honors: Dean's List
Awards
Top Attorney 10.0
Avvo
ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leader
American Bar Association
Award for answering 50+ civil legal questions in 2018 on pro bono basis
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale-Hubbell
2018 Top Rated Litigator
ALM
2018 Pro Bono Wall of Fame
Th Missouri Bar
Recognition for providing 40+ hours of pro bono legal representation during the calendar year.
Top Attorney
Avvo
Rated 10.0 out of a possible 10.0.
Top Plaintiffs Verdict/Judgment $32 Million
Missouri Lawyers Media
Recognized for $32 million judgment in a robocall class action involving more than 3 million calls
Challenge Coin for Pro Bono Service
Attorney General of Missouri
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale-Hubbell
Awarded to fewer than 1 percent of attorneys.
Top Contributor in Class Actions
Avvo
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. AV Preeminent is the highest rating.
Professional Associations
Missouri Bar # 48674
- Current
American Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Ethical Considerations, Real Estate Closings from Start to Finish
National Business Institute
Curing Top Commercial Real Estate Title Defects, Continuing Legal Education and Real Estate Seminar, St. Louis
National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Presented talk on Ethical Considerations
Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law, Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and Settlements Continuing Legal Education Seminar, St. Louis
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Real Estate Litigation in Missouri Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law, Landlord-Tenant Law Update
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law, Landlord-Tenant Law Beyond the Basics
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
255 Questions Answered

Q. We are renting a townhouse and the garage door won't stay closed. Can we terminate the lease?
A: I should publish an article on this type of question because it comes up so often. I don’t mean the garage door issue but rather a tenant who is upset about the condition of the premises and wants to terminate the lease. Here’s my answer. 1. If you and your landlord can come to an agreement to terminate the lease that is ideal. 2. You can move out, get sued, and then raise your legal defenses. If the landlord has an attorney and you don’t hire one you’ll likely lose. If your lease has a one-sided attorney’s fee provision (likely) then you get hit with having to pay your opponent’s reasonable attorney’s fees if you lose. 3. You can hire an attorney and file a declaratory judgment case to ask the court to determine that the landlord has breached the lease such that it should be terminated. You’d better pay rent into the court while the case is pending. 4. You can hire an attorney to try to negotiate a resolution acceptable to you. I hope this helps and that you can avoid litigation.
Q. How do I initiate a hostile land grab
A: Your post is unclear. If you are inquiring about how to file an adverse possession lawsuit, I suggest you get a survey done and hire a good real estate attorney.
Q. If I need a landlord tenant lawyer but I can't afford to pay for the attorney out of pocket. What are my options
A: If you are being sued and lack funds contact Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. If you want to sue your landlord and lack funds, either file suit pro se or find a friend or relative to pay your legal fees (unlikely) or borrow money to pay an attorney. I hope everything works out for you.
Q. I struck a pedestrian with my vehicle and he has passed away. Can I be charged?
A: You can indeed. It sounds like you have some defenses.
Q. What does it mean, cause set for case review and trial setting. Does this mean I have to attend this court date.
A: It means you ought to hire an attorney for your important upcoming trial.
Q. Hello my landlord is taking my husband and I to court and the judge continued our case and said we need to file a
A: There is no custom-fit form. You’ll either need to hire and attorney or educate yourself as best you can and be at a big disadvantage of your landlord is represented by counsel.
Q. I need to postpone my wedding. I asked the weeding venue and they said yes. When asked about forwarding the payments
A: You should have an attorney read the contract and provide you sound advice. You might be obligated to pay the full sum you agreed to pay.
Q. How to get a judgment lien by a roofing company (corporation) removed when the corp. is no longer in business.
A: Interesting legal situation. Perhaps file a motion with the court to have the judgment deemed satisfied. I’m not confident that a court would grant such a motion, however. Research what acts, if any, a dissolved corporation may conduct. For example, may it collect debts owed to it?
Q. How do I determine if a rental property meets health and safety codes?
A: You determine if it meets any codes by identifying the codes and checking with the governing authorities that enforce such codes.
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640 Cepi Dr., Ste. A
Chesterfield, MO 63005
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Telephone: (636) 733-6647