Ronald Balter is a partner at Vecchione, Vecchione, Connors & Cano, L.L.P. He has practiced before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board for over 35 years. He brings his knowledge of the strategy used by injured workers to the defense bar to anticipate what steps an injured worker will be taking and to be ready to defend any steps taken by the injured worker to obtain additional benefits. He has handled cases from the initial stages before the Workers’ Compensation Board to arguing cases before the Appellate Division -Third Department.
Mr. Balter has been the co-author of the seminal work on workers’ compensation in New York, the annual New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis) since 2009. He has also presented numerous CLE seminars for the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association since 1989.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association since 1986. From 2004 through 2006 Mr. Balter was the Chair of the New York State Bar Associations Tort Insurance and Compensation Section’s Workers’ Compensation Division. He was by the section with the initial Mary M. Russo – John Sciortino Award for Contributions to the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law in New York State. He was also honored as the section’s District Representative of the Year for 2010 and 2013. He was recognized by the Institute for Jewish Humanities as the Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year in 2005.
He has been inducted into the University at Buffalo’s Athletic Hall of Fame and has had the equipment room in UB Stadium named in honor of him and his family. He was also honored with the Champion of Life Award at the 2018 Dollar General Bowl for his accomplishments in life and his dedication to the Human Spirit.
Mr. Balter has also served the Board of Directors of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association since 2011 as both a director and as an advisor to the President.