Ron Lester is Of Counsel in the Richmond office of Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C. Mr. Lester began his career representing banks, hospitals and gas companies in the area of commercial real estate as well as spent a number of years working in quality for a national title insurance company in the areas of underwriting and financial accounting.
He then transitioned to in-house counsel for healthcare organizations. In the role of in-house counsel, he oversaw real estate acquisitions and divestitures, as well as provided legal advice and employee training in the areas of policy review and development, employment/labor matters, claims management and risk management concerns. In addition to the provision of legal services, he was project leader or member of the steering committee for operational projects including IT, claims management and reimbursement projects. He was also extensively involved in bargaining of union agreements and grievance handling with national unions representing healthcare employees. From these experiences, Mr. Lester understands the challenges facing healthcare providers in the provision of quality patient care in today’s world and the role of legal services to facilitate the management of legal and regulatory concerns.
Mr. Lester regularly represents hospitals, healthcare organizations and other healthcare providers.
Eastern Kentucky University, B.A.
University of Kentucky, J.D.
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