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Ron A. Hertel


Ron A. Hertel received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Florida, and his law degree from College of Law at Florida International University.

Personal History

Ron has lived in Flagler County since age 11, graduating from Flagler Palm Coast High School in 1993. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Florida and began teaching high school mathematics. His hobby of tinkering with computers and their networks led to his quick rise as the chief IT administrator for the University of Florida’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and later to CIO for a large real estate development company. Feeling unchallenged by IT work, Ron entered the College of Law at Florida International University, graduating in the shortest time permitted by the Florida Bar.

Ron’s law career began at a prestigious and aggressive downtown Miami law firm. He returned to Flagler County in 2009 to be closer to his family, to practice law in his hometown, and to serve the local community as it evolves and grows. He joined the firm in 2011 as an Associate, and became a Partner in 2018.

Ron lives in Palm Coast with his wife and four children.

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Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation

Since working as a law clerk while attending law school, Ron’s has focused his practice on litigating civil matters-primarily commercial litigation. Whether engaged in the dissolution of multi-million dollar partnerships, construction and mortgage lien foreclosures, defamation disputes, international trade disputes, or even small claims landlord/tenant actions, Ron has been committed to the efficient, effective, and ethical pursuit of his clients’ interests in a variety of business related disputes.


Since entering the practice of law, Ron has represented clients in both interlocutory and final appellate matters, from the drafting of appellate briefs to oral argument before the courts of appeals.

Contested Probate and Guardianship Cases

Aside from business/commercial matters, Ron has also prevailed in family matters such as contested mental health determinations, guardianships, presumptive deaths, and probate estates.

Corporate General Counsel

Ron’s experience in a wide range of business matters enables him to provide knowledgeable counsel in matters such as contract drafting, including internet “click-thru” contracts, trademark and copyright registrations, condominium and homeowner’s association matters, and document review, to name a few.

Construction Law

Immigration Law


Community Service

  • President-Elect-Flagler and Volusia Counties Bar Association (2013-Present): Ron will assume the office of president of the Flagler and Volusia Counties Bar Association in 2015. In his past and future capacities with the Bar, Ron has sought to bridge the divide that often separates the legal community from the members of the judiciary in an effort to bring greater efficiency and service to the public as a whole.
  • Board Director- Flagler and Volusia Counties Chamber of Commerce Affiliate, Young Professionals Group (2012-Present): Ron assisted the Young Professionals group (YPG) by serving on its board since its merger into the Flagler and Volusia Counties Chamber of Commerce in 2012. As a board member Ron has sought to increase opportunities for both young and future business leaders of Flagler and Volusia Counties.
  • Lecturer – Flagler and Volusia Counties Association of Realtors: Ron has given several lectures before the Flagler and Volusia Counties Association of Realtors (FCAR) as part of an ongoing effort to educate the Realtor community in Flagler and Volusia Counties on changes in the law which affect it.


  • 40 Under 40 Award – Volusia /Flagler Business Journal, 2014
  • Business Person of the Year – Young Professionals Group of Flagler and Volusia Counties, a Flagler and Volusia Counties Chamber of Commerce Affiliate, 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member

We’re Proud to be Involved in the Community

Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant has contributed to schools and other organizations that have made a difference in the community and take pride in portraying an active role in our community. Flagler and Volusia Counties hosts an array of events and we are proud to be a part of many of them!

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