Our Team



The highly-rated attorneys of Ruppert, Bronson, & Ruppert are all active members of local, state and national trial lawyer associations. Moreover, each member of the Ruppert, Bronson, & Ruppert team is committed to serving their community through memberships and positions on various boards and municipal agencies throughout Warren County and the State of Ohio.
 

Barbara J. Bronson

 
Barbara Bronson — Lawyers  in Franklin, OH
 
Barbara has been concentrating in estate planning, probate and real estate law for the past 43 years. Barbara obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Erie College for Women in 1970. She went on to graduate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1973 with a Juris Doctor degree.
She started practicing law in 1973 at James D. Ruppert & Associates, which became Ruppert, Bronson & Ruppert. Barbara was the first female member of the Warren County Bar Association and the first female attorney practicing in Warren County.
 
Barbara served as Chairman of the Lebanon Civil Service Commission from 1987 to 1997, Trustee of the Warren County Foundation from 1997 to present, member of the Warren County Bar Certified Grievance committee from 1995 to 2015 and Chair of the Warren County Bar Association Scholarship Committee from 2005 to present.
She has been married to her husband, Neal, since 1971 and has two children, Michael and Alison, and four grandchildren.
 
 
 
 

Practice Areas

 
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Adoption

Admitted to Bar

Ohio 1973

Education

 
  • Lake Erie College - B.A., 1970
  • University of Cincinnati - J.D, 1973

Email

Secretary/Paralegal

 
Kay Short
 
gkshort@ruppertlaw.com
 
 

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association
    • President 1986-1987
    • Grievance Committee
    • Probate Law Committee

Public Service

 
  • Warren County Law Librarian, 1987-1994
  • Warren County Foundation
    • Trustee
    • Structure Committee Chairman
  • Lebanon Ohio Civil Service Commission, Chairman
 
 

Rupert E. Ruppert

 
Rupert Ruppert — Lawyers  in Franklin, OH
 

Practice Areas

 
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
 
  • Family Law
  • General Civil Practice
  • Domestic Relations
 
  • Traffic
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense
 
 
 

Admitted to Bar

  • Ohio 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education

  • Ohio State University - B.A., 1968
  • Capital University - J.D. 1976

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President of the Warren County Bar Association, 2002

Email

Secretary

 
Anna Williams
 
 
 

Public Service

  • Judge - Franklin Municipal Court, 2006 - Present
  • Assistant to Governor John J. Gilligan, Ohio 1971-1974
  • Assistant to Attorney General William J. Brown, Ohio 1975-1977
  • Assistant Attorney General and Special Counsel to the Attorney General, 1977-1994
  • Legal Counsel and Director, Miami Valley Bank of Southwest Ohio, 1983-1992
  • Member, Franklin City School Board, 1980-1985
  • State Campaign Manager for Senator John Glenn, 1986
  • Trustee, Deardoff Memorial Trust, 1982-present
  • Member & Chair - Joint Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) 1998-2005
  • Franklin Township Trustee, 1995-present
  • Member, Franklin City Pool Board, 1995-2005
  • Member, Franklin City Planning Commission, 1998-2005
  • Member, past/present of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce and Franklin Rotary
 
 

Ronald W. Ruppert

 
Ronald Ruppert — Lawyers  in Franklin, OH
 

Practice Areas

 
  • Personal Injury/Auto and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Family Law
  • Criminal and Traffic/OVI Law
 
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Trial Practice
 
 
 
 

Admitted to Bar

  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio 1989

Education

  • University of Cincinnati - B.A., 1985
  • University of Oregon - J.D., 1988
    • Member - Delta Tau Kappa

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Email

Secretary/Paralegal

 
Anna Williams
 
 

Public Service

  • Acting Judge, Franklin Municipal Court, 1999-2004
  • Board of Trustees - Franklin/Springboro Public Library 1992-1998;
  • President of Board 1994-1997
  • Warren County Bar Association
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee 2005-present
  • Franklin Township Trustee 2006-present
  • Trustee, Conover Health Center, Inc. 2004 - present
  • Joint Emergency Medical Services Board Member 2007 - 2016
  • Franklin City Schools Levy Campaign Co-Chair 2005 and 2010
  • Franklin City Schools Finance Committee 2008
 
 
 
 
 

Rachel M. Ruppert

 
Rachel Ruppert — Lawyers  in Franklin, OH
 

Practice Areas

 
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Family Law
 
  • Criminal Defense and Traffic/OVI
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Practice
 
 
 
 
 

Admitted to Bar

  • Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2010

Education

  • University of Tennessee - B.A., 2006
    • Political Science, Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Toledo - J.D., 2009
    • Phi Alpha Delta, Member

Email

Secretary

 
Kay Short
 
 

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association

Public Service

  • United Way of Warren County, Board Member, 2010 - 2013
  • Franklin Food Pantry, Board Member, 2011-2013
  • Franklin City Schools Board of Education, 2013 - present
 
 

Retired Partners

James D. Ruppert, Esq.

James D. Ruppert — Lawyers  in Franklin, OH