Ron was born in Springfield, Illinois, 1950; graduated in 1972 from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in Political Science, with High Honors. He was an Edmond James Scholar. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1975. He has practiced law for 45 years and is a partner in the firm of SOKOL & MAZIAN. He is a former president of the Southwest Bar Association (SWBA) of Cook County and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He concentrates his practice in real estate (including residential and commercial), commercial transactions (including buying and selling of businesses), preparation of wills, representation in probate proceedings, revocable trusts, and powers of attorney.