Ronald H. Batty

Ronald H. Batty

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ron focuses his practice on municipal law, with a special interest in land use and zoning matters, tax increment financing, and development and redevelopment. He is city attorney for the cities of Lauderdale (since 1986), Medina (since 1987), Cokato (since 2002), Minnetrista (since 2003), St. Paul Park (since 2008) and Maplewood (since 2016). In addition, he represents the Robbinsdale Economic Development Authority, the Cottage Grove Economic Development Authority and the Chanhassen Economic Development Authority.


Areas of Practice

  • Economic Development and Redevelopment
  • Land Use Law
  • Local Government Law

Past Employment Positions

  • City of New York, City Planner, 1973 - 1975
  • United State Department of Justice, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • City of Minnetonka, City Planner, 1980 - 1984


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctor - 1979
  • Hunter College of the City of New York, New York, New York
    • Masters of Urban Planning
    • Honors: Weintraub Fellow
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1973
    • Major: Political Science and Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, Member