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Ronald B. Schwartz

Ronald B. Schwartz

Senior Member
Newport Beach, California

Ronald B. Schwartz has over 40 years of trial experience with an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the areas of Personal Injury, Elder Abuse & Wrongful Death, Insurance Bad Faith and Product Liability. He has been selected to the National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers. With primary offices in Newport Beach, Mr. Schwartz is known for a variety of consumer verdicts. In representing injured victims of drunk drivers, Schwartz won a 5.3 million dollar verdict arguing a novel theory of civil conspiracy, proving teenagers conspired to party at their parents' homes and then drive.

Mr. Schwartz won a landmark jury verdict in Los Angeles against Sue Bee Honey, which resulted in warning labels being placed on honey containers stating, "Do not feed honey to infants under one year of age." He and his team continue to successfully represent victims of sexual abuse. The Schwartz firm obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for mold-related bad-faith and personal injury claims throughout California.

Mr. Schwartz was voted Top Gun Personal Injury "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Orange County Trial Lawyers. He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2006. He has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America repeatedly. Mr. Schwartz is Past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and a founding member of the Celtic and Jewish Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury, Elder Abuse & Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith and Business Fraud
  • Sexual Abuse

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1970
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Co-Author, California Tort Damages, Chapter on Emotional Distress Damages, CEB - California Torts Damages, 1988
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Forum - Editor, Product Liability, 1983


  • Mr. Schwartz has Lectured for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Nevada Trial Lawyers and at Seminars and Conventions for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys of California (CTLA)

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2010 - 2013
  • Top Gun Personal Injury Trial Lawyer of the year, 2009
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year - OCTLA, 1977
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Presidential "Award of Merit", 1983
  • AV Rated Trial Lawyer Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, 1977 - Present
  • Best Lawyers In America, 2006 - 2013
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2013
  • Orange Coast OC's Top Attorney's, 2007
  • Top Southern California Lawyers as Published in L.A. Magazine, 2007
  • Orange County's Best Lawyers, 2006
  • The Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Robert Banyard American Inns of Court, Master Bencher, 2001 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of CA, 1972 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of CA, Parliamentarian, 1984 - 1985
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 1972 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Past-President, 1977
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member, 1975 - Present
  • Superior Court Arbitrator, Judge Pro Tem, 1979 - 1983
  • Celtic Bar Association, Founding Member, 2001 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, 1972 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee Member, 2002 - 2003
  • Jewish Bar Association, Founding Member
  • Muldoon's Enterprises, Inc. dba Muldoon's Irish Pub, President and CEO, 1975 - Present
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