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David McDonald Ring

David McDonald Ring

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents, Brain Injury, Child Abuse, Trucking Accident, Motorcycle Accident

About Me

David Ring is a nationally renowned plaintiff's personal injury trial attorney and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of seriously-injured individuals or families who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident.  For more than 20 years, he has represented victims of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, assault, molestation and sexual misconduct in cases against a variety of employers and entities, including schools, churches and youth organizations. He prides himself on providing aggressive, yet compassionate representation for children who have been sexually abused and women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted.


He also handles other major personal injury cases, including wrongful death, serious motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, product liability, premises liability, and employment actions involving discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.


David has consistently been included on the prestigious list of The Best Lawyers in America, and is named to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers as well as to its "Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California" list for several consecutive years.


David's representative results against schools and school districts on behalf of child victims, include:



  • $10.8 million jury verdict against a school district on behalf of teenage boy who was sexually abused by a teacher.

  • $6.75 million settlement on behalf of several boys who were abused by their fourth grade teacher.

  • $5.6 million jury verdict against a school district on behalf of a 14-year-old girl who was manipulated into engaging in a sexual relationship with her high school teacher.

  • $4.5 million jury verdict against a school district on behalf of two young girls who were sexually abused by their third grade teacher.

  • $3.5 million settlement for several children in the high-profile LAUSD / Miramonte School case in which Mark Berndt fed tainted cookies to students.

  • $3 million settlement against a school district on behalf of a special needs student who was sexually harassed and assaulted by another student.

  • $3 million settlement against a school district on behalf of a 13-year-old girl who was sexually manipulated and exploited by her middle school teacher.

  • $1.35 million settlement for a 14-year-old boy who was bullied by other students at a Los Angeles middle school.


In addition, David has obtained landmark results in a range of personal injury cases, including:



  • $18.6 million jury verdict on behalf of an injured motorcycle rider who was struck by a negligent driver.

  • $4.3 million settlement on behalf of a man who suffered brain damage after being struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk.

  • $3.25 million settlement for a woman injured in a Metrolink train crash.

  • $2.4 million settlement for the parents of an adult disabled son who was struck and killed by an out-of-control car.

  • $1.8 million verdict on behalf of a sales executive who was terminated because of his age.


Also a fierce advocate of consumer rights, David is actively involved in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the nation's largest local association of plaintiffs' attorneys in Southern California. He has served on the Board of Governors since 2005, as well as the Executive Committee. In 2016, he will become the President of the 2,500-member organization. David has been nominated by CAALA as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013. He is also a frequent speaker and former co-chair of CAALA's Annual Convention. In addition, David is an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).


David's high-profile cases generate a tremendous amount of media interest.  He has appeared on The Katie Couric Show and The View, where he was interviewed by Barbara Walters regarding the YouTube case he is handling in which his adult client, Jamie, confronted her former teacher on a phone call and the teacher admitted to sexually abusing Jamie when she was 13 years old.  Jamie posted the phone confrontation on YouTube and it went viral, leading to international media coverage.  The perpetrator was subsequently arrested and charged with serious crimes of sexual abuse of a minor.


David graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1987 and "Order of the Coif" (top 10% of his class) from University of Southern California Law School in 1990.


When not watching his two young sons play sports, David enjoys playing tennis and attending Laker games.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    24 years, 200 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Brain Injury: 15%
    24 years, 100 cases
  4. Car Accidents: 15%
    24 years, 400 cases
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Kyle Joseph Scott

    I endorse this lawyer. David Ring is a personal injury attorney that helps people that have been severely impacted by the incident in which they were injured. I worked with David Ring when he represented four students that were molested by their elementary school teacher. I represented two other students who were also molested by that teacher. Mr. Ring did a great job for his clients and continues to obtain excellent results for injured parties, especially in the area of molestation.

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    Kyle Scott Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Martin Paul Weniz

    David is a first rate trial attorney who consistently obtains large outstanding verdicts for his clients. Highest endorsement!

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    Martin Weniz Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Taylor & Ring

10900 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA, 90024-6535

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199005/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 25 Plaintiff LawyersDaily Journal2015
Personal Injury Attorney of the YearCalifornia Lawyer2015
Southern California Super Lawyers (2006-2014)Los Angeles Magazine2014
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Nominated as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" (2007, 2009, 2012, 2013)Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2013
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
"AV" Rating (highest rating)Martindale-Hubbell2008
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
The Best Lawyers in America (multiple, consecutive years)Woodward/White, Inc.2008
Up & Coming Lawyer in CaliforniaDaily Journal (California)2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTaylor & Ring2002 - Present
PartnerMcNicholas & McNicholas1993 - 2001
AssociateDickson, Carlson & Campillo1991 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors, Executive Committee2005 - 2014
American Association of JusticeMember1993 - 2014
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1993 - 2014
Litigation Counsel of AmericanFellowN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mallabo v. Wan Hai Lines$18.6 million verdict for the injured motorcyclist
William S. v. Bonita Unified School District$10.8 million verdict for victim of sexual abuse
6 Boys v. Ocean View School District$6.75 million settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The AdvodcateLitigating Childhood Sexual-Abuse Cases2014
The AdvocateWill Your Evidence Jump Through The Hoops Of Admissibility?2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawN/A1990
University of Southern CaliforniaBusinessN/A1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
10th Annual Mediation Awareness WeekBenefits of Mediation2014
CAALA 25th Annual Las Vegas ConventionEvidence2007
CAALA 24th Annual Las Vegas ConventionEthics2006
CAALA 23rd Annual Las Vegas ConventionEthics & Expert Witnesses2005