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Ron Makarem is the founder of Makarem & Associates, a top law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Ron has been practicing law since 1995 and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and judgments for consumer clients across the State.


In 2012, Ron received the distinguished CLAY award for “Attorney of the Year” by

Caifornia Lawyer Magazine for his work on a landmark California Supreme Court case. In 2007, Ron was selected as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” Attorneys in California by California’s largest legal newspaper, The Daily Journal. He was selected by Super Lawyer’s magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in 2011 and 2012, and a “Rising Star” in 2010.


Ron attended the University of Southern California and graduated with honors in 1992 with a degree in Political Science, cum laude. Ron then attended Pepperdine University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1995. In 2001, at the young age of 30, he became a partner at the law firm of Ruben & Jones, later Ruben & Makarem, before starting Makarem & Associates in 2004.


Throughout his entire legal career, he has dedicated his practice to litigating on behalf of the consumer and strives to maintain the public’s respect for the legal profession. Ron is certified by the California State Bar as a Legal Malpractice Specialist, and also holds a Real Estate Broker’s License. A native to Los Angeles, he coaches his daughter’s soccer team during his free time.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 20%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Elder Law: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Hunt Edwin Bonneau

    I endorse this lawyer. Of all the lawyers I have ever endorsed, Ronnie is at the top of the list. He has obtained the largest settlements and verdicts that I have seen, and he does it ethically. Most impressive is that once he takes your case, his entire heart and emotions are yours for the duration of his representation, even if your case makes a turn for the worst. I have seen Ronnie take cases to trial that he knew was a likely loser, because he cared about his clients right to be heard in court. I give my highest endorsement to this lawyer.


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Contact info

Makarem & Associates, APLC

11601 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2440
Los Angeles, CA, 90025


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firm-NOMINEE (2014)U.S. News & World Report2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 AttorneyLA Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Certified Legal Malpractice LitigatorCA State Bar2012
CLAY Award Winner-Best AttorneyCalifornia Lawyer Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers-RISING STAR2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderMakarem & Associates, APLC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Professional Liability AttorneysMember2013 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Association of Southern California Defense CounselN/AN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
AdvocateNovember 2012 Issue - Contributing Writer2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Southern CaliforniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992