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:
In addition, David has obtained landmark results in a range of personal injury cases, including:
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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Kyle Scott, Car accident Attorney
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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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers||Daily Journal||2015|
|Personal Injury Attorney of the Year||California Lawyer||2015|
|Southern California Super Lawyers (2006-2014)||Los Angeles Magazine||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Nominated as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" (2007, 2009, 2012, 2013)||Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||2013|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California||Southern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California||Southern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California||Southern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|"AV" Rating (highest rating)||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California||Southern California Super Lawyers||2008|
|The Best Lawyers in America (multiple, consecutive years)||Woodward/White, Inc.||2008|
|Up & Coming Lawyer in California||Daily Journal (California)||2001|
|Partner||Taylor & Ring||2002 - Present|
|Partner||McNicholas & McNicholas||1993 - 2001|
|Associate||Dickson, Carlson & Campillo||1991 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||President||2016 - Present|
|Litigation Counsel of American||Fellow||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Board of Governors, Executive Committee||2005 - 2015|
|American Association of Justice||Member||1993 - 2014|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1993 - 2014|
|Doe Parents v. Confidential Construction Companies||$1,500,000 settlement|
|Corbett v. Confidential Carpet Cleaning Co.||$1,000,000|
|Aubrey P. v. Bonita Unified School District||$2,150,000|
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|The Advodcate||Litigating Childhood Sexual-Abuse Cases||2014|
|The Advocate||Will Your Evidence Jump Through The Hoops Of Admissibility?||2008|
|University of Southern California Law School||Law||N/A||1990|
|University of Southern California||Business||N/A||1987|
|10th Annual Mediation Awareness Week||Benefits of Mediation||2014|
|CAALA 25th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Evidence||2007|
|CAALA 24th Annual Las Vegas Convention||Ethics||2006|
|CAALA 23rd Annual Las Vegas Convention||Ethics & Expert Witnesses||2005|