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Ronald Edward Ostrin

Elder law Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Conservatorships, Probate and any matters dealing with the challenges of preserving the dignity and assets of the elder population

    29 years

  2. Trusts

    24 years

  3. Estate planning

    19 years

  4. Probate

    19 years

  5. Wills and living wills

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Law Offices of Ronald E. Ostrin


Law Offices of Ronald E. Ostrin
11377 West Olympic Boulevard.
Suite. 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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Posted by ellin | November 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
client of Ron Ostrin
Ron is an expert in his filed and patiently explained all of my options. He was able to offer much needed advice on how to proceed with my personal requirements and he made himself available when I requested an appt.
Posted by Lisa Goetz-Bouknight | February 27, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Ostrin represents the spirit of jurisprudence. He listened attentively and sensitively to my needs, and he balanced his words with compassion for my personal needs and with professional concern for my legal needs.
Posted by Steve | December 11, 2015
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Ron is thorough, precise, resourceful, and a wonderful communicator. I greatly value his counsel. I know that he always is looking out to cover my back, which is great because I am usually not totally aware of my legal needs. He has been our family lawyer for over 30 years handling employment contracts, wills, and durable power of attorney documents.
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Posted by Maece Seirafi | December 9, 2015
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Accurately reviewed and analyzed prenuptial agreement
Mr. Ronald Ostrin was my attorney to review and analyze my prenuptial agreement prepared by my mediator. His legal assistance and in-depth knowledge of the law, along with his calm demeanor put my prenuptial experience at much ease. He made the necessary edits to clauses in the document by fine tuning the legal language, advised on best legal practices moving forward with marriage, and answered any unclear questions I had about certain laws and rights. Overall my experience was very positive and educational with Mr. Ostrin and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Anita | December 6, 2015
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Ron has given us excellent legal support and advice. He has been available to us whenever we needed him. I would highly recommend him for any bankruptcy or trust issues.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2014
I'm so grateful that he took my case when I didn't have much as I filed for Chap 7. Yes, there were a few typos as I reviewed the schedule. But his overall efficiency made it rather insignificant. He was always friendly, encouraging and helpful, yet prompt, trustworthy and knowledgeable. I owe him a lot. Thank you, Ron.
Posted by David | August 19, 2014
Nice guys finish first...
I used Ron to defend me in a lawsuit. Ron was intelligent, calm, communicative and great defusing emotions while honoring them. I listened to him and trusted him and was very pleased with my result, referring him business when I can, so that others may have the same experience.
Posted by Howard L. | March 25, 2014
I needed to find an attorney that would go the extra distance and be aggressive, while at the same time be creative and effective in communicating with the opposing party (my sister). Ron Ostrin came through with flying colors. He worked nonstop and kept supporting me until the job was successfully completed. He is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2011
Complex Bankruptcy Case
Ronald Ostrin handled a very complex matter for me involving my claim against a Chapter 11 debtor. Not only did the case involve complex plan and disclosure analysis, but also involved an intricate real estate matter and probate in Hong Kong. Mr. Ostrin handled the matter intelligently and efficiently. He was successful in preventing confirmation of what would have been a disastrous Chapter 11 plan for me, and was able to smoothly negotiate an excellent result. His multi-disciplinary background in real estate, probate and bankruptcy enabled him to craft a strategy and implement it at a very cost effective basis, and he was an extremely pleasant gentlemen to work with. He worked collaboratively with me and helped explain to me the intricacies of the bankruptcy system and was able to anticipate and avoid pitfalls. I was very lucky to have such an skillful and personable attorney work for me. I would recommend him to any person or company that needs a smart and tactical attorney for difficult matters.
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Posted by Nicole | April 15, 2011
Highly recommended
Last year, we were in need of legal advice regarding a family matter. With full understanding that our situation was unique and complicated, it was important for us to find an attorney who could help navigate this challenge with patience and compassion. Thankfully, we were given an excellent recommendation the Law Offices of Ronald E. Ostrin.  Mr. Ostrin is extremely well versed in estate and elder law. With many years of experience and a proven record for success, his expertise offers clients the comfort of confidence.  Mr. Ostrin’s dedication to his clients and his ability to adapt and problem solve truly sets him apart from his peers. Mr. Ostrin helped us navigate through a very challenging situation and find resolution in our case. Faced with several twists and turns in our situation over this past year, Ron was continuously proactive in planning for any and all possibilities. He understood and supported our desire to handle our case with great care and he was compassionate, creative and 100% committed  to help us find a "soft landing". In the end he did just that. Skilled in his profession, I would highly recommend Ron to anyone in need of an attorney. His level of knowledge, his commitment to his clients and his attention to detail make him an excellent lawyer. It is his strength of character however that makes him an amazing man.
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Posted by Bryan | April 2, 2011
Great guy. Found him after I consulted with someone else in a different firm, in the same building no less. That first guy took weeks to get back to me even after I paid his retainer. Ron, with his assistant, was able to get to my work rather quickly. Ron knew the in's and out's of what needed to be done, and made it relatively simple to decide what steps needed to be taken.
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Posted by Steven | March 18, 2011
Smart Strategic Legal Representation
Mr. Ostrin provided excellent legal service which yielded a very favorable result in a business partnership dispute. Mr. Ostrin was an excellent communicator to both me as a client and to the "other" side, so I always knew exactly the status of the entire case and the specifics. His strategic assessment of situations large and small gave us the upper hand throughout the entire legal process. Mr. Ostrin brings experience and knowledge to the legal process: he is personable and an exceptionally brilliant attorney.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ronald E. Ostrin
  • 1986 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of West Los Angeles School Of Law
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Member
  • Law Offices of Zegar & Ostrin, PC
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Marc Zegar
  • 1982 - 1986
  • Attorney
  • Meyers, Stevens & Walters
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Associate
  • Booth, Mitchel & Strange LLP
  • 1979 - 1980
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Easabee
  • After initially tenatively ruling otherwise, after a careful presentation of the law and facts, Judge Lasarow reversed himself agreeing that the debtor could not assume an option to purchase real property that called for seller financing.


  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • BruinProfessional
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP)
  • PVP Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Culver City Senior Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • The Best of Culver City
  • Culver City News
  • 2011
  • Rated A+ and Five Stars
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cutting Edge Mediation and Settlement Strategies, Techniques, Hazards and Hints to Help You Close the Deal
  • Mediation Techniques
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Introduction to Bankruptcy
  • 1988
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Ronald
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ron for his skills and reputation in the field of bankruptcy."
Trusts Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ostrin is a true professional. We worked together on an estate plan for a mutual client. He was prompt, detail oriented and very pleasant. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron Ostrin is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients and is dedicated to his work."
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Ostrin for over 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer who cares about his clients and the work that he does for them."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron provided needed expertise and insight which allowed my client to make informed decisions for the best result. Ron is personable and easy to reach. He is very effective and knowledgeable about all areas of bankruptcy practice. His fees were reasonable and appropriate for the work performed. I look forward to working with him on other matters."
Business Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron Ostrin is the lawyer I always recommend when a client or friend is considering filing for bankrutpcy. Ron is excellent at problem-solving, highly competent, user-friendly, practical and fair in his fee. The clients I have referred to Ron invariably call to thank me for the recommendation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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