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Ryan D. Saba was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1990. Mr. Saba attended the University of California at San Diego and in 1994, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology and a minor in Law and Society. In 1997, Mr. Saba obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.


Mr. Saba is a general partner in Rosen Saba, LLP.   The firm is rated as a Tier 1 (highest) ranked law firm by U.S. News & World Report.


Mr. Saba was admitted to the State of California Bar in 1997. Mr. Saba has also been admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.


Mr. Saba's practice consists of prosecuting and defending individual, class action and mass action claims.  He has considerable experience in a wide range of federal and state civil litigation and trial matters, including consumer litigation, employment litigation, women's rights, complex business and entertainment disputes, catastrophic injury claims, professional responsibility, copyright/trademark, civil rights, maritime, and municipal, landowner and product liability.


Mr. Saba is rated 10 out 10 "Superb" by AVVO, which is the highest rating available.  He is also considered in a "Top 1%" of all attorneys.


Every year since 2002, Mr. Saba has been rated as an "AV" lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the national attorney ranking service. An "AV" rating is the highest rating awarded and indicates an attorney has reached the height of professional skill and excellence. Mr. Saba is also recognized in the national Martindale-Hubbell publication of Preeminent Lawyers in America.


In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Saba was named as a "Super Lawyer" after nine consecutive years (2004 to 2012) being named as a "Southern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine.


From 2012 - 2015, American Lawyer Magazine named Mr. Saba as one of the "Best Labor and Employment Attorneys" attorneys in the nation.  In 2014 and 2015, American Lawyer Magazine named him as one of the "Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation."  In 2015, American Lawyer Magazine named him as a "Top Rated Medical Malpractice" lawyer.


Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 25%
    19 years
  2. Ethics: 20%
    19 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    19 years
  4. Employment: 20%
    19 years
  5. Advertising: 15%



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Rosen Saba, LLP

9350 Wilshire
Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 1%Avvo2015
Top Rated Lawyers in Medical MalpracticeAmerican Lawyer Magazine2015
Top Rated Lawyers in LitigationAmerican Lawyer Magazine2015
Top Rated Lawyers in Labor and EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Employment LawyersAmerican Lawyer Magazine2014
Best LitigatorsAmerican Lawyer Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best Employment LawyersAmerican Lawyer Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Employment LawyersAmerican Lawyer Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Southern California Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Southern California Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Southern California Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Southern California Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Southern California Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Southern California Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV (Highest) RankingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRosen Saba, LLP2006 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of James R. Rosen1999 - 2006
AssociateMcNicholas & McNicholas, LLP1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers CharitiesHonorary Board Member2015 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles chapter)Member2014 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember1997 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationApproved Panel Member for ReferralsN/A
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesEducation Committee Member2011 - 2012
University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Board of DirectorsBoard Member2009 - 2012
United States Youth Volleyball LeagueBoard Member2006 - 2009
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1997 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe Motocyclist v. Roe CompanySettlement/Verdict for $2,125,599.50
Gomez v. Atantic Richfield Company (ARCO)Defense Verdict
Doe v. Roe$4,200,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practical Law InsightHostile Work Environment Race Based Harassment in California2014
Practical LawThird Party Beneficiary's Right to Sue2014
WestlawNext Practicioner InsightsTo establish a prima facie case of wrongful discharge under the ADEA, a covered employee must show that the employee was qualified but replaced by someone of comparable qualifications who was substantially younger2013
WestlawNext Practicioner InsightsTo recover for breach of contract, claimant must prove the existence of the contract, claimant's performance thereunder, the other party's breach, and damages2013
WestlawNext Practicioner InsightsProving a contract is unconscionable requires the claimant to demonstrate procedural and substantive unconscionability2013
Westlaw Next Practicioner InsightsTo have standing to sue for breach of contract as a third party beneficiary, the contract must express intent to benefit the third party2013
WestlawNext Practitioner InsightsA choice-of-law provision in a contract is generally enforceable2013
Practitioner Insights by Thomson ReutersPaternity leave is covered by the FMLA2013
WestlawNext Practicioner InsightsImpossibility is a valid defense to a breach of contract claim2013
WestlawNext Practicioner InsightsMany common day-to-day activities and major bodily functions are considered "Major Life Activities" for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)2013
Practical Law InsightCalifornia Insights: Tortious Interference with Contracts2013
Practitioner Insights by Thomson ReutersParty is liable for breach of contract due to failure of consideration when the party withholds performance of the contract terms2012
Practitioner Insights by Thomson ReutersEmployer is liable for an employee's intentional or criminal act where the act was within the scope of the employee's employment.2012
Practitioner Insights by Thomson ReutersEmployers are liable for a hostile work environment based on race under Title VII2012
Practitioner Insights by Thomson ReutersTortious interference with contract occurs where one has knowledge of the contract and intentionally procures a breach thereof2012
AdvocateSocial Media as Evidence in Legal Malpractice Actions2012
AdvocateIn the Wake of Saelzler: Surviving Summary Judgment in a Premises Liability Action for Third Party Criminal Acts2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - San DiegoN/ABA1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Labor and Employment SectionWho is the boss? Navigating Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Issues2015
LAPA Litigation Section MCLE SeminarModern Ethical Problems: An Examination of Current Technology and Ethical Issues2014
37th Annual LAPA Continuing Education ConferenceEthical Responsibilities to Preserve Social Media Content as Evidence2013
Barrister's WorkshopWhat is new in California Employment Discrimination and Wage and Hour Laws for 20122012
UCLA ExtensionLook before you Leap: Life as a Lawyer2009
UCLA Legal Assistant ProgramCivil Jurisdiction and Venue2008