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Mr. Kaye is a graduate of UCLA Law School and has a Masters Degree from UCLA School of Urban Planning. He taught criminal law both at UCLA and in a seminar to members of the judiciary of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He also led a delegation investigating the murder of Jesuit Priests in El Salvador. Mr. Kaye is a former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild. Before joining Kaye, McLane, and Bednarski, Mr. Kaye was a trial lawyer in the office of the Federal Public Defender for 8 years and worked at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe-where he was on the Christopher Commission, investigating the corrupt practices of the LAPD.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 70%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 27%
    21 years
  3. Personal Injury: 3%
    1 year



Contingent (33-42%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

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    Meghan Blanco Federal crime Attorney
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    I endorse Ronald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP

234 E Colorado Blvd
Ste 230
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Prisoners' Rights AwardsACLU of Southern California2015
100 Top Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal2014
100 Top Lawyers in California -Daily Journal2010
Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)California Lawyer Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Anti-Recidivism CoalitionBoard Member2014 - Present
Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyer's GuildFormer PresidentN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rodriguez v. County of Los Angeles, CV 10-6342-CBM(AJWx)Prevailed in Trial
• Gabriel Carrillo v. County of Los Angeles, et al. CV 12-2608-DSF(PJWx)Settlement
• Thomas Lee Goldstein v. City of Long Beach and County of Los Angeles, et al. CV 04-9692-AHM(Ex)Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Los AngelesN/AMasters Degree1989
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of California - Los AngelesCommunication StudiesOther - Bachelors1983