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Stephen E. Ronk

Partner

(213) 576-5007
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Irvine
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., cum laude, Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, 1992

B.S., Agricultural Management, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1989

Honors

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Employment & Labor and Personal Injury Defense - Products (2007)

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Litigation - Labor and Employment (2020)

Steve Ronk is a trial partner and practice group leader in Gordon & Rees’s Los Angeles office.  He has an active practice focusing on labor and employment litigation and disputes in the civil courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration proceedings. Mr. Ronk’s practice includes counseling organizations on employment practices and defending them in lawsuits involving all types of employment disputes including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, employment agreements, wage and hour class actions, and other related issues.
 
Mr. Ronk is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has tried numerous cases to verdict and has successfully handled civil appeals before the California and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Ronk also has extensive experience in the defense of other civil litigation matters including products liability. This experience includes defending clients in toxic exposure actions as well as the defense of manufacturers of a variety of products including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, stain products, cosmetics and helicopters. Mr. Ronk has also served as a pro bono prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.   
 
 

Admissions

California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals

Memberships

ABOTA 
Los Angeles County Bar Association, including participation in the Trial Attorney Project
International Association of Defense Counsel