Ralph B. Saltsman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Administrative Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Solomon Saltsman & Jamieson
 | 426 Culver Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90293
Phone: 800-405-4222
Fax: 310-822-3512
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Administrative Law (50%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (20%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney with Los Angeles law firm Solomon Saltsman & Jamieson, Ralph B. Saltsman focuses on a wide variety of administrative and appellate law on both state and federal levels. His experience includes land use and zoning, administrative and governmental relations, constitutional law, business litigation, personal injury, products liability and malpractice. He has extensive experience handling matters pertaining to Indian gaming, sovereignty and the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. Mr. Saltsman accepts clients throughout California.

After graduating with honors from the University of Southern California in 1970, majoring in English literature, Mr. Saltsman earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1973. While in law school, he served as a judge in the moot court competition. He is admitted to practice law in California; before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California; the U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He is also a member of the Intertribal Court of Southern California.

Mr. Saltsman's impressive track record has earned him numerous awards and recognitions, including the highest rating of AV Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell, with his peers recognizing him for outstanding legal and ethical practices. He is also known for his work with various media, including the popular show Legal Help Live. He is also the co-creator, co-host and producer of the Emmy Award-winning Cheap Eats and co-hosted It’s Your Call on the issue of homelessness in Southern California. Mr. Saltsman has also written articles for various publications, including the Daily Journal, the Los Angeles Business Journal and Indian Country Today, and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences and seminars.

Mr. Saltsman is a member of various bars and associations, including the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Administrative Law (50%): Licensing

Appellate (30%): Appeals

Land Use/Zoning (20%)

Focus Areas

Licensing, Appeals


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Ralph Saltsman

Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: http://ssjlaw.com/profiles/saltsman/


  • Judge, Moot Court Competition, Loyola Law School
  • Recognition of Service to Student Body, Loyola Law School, 1973
  • Rated 'AV' by Martindale-Hubbell, Highest Rating available for Legal Ability and general Ethics
  • Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers, 2013 Edition
  • Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers, 2012 Edition

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate of Appreciation - Los Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, LA County Bar Association
  • Member, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Intertribal Court of Southern California Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California, 1974

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Student-Faculty Clinical Education Committee, 1972-1973
  • Member, Governing Board of Loyola University-Community Service Program. 1973
  • The Loyola Student Rep. to the Community Legal Assistance Center Executive Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Live Adult Entertainment Seminar, 1995
  • Lecturer, ABC Law and Land Use Planning Seminars, 1993 – 1995
  • Seminar Leader/Instructor, ABC Law Seminars
  • Speaker, IMLA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, 2012
  • Co-Contributing Editor, "Administrative Law, Alcoholic Beverage licensing" (Chapter 18) – 1994 Matthew Bender, Annual updates, ABC and OLCC Licensee Handbooks
  • Co-Author, "Judges Should Not Permit Consultants to Practice Law" Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Co-Author, "Native American Nations Should Set Their Own Liquor-Licensing Rules" – 2003 Los Angeles Journal
  • Co-Author, "Sovereign Indian Nations and California's ABC" – Nov 5, 2003 Indian Country
  • Co-Author, "Who's the Judge? Or, How Those Backroom Decisions Are Made" – 2004 California Beverage News
  • Co-Author, "Extreme Makeover: Identity Upgrades" – 2006 Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Co-Author, "The Wal-Mart Way – The Nation's Largest Retailer Should Inspire Respect Instead of Animosity" – 2006 Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Co-Author, "Indian Casino Liquor: Licensing Impacted by Anti-Indian Forces" – 2006 Indian Country
  • Co-Author, "Into the Cookie Jar" – 2009 Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Co-Author, "Is it an Elephant or a Mouse?" – 2010 Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Co-Author, "Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle?" Indian Intrastate Internet Gaming – January 7, 2011
  • Co-Author, "No Indian Casinos in Los Angeles County? Why Not?" – Indian Country Today, November 22, 2011
  • Co-Author, "In a State of Denial About Pot?" – Los Angeles Business Journal, Feb. 6, 2012
  • Co-Author, "Temporary Judges: Critical Asset During Budget Crisis" – Daily Journal, Sept. 2012

Representative Clients:

  • Dash, Inc. v Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, 682 F.2d 1229, 1982
  • Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (Quintanar) 40 Cal.4th 1, 2006
  • Rondon v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, 151 Cal. App.4th 1274, 2007
  • Chevron Stations, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, 149 Cal. App.4th 116, 2007
  • Board of Police Commissioner v. Superior Court (Chippendales) 168 Cal.App.3d 420, 1985
  • Acapulco Restaurants, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board., 67 Cal.App.4th 575, 1998

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAHonors: Blackstonean Honor Society, 1968 Major: English Literature, 1970
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Office Location for Ralph B. Saltsman

426 Culver Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90293

Phone: 800-405-4222

Fax: 310-822-3512

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Last Updated: 12/8/2018

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