Ronald W. Makarem

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Makarem & Associates
 | 11601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2440
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-312-0299
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Consumer Law (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Arabic
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Makarem & Associates, Ronald W. Makarem provides dedicated legal representation to people living in Los Angeles, California. He regularly handles cases involving the following matters: professional liability plaintiff cases, consumer law and products liability, employee plaintiff litigation, wage and hour class actions, complex business litigation, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, personal injury and real estate litigation.


Mr. Makarem received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from The University of Southern California in 1992, graduating cum laude. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1995.


Over the course of his career, Mr. Makarem has committed himself to advocating on behalf of consumers. His notable successes include obtaining a judgment in excess of $2 million on behalf of clients who were victims of legal malpractice and certifying a wage and hour class action lawsuit against DHL International GmbH. Mr. Makarem also negotiated an undisclosed settlement on behalf of a television writer who filed a lawsuit involving the reality television show, “The Apprentice,” NBC Universal, Donald Trump and television producer, Mark Burnett.


Mr. Makarem is certified as a legal malpractice specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has received several honors, including the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year award from California Lawyer magazine. Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Makarem. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, serving on its Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, and the Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California. Mr. Makarem also serves on the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles’ Education Committee.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (40%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Professional Liability (40%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Consumer Law (20%)

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010

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About Ronald Makarem

Admitted: 1995, California

Professional Webpage:


  • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm Nominee, 2013
  • Top 100 Attorney in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2013
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, 2013
  • Top 100 Attorney, SuperLawyer, 2013
  • Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2012
  • CLAY Attorney of the Year, California Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • Rising Star-Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2010
  • Top 20 Under 40 in California, Daily Journal, 2007
  • Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist by CA State Bar, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
  • California, 1995
  • Order of the Barristers (Former Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Former Member)
  • National Academy of Elder Abuse Attorneys (Former Member)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2007 – 2008 (Member, Professional Rules and Ethics Committee)
  • Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California – AALASC (2009 – Present Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – CAALA, (1997 – Present Member, Education Committee) 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • In 2011, Ron defended Splash News & Picture Agency in a lawsuit brought by a woman claiming her right of privacy was invaded when she was videotaped with Heath Ledger at a SAG Awards after-party
  • In 2011, he certified a large wage and hour class action against DHL
  • $2.53 million judgment for his clients – victims of an attorney’s unreasonable billing practices and legal malpractice
  • Undisclosed settlement for a reality-television writer in the high-profile case against Donald Trump, NBC, and reality-television producer Mark Burnett regarding the hit-television show “The Apprentice”
  • $2.6 million settlement in a legal malpractice case against the law firm of Skadden Arps – one of the most prominent law firms in the world
  • In 2010, Ron argued before the California Supreme Court an important case relating to the mediation privilege – Cassel v. Wasserman, Comden

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1992
Office Location for Ronald W. Makarem

11601 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2440
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-312-0299


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Last Updated: 8/24/2018

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