Ron Makarem

Top rated professional liability attorney in Los Angeles, California

Makarem & Associates
Ron Makarem
Makarem & Associates

Practice Areas: Professional liability, Employment litigation, Consumer law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1995

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010

Makarem & Associates

11601 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2440
Los Angeles, CA 90025 Visit website


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

Professional liability: plaintiff, Employment litigation: plaintiff, Consumer law

Focus areas

Legal malpractice, Professional malpractice - other, Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Employment law - employer

  • 40% Professional liability: plaintiff
  • 40% Employment litigation: plaintiff
  • 20% Consumer law

First Admitted: 1995, California

Professional Webpage:

  • $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 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
  • 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”
  • 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
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2007 – 2008 (Member, Professional Rules and Ethics Committee)
  • Order of the Barristers (Former Member)
  • California, 1995
  • Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California – AALASC (2009 – Present Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Former Member)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – CAALA, (1997 – Present Member, Education Committee) 
  • National Academy of Elder Abuse Attorneys (Former Member)
  • Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2012
  • Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 
  • Top 100 Attorney in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2013
  • Rising Star-Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2010
  • Top 100 Attorney, SuperLawyer, 2013
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm Nominee, 2013
  • Top 20 Under 40 in California, Daily Journal, 2007
  • CLAY Attorney of the Year, California Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 out of 10.0, 2013
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist by CA State Bar, 2012

Office location for Ron Makarem

11601 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2440
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-312-0299


13 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010

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