Michael F. Ram

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in San Francisco, California

Morgan & Morgan
Michael F. Ram
Morgan & Morgan

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Business Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1982

Education: Harvard Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021, 2024

Morgan & Morgan

711 Van Ness Ave
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102 Visit website


Michael F. Ram is an attorney with Morgan & Morgan law firm, and he works primarily out of the firm's law office in San Francisco, California. A top-ranked and award-winning trial lawyer with more than 38 years of experience, Mr. Ram provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Contract litigation
  • Class actions and mass torts
  • Business law and commercial litigation
  • Labor and employment law
  • Overtime and wage disputes

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Ram has served as co-lead counsel in a number of consumer class actions throughout the nation, and he has represented the rights and interests of millions of consumers adversely affected by defective and dangerous products. From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he has assisted numerous business owners with their complex and pressing legal challenges that threaten to undermine their commercial operations.

In addition, Mr. Ram has proven himself a devoted advocate to aggrieved employees who have experienced serious violations of their rights on the job, and he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers for his outstanding professionalism and service. Moreover, he has also received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.

A 1979 magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University with a degree in government, Mr. Ram attended Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1982. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Ram is an active member of the American Association for Justice as well as various other local, state and national legal organizations.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Employment & Labor: Employee, General Litigation, Government Contracts

Focus areas

Class Actions, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Toxic Torts, Wage & Hour Laws

  • 50% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Government Contracts

First Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/michael-f-ram/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • In re Louisiana-Pacific Inner-Seal Litigation, No. 95-cv-879 (D. Oregon)
  • Gold v. Lumber Liquidators, N.D. Cal. No. 14-cv-05373-RS
  • Keilholtz et al. v. Superior Fireplace Company, No. 08-cv-00836 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Cox v. Shell, Civ. No 18,844 (Obion County Chancery Court, Tenn.)
  • McAdams v. Monier, 182 Cal. App. 4th 174, 2010
  • Durnford v. MusclePharm Corp., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 28771, 2018 WL 4938190  (9th Cir. 2018)
  • Fowler v. Wells Fargo
  • Garcia v. Sun West
  • Lowell v. American Cyanamid 177 F.3d 1228 (11th Cir. 1999)
  • Chamberlan v. Ford Motor Company, No. 03-cv-2628 (N.D. Cal.) (9th Cir. 2005)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Mike Co-Authored "New Class Certification Developments in Non-Personal Injury Product Defects/Consumer Protection Cases: Nationwide vs. Statewide Classes and the Role of Choice of Law" with Elizabeth J. Cabraser of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein for the ABA's Ninth Annual National Institute on Class Actions, held in San Francisco on October 7, 2005
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Legal Services Volunteer, Homeless Advocacy Project, Volunteer
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University, B.A. in Government, magna cum laude, 1979
  • Named a “California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers (2006-2019)
  • In 1987 Michael was a co-recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award given by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for a class action on behalf of veterans exposed to radiation.
  • Recipient of the “Trial Lawyer of the Year Award,” Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (1992)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, Lawyers Committee Board
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • California, 1982

Office location for Michael F. Ram

711 Van Ness Ave
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-358-6913


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021, 2024

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