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Larry Ramsey routinely defends corporations in complex civil litigation, including product liability claims, commercial disputes, environmental claims and toxic torts. He has served as lead counsel in over 25 trials in courts throughout California and has presented numerous briefs and arguments to appellate courts throughout his career.

Larry handles complex environmental and toxic tort claims. He recently defended a Fortune 500 company in a six-month trial where a public entity sought groundwater clean-up costs of $200 million due to alleged contamination from PCE, TCE and other volatile organic compounds. Throughout his career, he has defended against personal injury claims due to alleged exposures to asbestos, benzene and chlorinated solvents.

Larry has extensive experience going to verdict, representing electrical product manufacturers in cases involving various commercial and residential electrical distribution products. Additionally, Larry has gone to verdict in the defense of elevators and escalator claims, as well as claims of defects related to agricultural, oil field and food processing machinery.    

Larry has also represented employers in a variety of wrongful discharge and employment disputes. He served as lead trial counsel on behalf of a major chemical manufacturer in case involving a breach of agency agreement. He has also served as trial counsel on breach of trust claims, coverage disputes and wrongful termination matters.

Larry's activities on the Boards of Directors of the California Defense Counsel and Association of Southern California Defense Counsel promote the perspective of corporations and their counsel in California through interaction with the legislature and judiciary.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1976

Professional Associations

    • California Defense Counsel
      —Board of Directors
    • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
      —Board of Director
    • State Bar of California
    • UCLA Alumni Association
    • Hastings Alumni Association

Distinctions

    • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
      —President's Award, 2016
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Southern California Super Lawyers, 2015 — 2017

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Speaking Engagements

  • "Effective Use of Social Media in Discovery and Trial: How to Find It and How To Use It," Panelist, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Hot Topics Seminar, November 2015
  • “Excluding Experts Under Sargon and Preventing Your Experts From Being Excluded," Panelist, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel 54th Annual Seminar, Universal City, CA, March 2015
  • “Successfully Defending the Traumatic Brain Injury Case," Panelist, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel 55th Annual Seminar, Los Angeles CA, February 2015
  • “Courts in Crisis: Judges Speak Out,” Author, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Verdict Magazine, Second Quarter 2009
  • “Balancing Act-Civility in the Legal Profession,” Author, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Verdict Magazine, Second Quarter 2008
  •  “California Defense Counsel-The Advocates of the Defense Bar,” Author; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Verdict Magazine, Second Quarter 2007