Ryan D. Saba, Esq.
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Ryan Saba was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1990. Mr. Saba attended the University of California at San Diego and in 1994, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology and a minor in Law and Society. In 1997, Mr. Saba obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Mr. Saba was admitted to the State of California Bar in 1997. Mr. Saba has also been admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.
Mr. Saba’s practice consists of prosecuting and defending individual, class action and mass action claims. He has considerable experience in a wide range of federal and state civil litigation and trial actions, including consumer litigation, employment litigation, women’s rights, complex business and entertainment disputes, catastrophic injury claims, professional responsibility, copyright/trademark, civil rights, maritime, and municipal, landowner and product liability.
In 1999, Mr. Saba began working at the Law Offices of James R. Rosen, P.C., and in 2006, became a general partner in RosenSaba, LLP.
In 2016, California’s premiere legal newspaper the Daily Journal recognized RosenSaba, LLP as one of the top 20 Boutique law firms in the State of California. The Firm is also rated as “Tier 1” by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best law firms in the Country.
Every year since 2002, Mr. Saba has been rated as an “AV” lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the national attorney ranking service. An “AV” rating is the highest rating awarded and indicates an attorney has reached the height of professional skill and excellence. Mr. Saba is also annually recognized in the national Martindale-Hubbell publication of Preeminent Lawyers in America.
Mr. Saba has achieved an AVVO rating of 10 out of 10 “Superb.” Additionally, Mr. Saba is rated in the top 1% of all attorneys rated by AVVO. An AVVO rating is calculated by considering an attorney’s professional years in practice, discipline history, professional achievements, and industry recognition.
In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Mr. Saba was named as a “Super Lawyer” after nine consecutive years (2004 to 2012) as a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
From 2012 – 2016, American Lawyer Magazine named Mr. Saba as one of the “Best Labor and Employment Attorneys” in the nation. From 2014-2016, American Lawyer Magazine named him as one of the “Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation.” From 2015-2016, Mr. Saba was named as one of the “Top Rated Lawyers in Medical Malpractice” by American Lawyer Magazine.
Throughout his career, Mr. Saba has handled complex matters which many times lead to judicial decisions that result in rulings that are regularly used by litigants in future disputes. One example is from 2010, when Mr. Saba was the lead defense counsel in the successful class action California Court of Appeals case entitled Futrell v. Payday California, Inc. (2010) 190 Cal.App.4th 1419, which is a seminal case defining who is liable as the “employer” for purposes of wage/hour claims.
Mr. Saba has authored numerous articles for Practioner Insights which is a Thomson Reuters publication on WestlawNext. In addition, Mr. Saba has authored multiple articles for Practical Law Insight legal resource series published by Practical Law. In 2012, Mr. Saba authored an article entitled “Social Media as Evidence in Legal Malpractice Actions,” which was published in the Advocate Magazine. In 2002, Mr. Saba authored an article entitled, “In the Wake of Saelzler: Surviving Summary Judgment in a Premises Liability Action for Third Party Criminal Acts,” which was published in the Advocate Magazine.
In 2016, Mr. Saba was a speaker at the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Symposium on the topic of “Yours, Mine or Ours? Recent Updates on Joint Employment and Independent Contractor Misclassification Issues in California.” In 2015, Mr. Saba was part of a three person seminar panel for the Orange County Bar Association called “Who’s the Boss? Navigating Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Issues.” In 2014, Mr. Saba taught a seminar called “Modern Ethical Problems: An Examination of Current Technology and Ethical Issues.” In 2013, Mr. Saba was the closing speaker at the 37th annual LAPA continuing education conference, speaking on “Ethical Responsibilities to Preserve and Produce Social Media Content as Evidence.” In 2012, Mr. Saba taught a Continuing Legal Education class for the Beverly Hills Bar Association named “What’s New in Employment Law: A Review of New 2012 Discrimination and Wage/Hour Laws.” In 2009, Mr. Saba taught a seminar called “Look Before You Leap: Life as a Lawyer.” In 2008, Mr. Saba taught “Jurisdiction and Venue” at the U.C.L.A. Extension Legal Assistant Program.
From 2011-2014, Mr. Saba participated in the Los Angeles County Superior Court CRASH Settlement Program as a settlement attorney volunteer.
Mr. Saba’s present affiliations include the American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Jonathan Club, Rolling Hills Country Club, and Manhattan Country Club.
Since 2015, Mr. Saba has been a member of the Honorary Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities.
From 2009-2012, Mr. Saba sat as a member of the Board of Directors for the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Board. From 2011-2012, Mr. Saba served as a member of the Education Committee for the Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles. From 2006-2009, Mr. Saba sat as a member of the Board of Directors for the United States Youth Volleyball League.
In addition to vigorously representing the Firm’s clients, Mr. Saba is devoted to his wife, daughter and two sons.