Ryan D. Saba

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Ryan Saba is an accomplished civil litigation and trial attorney. Ryan’s practice consists of prosecuting and defending individual, class action and mass action claims. On the plaintiff side, each year Ryan obtains some of the largest settlements and verdicts.  On the defense side, Ryan is widely considered one of the premiere “bet-the-company” trial lawyers in California.  Ryan has extensive experience in a wide range of federal and state matters, 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, insurance bad faith, landowner, and product liability.  Ryan has been working with Jim Rosen since 1999 and is a founding partner of Rosen“RosenSaba, LLP.


  • Obtained $25,656,686 Jury Verdict in 2020 because of a Dangerous Condition of a Roadway (Largest Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California in 2020)
  • Obtained the #1 Jury Verdict in California in 2018 for Tortious Interference
  • Defended an international corporation as lead counsel and defeated a $1.85 billion consumer class action.
  • Successfully prosecuted a $12,000,000 fraud and RICO claim on behalf of a publicly traded company
  • Rosen“RosenSaba, LLP was named as 2016 Top Boutique Law Firm in California by the Daily Journal
  • Established seminal law in the California Court of Appeals in a case called Futrell v. Payday California defining who is liable as the “employer” for purposes of wage/hour claims.
  • Led a team of multiple law firms in one of the largest civil discrimination actions in San Bernardino history


  • Successfully prosecutes and defends class action and mass action matters for unfair competition, false advertising, consumer, CLRA, employment, and wage/hour class and PAGA claims in various industries
  • Strategically prosecutes and defends complex business litigation matters, including interference claims, trade secrets, slander, false advertising, breach of contract, breach of joint venture, and fraud
  • Aggressively prosecutes and defends employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation matters
  • Prosecutes catastrophic personal injury cases on behalf of victims that have been harmed by government design, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, or negligence of others
  • Prosecutes and defends legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Has appeared in Federal and State court actions throughout the United States, including in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.


  • 2022 Daily Journal “Top Plaintiff Attorneys” in California (only 41 named)
  • 2022 Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers” in the United States
  • 2022 “Top Southern California Personal Injury Attorneys” (only 70 named) by the Los Angeles Times
  • 2022 and 2021 Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers” in the United States
  • Largest Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California in 2020 (3rd largest jury verdict overall in California by Daily Journal; 20th largest verdict overall nationwide by National Law Journal)
  • Largest Tortious Interference Jury Verdict in California in 2018 for (#1 in California by Top Verdict)
  • Top 20 Boutique Law Firms in California in 2016 by California’s Legal Newspaper the Daily Journal (only 7 litigation firms listed)
  • 24th Largest Class Action Settlement in California in 2020
  • Had a Top 100 Jury Verdict in California in 2018 (number 72)
  • Had a Top 50 Labor and Employment Settlement in 2018 (number 23)
  • 2021 “Trusted Advisor” by Southbay Magazine
  • Every year since 2014 named as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Every year since 2019 named as one of the “Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys” in Southern California by America’s Top 100 
  • Every year since 2019 named as “Top Rated Litigator” by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Every year since 2018, named as a “Best Lawyer” in commercial litigation and personal injury by The Best Lawyers in America Magazine
  • Every year since 2019 named as one of “The West Coast’s Top Rated Lawyers” by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Every year since 2012, named as one of the “Best Labor and Employment Attorneys” in the nation by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Every year since 2014, named as one of the “Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation”  by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Every year since 2015, named as one of the “Top Rated Lawyers in Medical Malpractice” by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Every year from 2004-2012 named as a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rated 10 out of 10 “Superb” by AVVO and 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.
  • “AV-Preeminent” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and listed annually every year since 2002 in the publication of Preeminent Lawyers in America. An “AV” rating is the highest rating awarded and indicates an attorney has reached the height of professional skill, excellence and ethics.



  • Trial Lawyers University Live Las Vegas Conference: Picking a Jury/Voir Dire (October 2021)
  • Trial Lawyers University webinar: A Dangerous Condition worth $25.6 million (July 2021)
  • Great Trials Podcast: Episode 124: Tusant v. Hemet (July 20, 2021)
  • Brain Society of California webinar “How to Deal with Common Defenses and Bad Facts at Trial” (2020)
  • 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.” (2016)
  • Orange County Bar Association seminar “Who’s the Boss? Navigating Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Issues.” (2015)
  • “Modern Ethical Problems: An Examination of Current Technology and Ethical Issues.” (LAPA 2014)
  • “Ethical Responsibilities to Preserve and Produce Social Media Content as Evidence.” (LAPA 2013)
  • 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.” (2012)
  • U.C.L.A. Extension Legal Assistant Program seminar called “Look Before You Leap: Life as a Lawyer.”
  • Professor at U.C.L.A. Extension Legal Assistant Program for “Jurisdiction and Venue.” (2009)


  • Honorary Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (2015-2020)
  • Board of Directors for the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Board (2009-2012)
  • Education Committee for the Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles (2011-2012)
  • Board of Directors for United States Youth Volleyball League (2006-2009)
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court CRASH Settlement Program volunteer (2011-2014)


  • American Board of Trial Advocates (for career achievements)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (by invitation only)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • California State Bar
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Jonathan Club
  • Rolling Hills Country Club
  • Manhattan Country Club


  • All California State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California


  • University of San Diego, School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1997)
  • University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (1994)
  • Loyola High School, Los Angeles (1990)

In addition to vigorously representing the Firm’s clients, Mr. Saba is devoted to his wife, daughter and two sons.