Ryan D. Saba
Partner

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rsaba@rosensaba.com

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. 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.  Ryan has been working with Jim Rosen since 1999 and is a founding partner of Rosen“RosenSaba, LLP.

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Successfully prosecutes and defends numerous unfair business practices, consumer, and wage/hour class action claims in various industries
  • Strategically prosecutes and defends complex unfair competition business litigation matters, including obtaining a $3,100,000 verdict for a plaintiff corporation in 2018
  • Prosecutes and defends employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters
  • Has appeared in Federal and State court actions throughout the United States, including California, Florida, New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Arizona, and Nevada.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2016 Top 20 Boutique Law Firms in California by California’s Premiere Legal Newspaper the Daily Journal
  • Each year since 2014, named as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • In 2018 named as a “Best Lawyer” by The Best Lawyers in America Magazine
  • In 2018 named as one of “The West Coast’s Top Rated Lawyers” by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Each year since 2012, named as one of the “Best Labor and Employment Attorneys” in the nation by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Each year since 2014, named as one of the “Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation”  by American Lawyer Magazine
  • Each 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” 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.

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • 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)

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS AND ENGAGEMENTS

  • Honorary Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (2015-Present)
  • 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)

AFFILIATIONS

  • 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
  • Jonathan Club
  • Rolling Hills Country Club
  • Manhattan Country Club

ADMISSIONS

  • 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

EDUCATION

  • 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.