Ronald Karz

    Ronald Karz is a veteran lawyer with more than 29 years in practice, and more than 10,000 court appearances. His diverse base of “in the trenches” experience includes serving the public for over 13 years as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, California, and as Senior Attorney responsible for interstate and international support enforcement matters for Santa Clara County, California. He has more than 13 years of experience in inter-jurisdictional law, including interpretation and application of foreign law and court orders from countries as varied as Australia, Germany, Hungary, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Ron’s legal background includes child support enforcement, criminal prosecution, criminal defense, plaintiff personal injury, insurance defense, family law, probate, and elder law. He is an acknowledged expert on the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, and has taught continuing legal education to other attorneys on that subject. . In addition, Ron co-edited a procedural manual for the State of California for determining controlling child and spousal support orders when conflicting orders from different states or countries exist. Working at different times for two of California’s largest Counties, Ron litigated thousands of interstate and international support enforcement cases.

    After leaving public service, Ron supervised new case development for one of California’s premier plaintiff’s firms, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP (KBK).  At KBK, Ron worked directly with the principal partner on development of new cases.  Ron worked on a diverse variety of complex issues, from cases involving compensation for victims of genocide, to consumer class actions concerning deceptive advertising, to employee rights litigation.

    Licenses: California State Bar; United States District Court for Central District of California

    Published Legal Articles:

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: An Exploration of Three Critical Cases

    The Advocate, A Journal of The Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, January 2011, with Brian Kabateck