Ron Park is an attorney admitted to practice in the Courts of Washington, California, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He litigates cases at both the trial and appellate level in both state and federal courts and regularly works with other attorneys on cases located all over the United States. Ron primarily handles cases involving serious personal injury, products liability, medical negligence, and toxic torts.
Before joining Friedman | Rubin, Ron served as a law clerk to the Hon. Josephine L. Staton at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
California ● Washington
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Note, Is the Political Question Doctrine Jurisdictional or Prudential?, 6 UC Irvine L. Rev. 255 (2016)
When Racism Affects Legal Representation, WSAJ Trial News (Dec. 2018)
Avoid 12(b)(6) Dismissal – Tell Client’s Story, WSAJ Trial News (May 2019)
A Sea Change in the Failure to Enforce Exception to the Public Duty Doctrine, WSAJ Trial News (May 2020)
Board of Directors, 2019-Present
Editorial Board, 2018-Present
Washington State Association for Justice
Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2017-2018
Judge Josephine L. Staton, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2016-2017
Shouchen Yang v. Lynch, 822 F.3d 504 (9th Cir. 2016) (Oral argument). The Ninth Circuit reversed the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) denial of asylum-seeker’s motion to reopen case and held that because the BIA cannot make adverse credibility determinations in denying a motion to reopen, the BIA also cannot apply the maxim “falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus” to deny motions to reopen.
Soucy v. Gilbertson, 14 Wash. App. 2d 1016 (2020) (Oral argument). The Washington Court of Appeals, Div. I, reversed the trial court’s refusal to instruct jury on res ipsa loquitur, held that a jury could infer chiropractor negligence when there is an injured patient and all experts agree the injury could not have occurred absent the chiropractor’s negligence, and ordered a new trial.
University of California, Irvine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2008
Peace Corps Volunteer, Nicaragua, 2011 to 2013, fluent in Spanish