Ron Park is an attorney admitted to practice in the Courts of Washington, California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ron earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Before joining Friedman | Rubin. Ron spent two years clerking in the federal courts. From 2016-2017, Ron served as a law clerk to the Hon. Josephine L. Staton in the Central District of California. From 2017-2018, Ron served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a law student under attorney supervision, Ron and his clinic partner represented a Chinese national before the Ninth Circuit in an asylum case involving religious persecution. Ron wrote substantial portions of the opening and reply briefs and made the opening argument before the Ninth Circuit.
The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the asylum-seeker in a published opinion: Shouchen Yang v. Lynch, 822 F.3d 504 (9th Cir. 2016).
To contact Ron, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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)
The Ninth Circuit reversed the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) denial of an asylum-seeker’s motion to reopen his 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.
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