Ronald E. Ruma practices in the area of civil litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, with emphasis on complex construction, insurance defense and coverage, and professional liability matters. From 1983-1999 he was a licensed Professional Engineer (Civil) in California.
Mr. Ruma has over 30 years of experience in the fields of tort and contract litigation in the insurance, construction, and energy development and production industries. His clients have included owners, contractors/subcontractors, design professionals and suppliers and their insurers, in cases ranging from single injury accidents to large refinery explosions or catastrophic construction failures (e.g., In Re 600 California Street Crane Accident Litigation). He has tried to verdict, and/or handled through appeal, cases involving allegations of bad faith claims handling practices, government contract disputes and injuries or accidents in the building and oil/gas production trades.
Mr. Ruma is a 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a graduate of Michigan State University (M.S. and B.S.C.E.).
Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected Speaking Engagements
•2003 Insurance Law Roundtable, sponsored by ALFA International, Marriott Financial Center, New York, New York, June 4-6, 2003
•What Do You Want from Your Administrators, 2003 Educational Conference, Association of Legal Administrators 2003 Educational Conference, sponsored by Association of Legal Administrators, Grand Hyatt Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, California, May 14, 2003