Ranjan A. Lahiri



Ranjan has significant experience in defending a wide range of clients in litigation and pre-litigation claims. Ranjan represents a wide range of clients, including individual homeowners, local businesses, and national companies. Ranjan defends clients in a broad range of claims, including claims involving business and employment disputes, toxic injuries, and construction related issues, and is regularly called upon to defend clients in complex multi-party litigation throughout California. Ranjan also provides consulting and advice to clients on business and employment matters.

Ranjan is part of a team that is retained to monitor and defend high-exposure environmental and toxic tort cases throughout the nation on behalf of several major insurance companies. As part of his responsibilities, Ranjan regularly assists local defense counsel and insurance carriers in evaluating complex liability and medical causation issues, as well as identifying and retaining appropriate defense experts.

Ranjan has appeared in both State and Federal Court and has argued before the California Court of Appeals.

Awards & Accomplishments

Professor Robert and Dolores Simmons Award for Excellence in Environmental Law Practice, Outstanding Environmental Clinic Intern, 2004

San Diego Law Review: Associate Editor, 2002-2003

Judicial Extern, Hon. Ruben B. Brooks of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2002

Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, 1999-2000

Trial & Appellate Results

Defense Verdict Rendered in Favor of WSHB Client in Lawsuit Arising From Business Transaction


Supreme Court Provides Guidance on How to Challenge the Use of Statistical Damages Extrapolations

Litigation Watch: Benzene - New Study Focuses on Benzene Biomarkers - Will Results Impact Litigation?

Contributing Author, Scenes from the Courtroom: Strategies for the Successful Use of Technology in the Courtroom, presented at West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar, May 12, 2005.

Co-Author, New Study Focuses on Benzene Biomarkers: Will Results Impact Litigation, Harris Martin Litigation Watch: Benzene, October 2007.

Author, Understanding the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act, San Diego Defense Lawyer (Spring 2010)

Co-Author, Avoiding Conflicts Under Wrap Policies, DRI: For The Defense, June 2014.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
  • Mold and Water Damage
  • Product Liability
  • Property Management and Tenant Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(619) 849-4909  Phone
(619) 849-4950  Fax
University Attended:
National University, M.S., 1998; University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1994
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2004
Year of First Admission:
2004, California


Member, San Diego County Bar Association

Member, American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Inn

Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Member, DRI

Member, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS), San Diego Chapter


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San Diego, California

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