Ronald Bevins focuses his practice on toxic tort/environmental, employment, construction, real estate, and general business litigation. Throughout his career, he has successfully represented municipalities, manufacturers, distributors, and subcontractors in multi-party litigation. Ron has accumulated considerable experience representing companies who have had toxic tort claims filed against them, working with numerous insurance carriers to manage the high volume of claims against some of these companies facing significant environmental exposure. He has also represented banks, lenders, buyers, sellers, appraisers, and real estate professionals, and has obtained a million-dollar-plus verdict in a trial where he represented a lender in a real estate fraud case.
Additionally, Ron has litigated and participated in the resolution of a wide variety of business disputes for both large companies and smaller, closely-held firms, as well as, construction-related disputes, environmental issues, employment claims, and general strategic planning and counseling in these areas.
- Kummel v. Old World – Secured a defense verdict in a business tort-contract dispute involving approximately $15 million in assets after a one-month trial.
- Millard v. Kent Realty – Successfully secured a unanimous plaintiff jury verdict in favor of real estate investors against a real estate company selling investment properties. The award successfully included $300,000 in punitive damages after approximately a one-month jury trial.
- Security Pacific Mortgage Co. v. Nourian – Successfully secured a plaintiff jury verdict (12-0), including fraud and punitive damages in excess of $1 million.
Ron serves as a member of the Catalina Island Museum Board of Trustees and is the current Board Chairperson. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Consultative School Board for Rosary Academy. In his spare time, Ron and his wife are blessed with four children and a granddaughter, the apple of his eye. He also enjoys Catalina Island, golf, and fishing.