David M. Ring
Location: Los Angeles, California
Email: E-mail Me
Dave Ring is a plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyer with many precedent-setting verdicts and settlements. He is nationally recognized as one of the leading victim advocate lawyers representing survivors of sexual abuse and assault. For over 25 years he has represented children and adults who suffered sexual abuse in cases against schools, youth organizations, religious entities and other similar institutions.
Dave also handles major personal injury cases, including wrongful death, serious motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, product liability, premises liability, and civil rights.
Dave’s law firm, Taylor & Ring, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022. The firm prides itself on taking on (and winning) challenging and difficult cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, civil rights, and sexual abuse, harassment, and assault.
Dave has been honored over the years for his trial and litigation skills. California Lawyer named him its “Personal Injury Attorney of the Year." The Daily Journal selected him as one of the Top 30 plaintiff lawyers in California and one of the Top 100 lawyers (of any type) in California. Law Dragon has routinely named Dave as one of the Top 500 lawyers (of any type) in the nation. Super Lawyers selected Dave as one of the Top 10 lawyers (of any type) in Southern California.
Dave is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious organization made up of the best trial lawyers in the country. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Dave’s cases are often high-profile in nature. His cases have been featured nationally on shows such as 48 Hours, 20/20, and Dateline. He has been interviewed by the likes of Barbara Walters and Katie Couric.
Vanity Fair referred to Dave as “California’s go-to attorney for sexual abuse victims” in its story detailing the prestigious Marlborough School (Los Angeles) scandal.
Dave has obtained precedent-setting verdicts and settlements. For example, he obtained a $45 million jury verdict against the County of Los Angeles and its Department of Children and Family Services on behalf of a young girl who was under DCFS supervision yet was repeatedly sexually abused in her home.
Dave represented many men who were victimized as boys by a civilian police employee who worked for the City of Santa Monica. The cases settled for over $100 million.
Dave also represented many adult women who were victimized by the notorious Dr. George Tyndall at the University of Southern California.
He has brought cases against celebrity actors, entertainers and athletes. He represents an important victim in the cases against Harvey Weinstein.
As an advocate of victim's rights, Dave is actively involved in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the nation's largest local association of plaintiffs' attorneys with over 3000 members. He was the president of CAALA in 2016, and has served on the Board of Governors since 2005.
Dave enjoys following big-time trials and has been a commentator on Law and Crime. He has been quoted for his insight on trial strategy by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and other similar publications for trials involving Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos), Robert Durst, and Harvey Weinstein.
Dave enjoys tennis, (trying to) golf, and the Rams, Lakers and Dodgers.