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Ruth Rizkalla

Partner

Practice Areas: Mass Torts
Office: Los Angeles

As our newest Partner, Ruth Rizkalla brings significant experience and victories to The Carlson Law Firm’s new Los Angeles office. She has significant experience in complex and mass torts litigations and has represented injured victims involving defective products and dangerous drugs and devices.

Experience on your side

Ruth has spent her almost two-decade career representing those injured through severe negligent acts of large corporations. She has served in multiple leadership positions in several coordinated complex and mass tort proceedings. Over her career, she has been appointed to positions in the following coordinated actions:

  • Judge-appointed Co-Liaison Counsel for Zoloft JCCP 4771
  • Judge-appointed Co-Liaison Counsel for Cymbalta JCCP 4825
  • Judge-appointed Co-Lead Counsel for Xarelto JCCP 4862
  • Judge-appointed Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Member for Pradaxa JCCP 4863
  • Judge-appointed Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Member for 3M Earplugs MDL 2885
  • Judge-appointed Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Member for Elmiron MDL 2973
  • Judge-appointed Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Member for Paragard MDL 2974
  • Judge-appointed Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Member for Acetaminophen – ASD-ADHD MDL 3043
  • Judge-appointed Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Member for Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury MDL 3047

Ruth has spoken and presented at multiple conferences and seminars including:

  • Elmiron MDL; American Association for Justice Education CLE
  • Mass Torts Seminar; American Association for Justice Education CLE
  • 3M Combat Earplugs Hearing Protection – the MDL; Harris Martin Publishing CLE Conferences
  • 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Conference: Military Discovery; Science and Other MDL 2885 Hurdles; Harris Martin Publishing CLE Conferences
  • California Mass Tort and Class Action Conference: The Impact of Daimler and BMS-Plavix ; Harris Martin Publishing CLE Conferences
  • Multi-district Litigation – Navigating the Landmines; Harris Martin Publishing CLE Conferences
  • Acetaminophen ASD/ADHD Product Liability; Harris Martin Publishing CLE Conferences

Ruth has been interviewed and/or featured in several publications including:

She graduated from Santa Clara University in 1998 with her B.S. and from the University of San Francisco with her Juris Doctorate in 2002. During the summer of 2000, Ms. Rizkalla attended the Udayana University School of Law in Bali, Indonesia and during the summer of 2001, she attended the Charles University School of Law in Prague, Czech Republic.

Ruth is admitted to practice in all California state courts, numerous Multi-district Litigation courts, and all California federal courts.

Education

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Juris Doctorate

Udayana University School of Law, Bali, Indonesia

Charles University School of Law, Prague, Czech Republic

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
B.S.

Memberships and Recognitions

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Selected and recognized by the following professional organizations: Super LawyersLawyers of DistinctionBest Lawyers, and Elite Lawyer.
  • Named by Los Angeles Magazine as amongst a group of “Top Attorneys in Southern California”.
  • Awarded The Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award by The State Bar of California for volunteering significant time and expertise on behalf of low-income clients.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

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