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 Ronald J. Skocypec

Ron Skocypec

Attorney, Of Counsel

(805) 306-1100 Ext. 117

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Ron is a California attorney who is also licensed as a chemical engineer in California. Ron was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, and Phi Lambda Upsilon, and The National Honorary Chemical Society. After earning an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, Ron was employed for nearly three years as an environmental engineer with Exxon Research and Engineering Company. Ron left Exxon to attend the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, where he received his J.D. degree. During law school, Ron was employed by Fluor Corporation as an engineer in the Environmental Department, working on computer programs to predict the atmospheric dispersion of an LNG spill, as well as preparing an environmental law guide for Fluor's clients.

Ron has represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals in a wide variety of areas, including products liability cases (including motor vehicles and other consumer and commercial products; insurance coverage and insurance "bad faith" suits; construction defect defense; personal injuries; asbestos defense; defamation; invasion of privacy; admiralty; business litigation; and insurance agent, real estate agent and attorney errors and omissions). He also has extensive experience in all aspects of appellate practice and is an experienced trial attorney. Ron tried the first major environmental coverage case for a major insurance carrier in the United States and has successfully handled numerous appeals in both products liability and insurance coverage cases. 

Ron is admitted to the California Bar and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California. Ron is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. At the request of clients, Ron has also litigated on a pro hac vice basis in Hawaii, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, and Texas. Ron is also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and maintains his registration in California as a professional chemical engineer.

In his spare time, Ron enjoys reading and attending concerts, the theater and both college and professional sporting events. Ron is also an avid baseball card collector and has an extensive collection of music, both on vinyl and on compact discs.

Mr. Skocypec can be contacted by phone at (805) 306-1100, extension 117 and via email at