Ronald Norman – Senior Partner

Ronald Norman represents his clients with a personalized approached and three decades of legal experience in state and federal law to inform his strategies. He has worked on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including wrongful termination, sex harassment and discrimination, in addition to handling cases of whistleblower claims and retaliation. He has pursued many multiparty litigation claims that resulted in multimillion dollar verdicts or settlements.

Practice Areas

Ronald Norman has represented individual and corporate clients in complex and catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, labor and employment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, civil rights, sexual abuse, and other sophisticated civil/business litigation and transactional matters. He has extensive experience in federal and state injury, employment, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, disability, whistleblower, retaliation, administrative claims, mediation, arbitration, and trials as well as experience with FEHA, EEOC and OFCCP claims and arbitration. Ronald also authored and successfully argued Dengler v. Doe 1, the only California appellate decision to extend statutory filing deadlines under C.C.P. §340.1


  • University of San Diego School of Law — J.D. (1982)
  • University of California, San Diego — B.A., with distinction (1976)


  • State Bar of California, Admitted December 1982 (SBN 104752)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts in California

Teaching Experience

  • UC Irvine — Legal Studies-Civil Procedure & Legal Research
  • UC San Diego — Writing & Composition

Authored Appellate Opinions

  • Blackburn v. Superior Court, (1993) 27 Cal.Rptr.2d.204 (Published)
  • In Re Marriage of Hall, (2000) 81 Cal.App.4th 313 (Published)
  • Dengler v. Doe 1, 1st Dist. Court of Appeals, No. A116907 (Unpublished)

Farnell & Norman, PC has been defending the rights of Irvine and Orange County residents for nearly 30 years. Call (949) 553-1300 now to learn more about how attorney Ronald Norman can help you obtain the outcome you deserve.