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Taylor & Ring, an award-winning Los Angeles-based trial law firm, represents plaintiffs across California in high-profile civil rights, personal injury, wrongful death, and sexual assault, abuse and harassment matters. Accomplished trial lawyers John C. Taylor and David M. Ring have decades of experience protecting the rights of seriously injured victims or families who lost a loved one in a tragic accident. With more than 100 jury trials and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, Taylor & Ring knows what it takes to successfully represent victims.

The firm’s attorneys bring a strategic and aggressive approach to the courtroom, while maintaining the highest professional standards of ethics and reliability in the representation of clients. The attorneys have received numerous prestigious honors and recognition for their work, including The Best Lawyers in America, Southern California Super Lawyers, Lawdragon’s “Top 500 Plaintiff Lawyers in the US”, “Trial Lawyer of the Year”, and many more.

Practice areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Sexual Abuse, Assault and Harassment
  • Discrimination & Wrongful Termination
  • Police Misconduct

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Taylor & Ring is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Los Angeles
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

About Our Clients

Taylor & Ring represents a range of clients in personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault and employment litigation matters. The firm's clients come from all walks of life and live all over the United States and Mexico. Specifically, the firm represents:
  • Those injured in car, motorcycle or truck accidents.
  • Children who were sexually abused or women who were sexually assaulted.
  • Those who were hurt while working at a construction site, in an industrial setting, or while walking on someone's property that had a hidden, dangerous condition that caused a fall.
  • Elderly people who suffer bed sores in nursing homes due to nursing home neglect.
  • Families whose husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter was somehow tragically killed.
  • Employees who have been targeted for discrimination, sexual harassment or an unfair firing from their job.


Metro Rankings

Los Angeles
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Southern California Super Lawyers "Top 100 Lawyers"
  • The Best Lawyers in America¬©
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Lawdragon "500 Leading Lawyers in America"
  • Southern California Super Lawyers "Top 10"

Main Location

Manhattan Beach, CA
1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 360
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
United States
310-209-4100 Call our Manhattan Beach, CA location at 310-209-4100 Get Directions Get directions to our Manhattan Beach, CA location

Management and Personnel

Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.

$45.4 million jury award - “F.M.”, a minor, was repeatedly assaulted by as many as 15 different men between 2010 and 2012. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of Los Angeles County was aware of the evidence that F.M. was living with a convicted child molester, yet did nothing. This was the #8 award in the State of California for the year.

$42.6 million settlement - Dozens of teens were sexually abused by Eric Uller, a former PAL volunteer and Principal Technology Analyst with Santa Monica’s Information Systems Department. The firm represented 6 of the 24 victims who filed suit against the City of Santa Monica, which covered up Uller’s abuse.

$25.3 million verdict - A 13-year-old boy was abused almost daily by a supervisor at the Westerly School in Long Beach, California. Despite suspicions of abuse by one former employee, and incidents involving other teachers, none of this behavior is ever reported to the police.

$18.6 million verdict - A company president allowed his wife to drive the company-owned vehicle four days after the wife failed DMV road exam; wife then caused serious accident injuring a motorcyclist. Mallabo vs. Wan Hai Lines (America)

$14 million settlement - Two adult women were sexually abused by their middle school teacher recovered the largest "per victim" settlement in the nation: $7 million each. Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 v. Moraga School District

$14.4 million verdict - Improperly serviced asphalt truck caused chain collision on freeway; two died and a surviving passenger suffered brain damage.

$13 million verdict - 42-year-old truck driver rendered paraplegic after a defective forklift toppled over on top of him while he was making a delivery.

$10.8 million verdict - A boy sexually abused by teacher off school premises. School district previously received anonymous letter warning that teacher was acting improperly with boys. William S. vs. Bonita Unified School District

$8.75 million verdict - An unarmed 29-year-old man shot to death by Los Angeles County Sheriffs. Montalvo vs. Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.

$8 million settlement - A 15-year-old girl was sexually abused and kidnapped by her teacher at San Gabriel Mission High School. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to pay $8 million in a settlement award. This is the largest individual settlement agreement for a sexual abuse case in the Archdiocese’s history.

$5.4 million verdict - Female raped at a West Hollywood nightclub by one of the club's employees; Club held liable for negligent supervision and negligent security practices.

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