Ronald Norman

Irvine, California
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Orange County Employment Attorney

As a partner in one of Southern California’s premiere employment law and personal injury firms, Ronald Norman brings an aggressive, personalized approach to each client along with three decades of legal knowledge. He has extensive trial, arbitration and mediation experience representing individuals and corporate clients in serious personal injury cases, wrongful death claims, and a wide range of labor and employment issues.

Orange County Employment Law Attorney & Personal Injury Lawyer

After receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law, Ronald Norman worked for a short time with the Nevada Firm of Harding and Dawson before forming the Law Offices of Farnell & Norman in Irvine, California. Dedicated to providing comprehensive representation for his clients, Norman combines a personalized approach with a thorough knowledge of California and Federal Law. He has prosecuted numerous multiparty litigation claims with multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements.

Practice Areas

Ronald Norman has represented individual corporate clients in complex and catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, labor and employment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, personal injury, civil rights, sexual abuse, and other sophisticated civil/business litigation and transactional matters. He has extensive experience in federal and state complex injury, employment, wrongful termination, sex harassment, discrimination, disability, whistleblower, retaliation, sexual abuse, administrative claims, mediation, arbitration and trials as well as experience with FEHA, EEOC and OFCCP claims and arbitrations. Norman 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Employees in employment litigation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage & hour claims
  • Overtime claims
  • Whistleblower claims

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1982
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. – 1976
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Dean’s List Scholarship

Published Works

  • Blackburn v. Superior Court, 21 Cal.App.4th 414 [27 Cal.Rptr.2d.204], 1993
  • In re Marriage of Hall, 81 Cal.App.4th 313 [96 Cal. Rptr. 2d 772], 2000
  • Dengler v. Doe 1, 1st Dist. Court of Appeals, No. A116907, 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Farnell & Norman, Founder