Trial Lawyers Empowering People

We represent individuals from all walks of life when they’ve been wronged by their employers or their attorneys and ultimately empower them to continue moving forward on their own.

Our Values

Guided by oath, duty and obligation, the profession of law possesses extraordinary power. We must be prepared to hold our profession to the highest ideals of competency and integrity.

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are committed to an entrepreneurial approach. We have acquired a reputation as professionals who perform through resourceful and aggressive litigation. Our clients come first and we are focused on their ultimate objective.

Makarem & Associates

Our Areas of Practice

Employment Law

We represent employees in a wide variety of employment issues, including discrimination and harassment in the workplace, wrongful termination, retaliation, failure to reasonably accommodate a disability, and more.  Even if you are an “at-will” employee, you are protected under California’s employment laws.

Sexual Harassment
Disability Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination

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Legal Malpractice

Ron Makarem has been handling legal malpractice cases since 1997. He is a certified legal malpractice specialist by the California State Bar. Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer fails to provide the quality of care that should reasonably be expected and the client is harmed. Call us for a free legal consultation.

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Wage and Hour Class Action

Wage and hour rules are primarily governed by the California Labor Code and the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders for various industries. Employers are responsible for complying with these rules, including promptly paying employees all wages owed, including overtime pay, providing compliant meal and rest periods, and issuing accurate wage statements, and may be subject to substantial penalties for failing to comply with these requirements.

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Meet Our Attorneys

The attorneys of Makarem & Associates have earned a reputation as top trial lawyers in California.  Recognized by Super Lawyers, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Advocate Magazine, Cal Lawyer Magazine, and other organizations for their dedication to their clients.
Ron Makarem

Principal Attorney

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Samuel Almon

Senior Associate Attorney

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Jean-Paul Le Clercq

Senior Associate Attorney

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Jared Walder

Associate Attorney

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Gene Williams

Senior Associate Attorney

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Susan Huerta

Associate Attorney

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M&A has recovered millions for its clients:

What Our Clients Say

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2018 Client

Thank You for your kind words and all of your efforts, Ron. No words can express the gratitude that [we] feel for all of the help that you and Nareen have provided for our family! Yesterday we slayed a dragon and made the world a little more of a just place to live in. I hope that you and Nareen continue to be a blessing to all of those people that really need a champion on their side. I know you will!

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Georgianna K.

Ron Makarem’s unparalleled legal expertise and utmost professionalism guided me through an extremely daunting, difficult and emotional litigative process. The results he obtained on my behalf far beyond exceeded my expectations. He was tenacious and determined; a skilled negotiator who would accept nothing but that to which I was clearly entitled. He substituted in for previous, less than competent counsel, and basically saved the day by salvaging my case when it was in the brink of dismissal due to former counsel’s malpractice and malfeasance…

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Steve Wolfson
President-Ultimate Fit, Inc.
Whittier, CA

I have been a client for 4 years.  This is the hardest working and professional law firm I have had represent me in my 40 years in business. Always available to talk. Great research support.  Happy to recommend to any firm large or small as well as individuals.  Excellent trial attorneys.

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Thomas M.
Altadena, CA

Ron Makarem and his firm handled a very complex legal malpractice suit for my company to an excellent result. Ron is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with (and I have worked with far too many attorneys). Ron is a smart and articulate advocate and easy to work with. I also found it easy and fun to work with all the good people in the Makarem firm — from the receptionist, to the paralegals, to the junior attorneys to Ron himself. It’s really a top notch firm.

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Carol S.
Yorba Linda, CA

Makarem & Associates did an excellent job representing me.  I was actually referred to Ron Makarem by another attorney who also helped with my case.  Ron’s office took extensive time to understand my case issues, read through all the material, consult with field experts, and advise on various possible outcomes.  The Makarem team ultimately prevailed!  I have thought of the Makarem office (specifically Ron) many times and was extremely pleased with the outcome…

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Dennis N.
Huntington Beach, CA

Ron Makarem and his entire staff of professionals handled a very difficult case for me in the best possible manner.  I was very pleased with the terms of the settlement, and he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced.  He made me feel like I was his only client……an attribute that is certainly rare in his field.  I would not hesitate to recommend Ron Makarem to any of my family or friends in the future. He is a rock star in my eyes!!!

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Donna S.
Signal Hill, CA

Mr. Makarem represented our company in a long and arduous arbitration in an ethics lawsuit against another lawyer.  He was up against one of the most notable lawyers in Los Angeles.  He won this lawsuit, and we received a very large recovery, exceeding well over one million dollars.  It was not an easy case; however, his knowledge of the law was very impressive to us and the judge…

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Darcy S.
Altadena

Makarem & Associates recently helped me with a complex intellectual property malpractice lawsuit.  Ron Makarem was very responsive and professional throughout the process, which took nearly three years.  My case dealt with an enormous amount of paperwork and he helped me to keep organized and was able to guide me through to an excellent outcome.  His legal expertise along with his team of financial experts created a fortified combination that got the results I wanted…

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Contact us

If you have a legal question or concern, especially regarding legal malpractice, wage and hour, consumer or employment law, contact Makarem & Associates today. Call us at 310-312-0299 or contact us online.