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“My experience with Sam and Ron was fantastic. I was kept in the loop every step of the way, they continually consulted with me on all aspects of my case and made sure I was comfortable. The firm went above and beyond to assist me and it was truly appreciated. I was not expecting even a portion of what was obtained for me and I’m truly grateful for all the help given to me by the firm.”
-2020 Client

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! This, as you know, has been such an emotional burden, and you’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know. I deeply appreciate you and your firm for being good humans and helping someone who wasn’t able to successfully help herself. I felt so disrespected by [defendant] and enraged at the thought of them getting away with hurting someone and treating them so poorly. I just want you to know that you and your firm made a difference in the way that matters. And again, I thank you for that.”
– Alynn D.

“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!”
-2018 Client

“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. In the end, I made the correct choice and walked away feeling victorious and vindicated, in large part due to Mr. Makarem’s exceptional and tireless legal representation. He deserves 10 stars not 5. I cannot express enough how much I recommend him as legal counsel.”
-Georgianna K.

“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.”
– Steve Wolfson, President, Ultimate Fit, Inc. Whittier, 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.”
– Thomas M., Altadena, 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. I would highly recommend Ron Makarem and his team to anyone who needs a knowledgeable and thorough attorney. Ron also seemed to take specific “ownership” of my case and was very sensitive to all the issues I was personally facing. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Makarem and Associates. Ron Makarem would be my FIRST call if I ever needed an attorney again.”
– Carol S., Yorba Linda, 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!!!”
– Dennis N., Huntington Beach, 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. At times he certainly had to calm our fears, tell us like it was, and “babysit” us. We were fighting for our survival, and we were able to put our complete trust in him. The one thing he did demand from us was the absolute truth. At no time did we feel we had been lied to, put on the back burner or treated in any manner other than respectfully. His billings were forthright and clear. He, along with his staff, were phenomenal, professionally and personally. We have no hesitation when it comes to recommending Mr. Makarem.”
– Donna S., Signal Hill, CA.

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. During each meeting I had in their beautiful offices, I was treated with respect and courtesy. He kept me well fed, and provided my favorite tea to sip on during a couple of all-day meetings. The parking in the building was easy to access. From the receptionist, who always smiles and recognizes me when I visit, to the friendly support staff, my experience has been good. I have particular respect also for one of the attorneys in the office, Matt Negrin who really knows his fields of law and accounting. Matt is fair and honest, and I felt like I was getting my money’s worth. My case dealt with the malpractice of another attorney. I can say from experience that all attorneys are not created equal. The other attorney missed some important dates that killed the underlying intellectual property case. Makarem & Associates kept this case on track, no missed deadlines and helped to recoup what should have been awarded in the first case. No one likes to spend money on legal fees. Lawsuits just don’t rank on the list of things I want to participate in, but it’s good to know there are honest attorneys who can set things straight when you need them. Ron Makarem ranks right at the top in terms of intelligence, honesty, tenacity, and results.”
– Darcy S., Altadena, CA.

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RON MAKAREM Principal Attorney

RON MAKAREM
Principal Attorney

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SAMUEL ALMON
Senior Associate Attorney

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REBECCA CLAUDAT
Associate Attorney

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ALEXIS HAMES
Associate Attorney

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JARED WALDER
Associate Attorney

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DEBORAH P. GUTIERREZ
Of Counsel

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ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Of Counsel

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SUSAN HUERTA
Of Counsel

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WILLIAM A. BAIRD
Of Counsel

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