Brian Ross is a senior associate in the Litigation and Collective Bargaining practice groups at Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC (“RLS”).
Brian’s focus is on general litigation, writs of mandate, and general labor and employment legal issues, with focuses on the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, the Public Safety Officers and Firefighters’ Procedural Bill of Rights Acts, and various pension laws affecting public employees. Brian has argued numerous cases through trial before the Los Angeles County Superior Court, obtaining victories for clients regarding uses of force, improper discipline, and the failure to pay backpay. He was also significantly involved in challenges to SB 1421, the new state law relating to the confidentiality of certain peace officer records.
Brian has appeared multiple times before the California Court of Appeal, arguing cases relating to the First Amendment rights of police officers in Facebook posts, defamation and libel arising from the distribution of an election flyer by a union, due process rights relating to telephonic testimony of witnesses, and the statute of limitations protecting peace officers. The latter resulted in an important published decision clarifying when the statute of limitations should commence. (See Ochoa v. County of Kern (2018) 22 Cal.App.5th 235.) Brian has assisted in numerous trials and appellate proceedings throughout his almost seven years of employment.
Brian received his Juris Doctorate in 2010 from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Business Law and Policy. Following law school, he worked at the Los Angeles County Superior Court for two and a half years, serving as a research attorney for the Honorable Kevin Brazile and the Honorable Yvette Palazuelos. While in law school, Brian also was a Summer Associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
Brian is licensed to practice in the State of California and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
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• B.A., Dartmouth College
• J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law