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Donald Allen Ruston

Donald Allen Ruston, American lawyer. Bar: California 1955, United States District Court (central and southern districts) California 1955, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1983.

Background

  • Ruston, Donald Allen was born on November 28, 1929 in Globe, Arizona, United States. Son of Ira Edwin and Evelyn P. (Mills) Ruston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Pepperdine College, 1951. Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1954.

    Career

    • Attorney Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Los Angeles, 1954—1956. Associate Jarrett & Morgan, 1956—1960. Partner Tuller Ruston & Perez, Fullerton, 1961—1965, Ruston & Nance, Santa Ana, 1965—1987.

      Member executive committee American Board Trial Advocates, 1959—1962, since 1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1955, United States District Court (central and southern districts) California 1955, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1983.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Trustee National Institute Trial Advocacy, 1985. Chair California Senate Committee on No Fault Insurance, 1976—1977. Fellow: International Society Barristers, American College Trial Lawyers.

    Member: American Bar Association, Pepperdine University Associates, University of California at Los Angeles School Law Founders, Defense Research Institute, American Arbitration Association, Orange County Bar Association (director 1964-1972), National Institute Trial Advocacy (trustee since 1985, since 1985), American Board Trial Advocates (member national executive committee 1959-1962, national president 1979-1985), Association Southern California Defense Counsel (president 1971-1972), American Bar Foundation, International Academy Trial Lawyers, Diplomate American Board Trial Advocates (chapter president 1970, national president 1981, Lawyer of Year award 1982), Phi Alpha Delta (chapter justice 1953-1954).

    Connections

    • Married Gloria I. Hendershot, April 15, 1950 (divorced January 1975). Children: Jeane, Donald, Terri. Married Joyce Helene Fager Nance, February 11, 1979.

      1 child Karen.
    • father: Ira Edwin Ruston
    • mother: Evelyn P. (Mills) Ruston
    • spouses: Gloria I. Hendershot
    • Joyce Helene Fager Nance
    • children: Jeane Ruston
    • Donald Ruston
    • Terri Ruston
    • Karen Ruston
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    Born November 28, 1929
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