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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.


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


George Pepperdine College (Bachelor of Arts, 1951). University of California at Los Angeles (Juris Doctor, 1954).


Worked at Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, LLP (Costa Mesa, California) specializing in General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Accountants Malpractice. Aircraft and Equipment Leasing.

Antitrust and Trade Regulation. Bankruptcy and Insolvency. Business Law; Compensation and Benefits.

Community Redevelopment Law. Construction Litigation. Corporate; Corporate Finance and Securities.

Domestic Private Finance. Employment and Labor Law. Environmental; Financial Institutions.

Government Relations. Health Care; Insurance Coverage and Regulatory. Intellectual Property.

International Private Finance. International Trade; Litigation, including Complex Business Litigation. Medical Malpractice; Mergers and Acquisitions.

Non-Profit Corporations and Charitable Organizations. Oil and Gas; Personal Injury. Products Liability; Professional Liability.

Public Entity Defense. Real Estate; Securities Class Actions. State and Federal Tax.

Trusts, Estates and Probate. Admitted to the bar, 1955, California. Phi Alpha Delta. Member, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.

Member: Orange County (Member, Board of Directors, 1965-1974) and American Bar Associations. Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (President, 1971-1972). Fellow. American College of Trial Lawyers.

Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Orange County, 1970. National President, 1981. Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1982).

International Academy of Trial Lawyers. International Society of Barristers. Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in the heart of the financial districts in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, Sacramento and the Inland Empire.

The firm maintains a national and international practice. Our attorneys have outstanding academic and professional backgrounds - four judges have been appointed from the firm. We are proud of our reputation for providing the highest possible quality of legal representation in the most judicious and cost-effective manner.


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).


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.