Ronald Rus, Brown Rudnick Partner and Practice Group Leader of its Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, was named the “2021 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Bankruptcy, Orange County” in The Best Lawyers in America. In the annual publication, Ron was recognized for his market-leading practice in Litigation – Bankruptcy, Bet‑the‑Company Litigation, and Commercial Litigation.

The Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” honorees are based on “extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions.” Ron was singled out for his sophisticated practice focusing on complex business litigation and trials in all forums. As part of The Best Lawyers’ research, one client commented that, “Ron is one of the best lawyers in Southern California. I would trust him with any case I had.” Other client testimonials captured by Best Lawyers describe Ron as a “ferocious litigator, always keeping his clients' best interests in mind” and an “outstanding strategist and courtroom advocate.”

Among many other awards, Ron was named the “Top Gun” trial lawyer by the Orange County Bar Association Business Litigation Section. Ron frequently serves on Continuing Education of the Bar and other Bar Association panels relating to complex litigation and bankruptcy. He was co-author of the CEB Trial Practice Institute's manual on Complex Civil Litigation, and has been a visiting lecturer on complex litigation at Stanford University School of Law. Ron has been the subject of feature articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, and Los Angeles Daily Journal, profiling him and his cases.

For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers has identified lawyers who have distinguished themselves in the market. The publication shines a light on the exceptional accomplishments of best-in-class legal professionals worldwide.