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Ronald E. Enabnit

Of Counsel



Ronald Enabnit joined the firm in 1992.  Ron’s first four years as a lawyer were as an officer with the United States Navy, where he litigated over 100 courts-martial trials. Ron was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and the Trial Lawyer Award (Naval Legal Service Office, San Francisco). Ron’s practice is focused on the defense of nonprofit corporations in all aspects of civil litigation and administrative matters.  Ron has recently successfully represented clients in litigated matters including qui tam claims in federal court, all types of employment disputes, writ petitions, abuse and neglect claims involving licensed facilities, Lanterman Act allegations, personal injury, and wrongful death cases, and professional errors and omissions cases.

Ron has extensive jury trial in a variety of matters, including a six-month employment case, a three-month mold/insurance bad faith case. Ron has successfully argued appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on employment and personal injury cases.

Ron is the father of seven children and has been active in various ministries at his church. He is a fan of everything about the University of Notre Dame, where two of his children are students. 

Selected Results

  • Obtained defense verdict for his San Quentin Prison supervisor client, following a six-month jury workplace retaliation trial in Marin County. The litigation arose out of a union-management dispute at San Quentin Prison.  Ron then successfully defended his client on an appeal argued before the First District Court of Appeal. 
  • Prevailed in an indemnity trial in Sacramento County for his contractor client in which $1.8 million of damages were claimed by the adverse insurance company.  The indemnity trial ensued after Ron obtained a very favorable verdict for the same contractor client in a three-month toxic mold/insurance bad faith jury trial.
  • Obtained defense verdict in a premises liability jury trial in Sacramento County for his rental truck company client in which several hundred thousands of dollars of damages were claimed.
  • Obtained defense verdict in a jury trial in Placer County against a plaintiff, who claimed several hundred thousands of dollars of economic damages alone for injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
  • Prevailed in a motion for summary judgment in federal court for his foster family agency client in a case in which several million dollars of damages were claimed by multiple plaintiffs. The decision was subsequently upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (McConnell v. Lassen County).
  • Successfully argued a disability discrimination case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Phillips v. Victor).
  • Obtained dismissals in multiple cases in recent years through pre-trial dispositive motions in cases predicated on a diverse range of claims, including loss of filial consortium (Civil Code section 49),  Bane Act violations, 42 U.S.C. section 1981, interference with prospective economic relations, mediator conflict of interest, and negligent hiring, retention and supervision.

Professional Associations

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada