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Ramesses S. Surban

Associate

(619) 230-7402
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Education

J.D., with honors, California Western School of Law, 2015

  • Dean’s List
  • Academic Excellence Awards
  • Distinguished Advocate Award
  • Moot Court Competitions Finalist

B.A., Urban Studies & Planning, University of California, San Diego, 2004

  • McNair Scholar
  • Provost’s Honors

Honors

First Place, American Inns of Court, National Program Awards, September 2018

Ramesses S. Surban is an Associate in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group in San Diego. His civil practice focuses on the litigation of product liability, premises liability, and construction defect matters, in addition to environmental and toxic tort claims. A rising litigator with experience in personal injury and employment disputes, he has briefed and argued a number of successful dispositive motions.

Prior to law, he enjoyed a nearly decade-long career as an urban planner, where he managed environmental issues at various project sites across California.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained client’s dismissal from all counts in a construction defect matter involving claims of professional negligence and related causes of action.
  • Successfully opposed successive motions to reinstate default judgment, impose evidentiary sanctions, and appoint receiver over corporate client in a commercial breach of contract dispute.

Admissions

California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships

Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter
Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
San Diego County Bar Association
Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego

Community Involvement

Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board (former Chairperson)

Presentations

The New Rules of Professional Conduct, Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court CLE Program, San Diego (September 2018)

Unfriendly Skies: The Trial Lawyer and the Untriable Case, Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court CLE Program, San Diego (March 2018)

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Contact

(619) 230-7402

rsurban@grsm.com


Offices

San Diego

Education

J.D., with honors, California Western School of Law, 2015

  • Dean’s List
  • Academic Excellence Awards
  • Distinguished Advocate Award
  • Moot Court Competitions Finalist

B.A., Urban Studies & Planning, University of California, San Diego, 2004

  • McNair Scholar
  • Provost’s Honors

Honors

First Place, American Inns of Court, National Program Awards, September 2018

Ramesses S. Surban

Associate

Practices

Biography

Ramesses S. Surban is an Associate in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group in San Diego. His civil practice focuses on the litigation of product liability, premises liability, and construction defect matters, in addition to environmental and toxic tort claims. A rising litigator with experience in personal injury and employment disputes, he has briefed and argued a number of successful dispositive motions.

Prior to law, he enjoyed a nearly decade-long career as an urban planner, where he managed environmental issues at various project sites across California.

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Representative Experience

  • Obtained client’s dismissal from all counts in a construction defect matter involving claims of professional negligence and related causes of action.
  • Successfully opposed successive motions to reinstate default judgment, impose evidentiary sanctions, and appoint receiver over corporate client in a commercial breach of contract dispute.

Admissions

California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships

Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter
Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
San Diego County Bar Association
Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego

Community Involvement

Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board (former Chairperson)

Presentations

The New Rules of Professional Conduct, Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court CLE Program, San Diego (September 2018)

Unfriendly Skies: The Trial Lawyer and the Untriable Case, Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court CLE Program, San Diego (March 2018)

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