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Ronald K. Alberts


(213) 576-5088
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 1981

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Torts

A.B., honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1978


Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Insurance Law (2019-2020)

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Employee Benefits/ERISA and Health Care (2009-2019, Law & Politics)


  • French
  • Hebrew

Ronald K. Alberts is a partner in the Gordon & Rees Insurance & Coverage practice group. He is the leader of the firm’s specialty practice group focused on ERISA law, and combines his comprehensive knowledge of ERISA substantive law and extensive experience in the state and federal trial and appellate courts to lead a team involved in litigating ERISA claims across the country.

Mr. Alberts’ practice includes federal and state litigation of group and individual life, health and disability claims, employee benefit disputes and breach of fiduciary duty claims under ERISA as well as an extensive health care practice focusing on litigation involving claims between health plans and health care providers. In addition, in over 25 years of practice, he has handled numerous business litigation matters ranging from employment disputes to unfair competition claims for small and large businesses.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Alberts was a principal at a California law firm, and a partner in a national law firm.  Before that, he worked in-house for a major oil company handling business litigation (franchise, unfair competition and trademark disputes), and was a partner in a boutique firm specializing in first-party insurance litigation.

He is a fluent speaker of French and Hebrew.


U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court


State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar
Conference of Insurance Counsel
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section,
 - Vice-Chair, Health and Disability Law General Committee
 - Life, Health, Public Regulation of Insurance Law, and Employee Benefits Law Committees