Ross E. Bautista

Senior Trial Lawyer
Licensed in: CA, WA


Ross E. Bautista is a trial lawyer fiercely dedicated to helping victims who have suffered at the hands of negligent people and companies. As is evident to anyone who has worked with Ross, “His mission in life is to serve, and his tenacity, attention to detail, and untiring work ethic are proof of his dedication to his clients and community.”

Ross knows how to stand up—and win cases—against wealthy corporations and their insurers. As a result of spending years trying and litigating numerous catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of some of the world’s largest companies and their insurers, he deeply understands defense strategies and how insurance companies evaluate claims. This inside knowledge gives Ross a competitive edge in dealing with defendants and their lawyers—resulting in maximum recovery for his injured clients. 

Prior to joining Carpenter & Zuckerman, Ross practiced law at a leading international firm, representing clients in complex, high-profile cases. He has a formidable track record of achieving favorable verdicts and settlements for his clients in all areas of personal injury, including:

  • Product liability
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Aviation accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Elder abuse 


Ross earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2016.


California State Bar 2016-Present


Selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers in 2020 - 2024

Recognized in the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for product liability litigation