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Ross E. Bautista

Senior Trial Lawyer

Licensed in: Ca

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.”

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 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. 

Ross earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2016. He has received numerous awards for his leadership, academic performance, and work to support diversity. Among his accolades, Ross was featured in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for outstanding product liability litigation. He has been selected to the annual Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2020–2024.

Satisfied clients have lauded Ross as “a brilliant and talented trial lawyer” who “fights passionately for you to get the compensation you deserve while treating you and your case with sensitivity and care.”

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