Attorneys

Ronald E. Enabnit

Of Counsel

EMAIL:renabnit@mathenysears.com
TEL: (916) 978-3434 Ext. 131
FAX: (916) 978-3430
PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

University of North Dakota (B.A. 1981)
University of North Dakota, School of Law (J.D. 1985)

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

State Bar of North Dakota (inactive)

State Bar of Minnesota (inactive)

U.S. District Court:

  • Eastern District of California

BACKGROUND

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 cases. Ron’s first few years with the firm focused on the representation of real estate brokers in professional malpractice actions, and the defense of individuals and businesses in automobile claims. His practice has evolved into the defense of businesses in commercial liability claims, the defense of contractors in worksite accident matters and the representation of non-profit corporations in litigation and administrative matters. Ron also defends employees and employers in work-place litigation.  His mentors at the firm have been Rick Linkert and Doug Sears. Ron has extensive jury trial experience in a variety of matters, including a six-month employment case and a three-month mold/insurance bad faith case.

Ron is the father of seven children and has been active in his church and in his children’s schools.  He enjoys running with his much faster children and has been a long-suffering, but loyal, fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

RECOGNITION

Trial Lawyer Award – Naval Legal Service Office, San Francisco

SELECTED RESULTS

Obtained defense verdict for his 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 successfully defended his client on an appeal argued before the First District Court of Appeal.

Prevailed in an indemnity trial for his contractor client in which $1.8 million of damages were claimed by an 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 for his rental truck company client in which several hundred thousands of dollars of damages were claimed.

Obtained defense verdict in a jury trial 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 clamed by multiple plaintiffs. The decision was subsequently upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Sacramento County Bar Association

Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada