Ron Shingler is the proud son of an asbestos plant worker. To fund his college education, Ron dug ditches at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg, worked as a packer at DuPont in Antioch, and mixed concrete for a cement mason in Brentwood. Through these experiences, he learned the value of hard work and came to appreciate his blue collar heritage. His father, uncles, and grandfathers spent their entire careers working in the factories, steel mills, and power houses along the great San Joaquin River. As a young boy, Ron was in awe of these men. Unfortunately, many of them died from asbestos-related diseases.
After earning his bachelor’s degree, Ron studied law at the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. To honor his father, Ron has devoted his entire legal career to representing men and women who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.
California State University, Sacramento – 1980
Golden Gate University School of Law – 1989
California State Bar – 1989
Northern District of California Bar – 1989
Central District of California Bar – 2016
Eastern District of California Bar – 2019
Antitrust Laws and the Sports Relocation Rules (1989) Golden Gate University Law Review, Vol. 18, p. 35.
Representing the Grieving Child (Fall 2018) The Verdict Magazine, p.17.
Making Room at the Table: Bostok v. Clayton County, Georgia (Fall 2020) p. 14.
Love & Hate (Summer 2021) The Verdict Magazine, p. 34.