Ronald D. Kent

Co-Chair, National Insurance Litigation & Coverage Practice at Dentons

Ronald D. Kent

Ronald D. Kent

Co-Chair, National Insurance Litigation & Coverage Practice at Dentons

Biography

Ronald (Ron) Kent currently manages the Firm’s Orange County Office. Ron previously headed the Litigation Department in Dentons’ Los Angeles office, served as co-chair of the Firm’s National Insurance Litigation and Coverage practice and, for 15 years, served a member of the Firmwide Policy and Planning (Management) Committee. He has practiced with the firm since it opened its Los Angeles office in January 1990.

Ron Kent is a preeminent California lead trial and appellate lawyer in insurance dispute resolution and litigation. Since 2005, he has been named each year as a leading trial lawyer nationally and in California, based on peer and client evaluations, by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers.

Ron’s highly sought after insurer representation experience spans regulatory litigation and investigations (both state and federal), defending underwriting and claims-related class actions, environmental, asbestos and toxic tort claims, general business disputes including trade secrets, antitrust and redlining. Ron also has acted as coordinating counsel for insurer clients’ coverage and litigation issues arising from natural disasters and mass torts. He has tried matters in state and federal courts throughout California and in other states, and has successfully handled many arbitrations to final decisions. In addition, Ron has briefed and argued numerous appellate matters in the California Supreme Court, nearly all California district courts of appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ron is a contributing authority to a number of insurance law publications, including New Appleman on Insurance Law (Practice Guide and Library Edition), and other ABA and Lexis Nexis publications.

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Co-Chair, National Insurance Litigation & Coverage Practice at Dentons
Education
JD
Class of 1981

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, commonly referred to as Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, with acceptance rates lower than every school except Yale and Stanford. The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1912, the department was renamed the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1950. The School was originally located in the center of the main UC Berkeley campus in the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. In April 2008, the law school rebranded itself from "Boalt Hall" to "Berkeley Law", in order to more closely tie the law school's name with the campus upon which it resides. The administration hopes that this move will further increase the law school's prestige, since people will now associate it with the Berkeley campus.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1978

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Prior

The California Law Review is a law journal published by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. It was established in 1912. The application process consists of an anonymous write-on competition, with grades playing no role in the consideration of membership.

Career History
Co-Chair, National Insurance Litigation & Coverage Practice
Current

Dentons Europe LLP provides legal services. It offers services to multinational conglomerates, institutional investors and banks in all areas of business and tax law. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Boards & Committees
Member, Planning & Policy Committee
Current

Dentons Europe LLP provides legal services. It offers services to multinational conglomerates, institutional investors and banks in all areas of business and tax law. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Court Admission: US District Court for Southern District of California
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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