Christa Haggai Ramey
Christa Haggai Ramey

I became a lawyer because I want to effect change.

In my early career, when I worked in the district attorney’s office, the cases involving children affected me the most. Once I became a mother, my concern for the well-being of children only strengthened. 

When I moved on to work for a personal injury firm, I realized that achieving justice for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another was my true calling. I find it richly  rewarding when I can help change my clients’ lives for the better, and can help hold the responsible party accountable for having hurt someone. 

I’ve been bullied. My children have been bullied. We all know how it feels, whether it’s at school or at the workplace, to feel pushed around and powerless. 

But in reality, we are not powerless. We can bring aggressors and the institutions that ignore or enable them to justice. 

Many of the children I represent in bullying cases have special needs. So when I can help the most vulnerable among us, it is the most gratifying work I can imagine.  

Professional Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • CAALA, CO-Chair of Education, Vegas, 2005 to 2009
  • CAALA, CO-Chair of Education, Vegas, 2015
  • CAALA, Chair of Education, Vegas, 2016 to 2017

Practice Areas

  • School bullying
  • Personal injury
  • Civil rights
  • Wrongful death

Education

  • Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 05/2000
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 12/1995
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000

Lectures & Publications

  • Scary Mommy, December 26, 2019, How To Most Effectively Work With Schools If Your Child Is Being Bullied

    How To Most Effectively Work With Schools If Your Child Is Being Bullied

  • Daily Journal, November 25, 2019, New laws acknowledge bullying for what it is: a life-and-death matter

    Daily Journal: New laws acknowledge bullying for what it is: a life-and-death matter

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Construction Defect/ Accident Litigation, Marshaling The Evidence Needed To Survive The Inevitable Summary Judgment Motion, What You Need And Where To Find It (Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 2019)
  • Forum Magazine, (CAOC Magazine) March/April 2019, Vol. 49 No. 2, Ditching the one-size-fits-all approach

    https://www.caala.org/index.cfm?pg=search&bid=285&sid=11064743&s_a=doSearch

  • The Advocate (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California), March 2019The bogeyman of comparative fault in vehicle vs. pedestrian and vehicle vs. bicycle cases, WEIGHING DAMAGES AGAINST COMPARATIVE FAULT

    The bogeyman of comparative fault in vehicle vs. pedestrian and vehicle vs. bicycle cases

  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 22nd Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Preparing Your Evidence for Trial (Los Angeles, California, March 2019)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Being Thorough, Being Thorough When Preparing for Depositions (Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 2018)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Auto Cases, Comparative Fault (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 2018)
  • California Women Trial Skills Conference, Marketing Yourself with Social Media (Huntington Beach, California, Sept. 2018)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 21st Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Preparing Your Evidence for Trial (Los Angeles, California, March 2018)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Basic Trial Skills, Direct Examinations 101 (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 2017)
  • Forum Magazine, (CAOC Magazine) May/June 2017, Vol. 47 No. 3, Final trial preparation from this female trial lawyer’s perspective

    www.caoc.org/index.cfm?pg=artindex17

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Social Media And Digital Marketing, Presenting And Protecting You And Your Firm’s Image, Potential Ethical Pitfalls (Annual Convention, San Francisco, California 2017)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 20th Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Preparing Your Evidence for Trial (Los Angeles, California, March 2017)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Taking On The Establishment, Moderator (Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 2016)
  • The Advocate (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California), October 2016Make your experts understandable at trial, Hire experts early in the case and be certain they’re prepared to tell your story in a style that engages the jury

    Make your experts understandable at trial

  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Experts, Direct Exam of Experts: Tips for Making Them Understandable (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 2016)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 19th Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Preparing Your Evidence for Trial (Los Angeles, California, March 2016)
  • The Advocate (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California), January 201620-minute voir dire, There might be just enough time

    20-minute voir dire

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Litigating And Trying Cases On A Shoestring Budget, Ditching The One Size Fits All Approach – Strategizing With Your Client In Mind (Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 2015)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles 18th Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Ethics and the Trial Lawyer (Los Angeles, California, March 2015)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles 17th Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Preparing Your Evidence for Trial (Los Angeles, California, March 2014)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Nuts & Bolts Tool Box, Expert Witnesses (Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 2013)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles 16th Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney, Preparing Your Evidence for Trial (Los Angeles, California, March 2013)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2012) – Challenging Evidence: 402 Hearings and more
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Dealing with Damages After Howell v. Hamilton Meats, Program Chair and Moderator (October 2011)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Trial Preparation: Top Ten Tools for Preparing Your Client for Trial (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2011)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Law Firm Business: Hanging Out a Shingle 101 (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2010)

    The Advocate (Consumer Attorney’s Trial Magazine), Everything I wish I knew before I hung my shingle!

  • The Advocate (Consumer Attorney’s Trial Magazine), Form Interrogatory 15.1the Discovery Delay Tactics by the Defense: How to take an offensive position when propounding written discovery.

    The Advocate (Consumer Attorney’s Trial Magazine), Form Interrogatory 15.1 – Overcoming Obstructive Defense Tactics

  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Avoiding Arbitration: Considerations for Med-Mal and Employment cases, Moderator (Summer 2010)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Avoiding Arbitration: Considerations for Med-Mal and Employment cases, Avoiding Arbitrations, Moderator (Summer 2010)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Government Tort Claims: Pitfalls and Strategies, Moderator (Spring 2010)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Evidence & Technology at Trial, Moderator (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2009)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Anatomy of a Trial, Moderator (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2009)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Anatomy of a Case, Moderator (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2009)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Basic Trial Skills, The Final Status Conference (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2008)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 10th Annual Trial Skills for the New Lawyer, Law & Motion (Spring 2007)
  • Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 9th Annual Trial Skills for the New Lawyer, Law & Motion (Spring 2006)