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

Published Works

  • Everything I wish I knew before I hung my shingle, The Advocate (Consumer Attorney’s Trial Magazine)
  • Form Interrogatory 15.1 – Overcoming Obstructive Defense Tactics, The Advocate (Consumer Attorney’s Trial Magazine)

Classes & Seminars

  • 9th Annual Trial Skills for the New Lawyer, Law & Motion, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2006
  • 10th Annual Trial Skills for the New Lawyer, Law & Motion, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2007
  • Basic Trial Skills, The Final Status Conference, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2008
  • Anatomy of a Case, Moderator, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2009
  • Anatomy of a Trial, Moderator, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2009
  • Government Tort Claims: Pitfalls and Strategies, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2010
  • Avoiding Arbitration: Considerations for Med-Mal and Employment cases, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2010
  • Law Firm Business: Hanging Out a Shingle 101, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2010
  • Trial Preparation: Top Ten Tools for Preparing Your Client for Trial, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2011
  • Dealing with Damages After Howell v. Hamilton Meats, Program Chair and Moderator, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2011
  • Basic Trial Skills: Organizational Plan: Presenting Documents and Witnesses at Trial, Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 2013