Ronald Helmuth is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Los Angeles office. With over 20 years of experience as a construction law attorney, Ronald focuses his practice on litigation and alternative dispute resolution of complex construction claims. His clients include owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, designers, public agencies, and sureties—many of which he has represented in multimillion-dollar construction disputes.
“Having worked for more than 20 years as a construction law attorney, claims consultant, testifying expert, and a member of several high-profile construction management teams, I can safely say that P&A’s deep commitment to alternative dispute resolution is a major advantage for our construction industry clients. I look forward to furthering this practice and helping our clients save time and money.”
A highly adept litigator, Ronald has successfully resolved numerous cases throughout California and has earned a reputation for vigorous representation. His broad knowledge of construction law has allowed him to serve not only as counsel, but also as a claims consultant, a work product and testifying expert, and a member of several high-profile construction management teams. Ronald is also a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution, having successfully concluded numerous disputes through mediation, Disputes Review Board proceedings, and direct settlement negotiations.
Over the course of his career, Ronald has served as counsel to many of region’s leading contractors and developers. His cases often involve 20-plus parties and concern highly complex, multimillion-dollar construction claims. He has represented various public entities and contractors in contract drafting and review, and has served as a consultant to the Los Angeles Public Works Department, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency and Fermi National Accelerator Lab.
Ronald earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Whittier Law School and his bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
State of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
University of Southern California, B.S.
Whittier Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
The Legal 500: United States, recognized as a “Leading Lawyer”, 2021
“The Rapidly Shifting Sands of Project Risk Allocation – Are We Losing our Footing as Project Delivery Methods Evolve?”, 2018 Construction SuperConference, December 2018
"Public Owner Beware: The "Meaning" of Your Dispute Resolution Provisions May Surprise You", Construction Advisory Report (Hill International), No. 5, at 1, January 2011
“False Claims & Fraud - Disturbing Trends in Construction”, 42nd Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Transportation Resource Board, July 2003
“False Claims or False Pretenses?”, Los Angeles World Airports, April 2003