Konell Ruggiero

Konell Ruggiero is a Los Angeles-based brother-sister law firm representing clients throughout California. The firm focuses primarily on general civil litigation, including employment law, civil rights law, animal law, general business law and personal injury matters.  The firm is unique in its breadth of practice, which includes representing individuals and select business entities in both state and federal courts.

Konell Ruggiero is proud to provide clients with exceptional and personalized service.  The firm consistently exceeds clients and expectations by combining outstanding legal skills with a practical, cost-effective and thoughtful approach to solving problems. 

Konell Ruggiero has over 50 years of combined litigation experience.  The firm has successfully litigated against some of the largest business entities and governmental agencies in California. The practice has successfully grown primarily through client and attorney referrals. A sister-brother team working together for the best representation for their clients, Konell Ruggiero takes pride in its attentive style of representation.

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Southern California
(213) 538-1360
Los Angeles Address: 
700 S. Flower Street
Suite 2050
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Northern California
PO Box 1107
Bolinas, CA 94924


Jerry Konell, Partner

Jerome Konell graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and then Cardozo School of Law in New York.  He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1990.  Early in his career, Jerry worked at law firms representing major California insurance companies in their civil litigation and trial departments, representing insureds in third-party actions and representing the insurer in subrogation matters.  For over a decade now, Jerry has been representing individuals and select businesses in a variety of legal matters, including real estate, entertainment, insurance coverage and business contracts.  He also represents plaintiffs in Lemon Law cases and personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice and products liability; some past cases include actions against Disneyland, the City of Los Angeles and Mercedes-Benz. In his spare time, Jerry and his wife enjoy fine wines and traveling the world.


Cheryl Ruggiero, Partner

Cheryl Ruggiero graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and then Cardozo School of Law in New York.  After a one-year fellowship at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in North Hollywood and being admitted to the California State Bar in 1990, she focused her practice on individual rights, with an emphasis on litigation through trial in employment, civil rights and general negligence matters; the employment cases include claims of gender harassment and discrimination, disability discrimination, racial discrimination, violations of wage and hour laws and breach of employment contracts.  She also represents and advises select employers concerning employee relations, terminations and state and federal employment laws, policies and procedures, including the drafting and revising of employee handbooks and conducting internal workplace investigations.  Most recently, Cheryl has been representing the rights of animal owners / guardians against individuals, governmental agencies and private adoption entities. In her spare time, Cheryl and her husband run Love Dogs for Life, a nonprofit organization in Northern California, assisting needy families with accessing food and veterinary care for their beloved dogs.