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Ross E. Bautista

Senior Trial Lawyer

Ross E. Bautista is an award-winning trial lawyer who focuses his practice on matters involving defective products, mass torts, auto accidents, aviation accidents, premises liability, and other serious injury and wrongful death claims.

Known for his tenacity, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment, Ross has cultivated a reputation as a trusted advocate by colleagues and clients alike. He has litigated against some of the largest corporations and insurers in the world and has secured numerous favorable results for clients in complex and consequential claims.

Prior to joining the Carpenter & Zuckerman legal team, Ross practiced at a leading international law firm, where he amassed extensive experience in complex and high-stakes litigation. With our firm, Ross draws from this insight to help injured victims and families level the playing field when facing off against powerful corporations and insurance companies that care more about profits than people, and to position his clients for the maximum compensation possible.

As a tried-and-true trial attorney, Ross has built a practice centered on his clients. He is compassionate and caring in his approach to working with victims and their loved ones, and relentless in helping them pursue the justice and compensation they deserve – even when defendants and insurers do their best to dispute, deny, and underpay.

For his efforts, Ross has earned widespread respect and esteem. In 2024, he was featured in the annual list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in products liability litigation and has been named to the annual Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars every year since 2020. He has also been recognized for his leadership, academic performance, and work to support diversity.

Ross earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of law, where he graduated cum laude in 2016. He is licensed to practice in California.


  • California
  • Washington 


  • Best Lawyers, Ones To Watch, 2024


  • J.D. University of San Diego School of Law - Graduate School