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Ruben  Escobedo
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Santa Maria Attorney
Ruben Escobedo

Phone: 805.232.3884


Languages: English

Mr. Ruben Escobedo is a California native focusing in defending public and private entities in civil suits ranging from complex constitutional claims to garden variety personal injury cases. He started his legal career at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where he gained early trial experience as a law student and an interest in representing municipalities and the public servants that drive them. After passing the bar, Mr. Escobedo spent his first two years as a lawyer working with a solo practitioner in Santa Ana, where he gained additional trial experience and sharpened his legal writing skills in various civil litigation matters.

In 2013, Mr. Escobedo joined Lynberg & Watkins and is based in the firm’s Central Coast Office. Mr. Escobedo represents municipalities, public schools, and private employers and agencies in state and federal courts along the California coast from San Luis Obispo to San Diego. Mr. Escobedo lives in Paso Robles, CA, with his wife Allie and their two children, Brooke and Walker. In his free time, Mr. Escobedo enjoys golf, snow skiing, and karaoke.

When not working, Mr. Escobedo enjoys golf and karaoke.

Position At L&W:

  • Partner

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Rights
  • Labor and Employment
  • General Torts
  • Premises Liability
  • Public Entity Defense



  • Juris Doctor
  • Chapman University School of Law (Fowler)
  • 2011


  • California State University, Long Beach
  • 2008

Bar Affiliations:

  • Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Legal Writers
  • National Order of Scribes
  • Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association


  • Employment Law Updates (2017-2019)
  • Premises Liability Updates (2017-2018)
  • Achieving the Goals of Sentencing Tax Evaders After United States v. Booker, Vol. 2 Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice 275 (2011)


  • Labor Law Update, Pan American Insurance Seminar (2019)
  • Mindfulness and Identifying Impairments to Attorney Competence, Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association (2018)
  • Law and Motion: Dos and Don’ts for Paralegals, Santa Barbara Paralegal Association (2018)
  • California Payroll Best Practices, Pan American Insurance Seminar (2017)
  • Anti-SLAPP Motions for Government Lawyers CLE Seminar, Lynberg & Watkins (2016)


  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of the State of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Representative Cases:

  • Ali v FusionStorm, Inc., 2019 WL 495823
  • Butts v. Cal. State University, Daily Journal (Mar. 24, 2017)
  • Lane v. Cal. State University, 2017 WL 5623520
  • Amaya v. Orange Unified School District, 2016 WL 2989569
  • Alan v. Buena Park Sch. Dist., 2015 WL 10856334

Contact This Firm

Lynberg & Watkins, APC

731 South Lincoln Street
Suite C
Santa Maria, CA 93458
United States

Law Firm Contact: Trevor Resurreccion

Tel: 805.232.3884

Fax: 805.314.2661



Member Since: 2019

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