Kenneth N. Ralston

Associate

Ken is an associate in both Gallagher & Kennedy’s litigation and environmental groups.

Ken has substantial litigation experience in complex commercial cases, property disputes, contractual disagreements, and wrongful death and personal injury cases.  Ken took the lead on several cases and appeared on behalf of clients in court and mediation at every litigation stage.  He strategically assembled crucial motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and motions to exclude opposing experts. Victories on these motions have led to resolutions favorable to his clients, including the exclusion of opposing experts, winning claims on summary judgment, and multi-million dollar settlements in personal injury cases.

In his environmental practice, Ken has advised clients on issues related to hazardous waste disposal, pesticide use, and compliance with regulations associated with radioactive materials disposal.  Ken assisted mining clients with the permit process and provided advice on various water quality issues.  Rounding out this experience, Ken has provided litigation support on environmental cases in front of Federal Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.

Ken attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was ranked second in his class.  After graduating from law school, he achieved one of the top three scores on the Arizona Uniform Bar Examination.  In law school, Ken interned for the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable John J. Tuchi at the District Court of Arizona.  Interning at both the Federal District Court and a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Ken gained valuable insight at both the trial and appellate level.

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Representative Cases

  • Obtained record-setting $85M settlement for State of Arizona in consumer fraud case against Google.
    Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys Kevin D. Neal and Kenneth N. Ralston successfully represented the State of Arizona and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the lawsuit against Google for deceptive and unfair practices involving user location data. Lead counsel Kevin Neal and senior associate Ken Ralston obtained the $85 million settlement – the largest amount per capita the internet giant has paid in a privacy lawsuit of its kind – from Google to settle claims brought against the company under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act in State of Arizona v. Google.

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JUSTIN M.Google

Just recently finished settling from an auto accident that was a little over 2 years ago, Gallagher & Kennedy represented me and as far as everything goes, I don’t really have any complaints, however I did feel like at times there could of been some more communication with me and letting me know what was going on. Glad everything is finally over and I can move on. Would recommend their law firm to represent you if you want very professional people.

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Education

  • Arizona State University
    J.D., summa cum laude, 2017
    Order of the Coif
  • University of Washington
    B.S., Biochemistry, 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona 2017