Kenneth Ralston

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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Over the past decade, Gallagher & Kennedy has built a strong team of personal injury attorneys. The firm’s roster has expanded in the past year, adding some of Arizona’s top legal practitioners in the personal injury field. This has positioned G&K to be Arizona’s premiere personal injury law firm with the capacity to support any legal issue clients may encounter. Knowing this team of attorneys, I cannot recommend G&K highly enough to help with all personal injury needs.

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RICHARD C.Best Lawyers Client Review

Shannon Clark and Eleanor Shaffer represented me in a serious car accident case and they did a wonderful job. I felt like they were always available and responsive and they both worked diligently to help me get a great result. I highly recommend anyone looking for an attorney consider Shannon, Eleanor, and the G&K injury team.

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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