Ronald K. Losch


Before attending law school, Mr. Losch graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1968 and served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Cadet and Commissioned Officer from 1964 to 1973. He graduated with honors in 1975 from George Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C. and was admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar the same year.


While practicing in the District of Columbia, Mr. Losch served as Minority Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Merchant Marine Subcommittee from 1975 to 1981  and as Deputy Minority Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Merchant Marine  and Fisheries Committee from 1979 to 1981.


Mr. Losch was admitted to the California Bar in 1981 when he relocated from the Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. He was an Associate in the Law Office of Lester Howard Clark from 1981 to 1986 and was the Principal of Ronald K. Losch, Attorney at Law from 1986 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Losch partnered with Joseph Ehrlich to form Losch & Ehrlich, Attorneys at Law.
Losch & Ehrlich
Attorneys at Law

Ronald K. Losch, Partner

rl@losch-ehrlich.com
Specializations
Mr. Losch has extensive trial, appellate, arbitration, and mediation experience. Utilizing his training as an engineer, he also has had extensive experience representing contractors and owners in complex construction matters.

Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
U.S. District Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court - Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California

Legal Experience
Founding Partner, Losch & Ehrlich - Attorneys at Law (1997-present)
Contract Partner, Kaye, Rose & Partners, LLP (1997-present)
Principal, Ronald K. Losch, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA (1986-1997)
Associate, Law Offices of Lester Howard Clark, San Francisco, CA (1981-1986)
Admitted to California Bar (1981)
Deputy Minority Counsel to U.S. House of Representatives Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee (1979-1981)
Minority Counsel to U.S. House of Representatives Merchant Marine Subcommittee (1975-1981)
Admitted to Washington, D.C. Bar (1975)

Published Cases
Kingston Constructors, Inc. v. Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, 14 Cal.4th 939 (1997)

Legislative Initiatives
As Counsel to the Merchant Marine Subcommittee, Mr. Losch conducted oversight hearings on all federal statutes affecting the U.S. Merchant Marine including the Jones Act, USL&H Act, and the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. He has also drafted and been involved in the passage of amendments to numerous statutes affecting the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Education
George Washington School of Law, Washington D.C. (J.D., with honors, 1975)
United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT (B.S., 1968)

Other Experience
Mr. Losch has served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Cadet and Commissioned Officer (1964-1973). He received a Second Mate's License (unlimited tonnage, any ocean) in 1973. In connection with his responsibilities as Counsel to the Merchant Marine Subcommittee, he attended the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference from 1976 to 1981 and has written extensively on the Law of the Sea, especially with respect to the impact of an international regime on international maritime commerce and free transit for military vessels. He has also lectured on these subjects to graduate students at Golden Gate University School of Law.