It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we inform you that on December 20, 2022, our colleague Ralph Lombardi, Esq. passed away peacefully surrounded by family.

Ralph spent 46 years as a trial lawyer. Recognized by his peers as a formidable and respected adversary with over 100 trials to verdict, he was elected to membership by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as appellate counsel on numerous matters resulting in published opinions by the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Ralph served as President of the San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA in 2003 and as National Board Representative from 2004 to 2022. He received the prestigious Don E. Bailey Civility & Professionalism Award in 2010.

In 2018, Ralph joined ADR Services, Inc., utilizing his decades of experience to help litigants resolve disputes and bring peace into their lives. Ralph was a kind, gentle soul, and a positive force in the lives of everyone he interacted with. He had an amazing ability to make people feel welcomed, comfortable, and at ease.

The world is a better place because of his impact and legacy. It was our great privilege to have known Ralph. We will all miss him dearly.