Hon. H. Ronald Hauptman (Comm. Ret.)


Commissioner Ronald Hauptman has been a part of the Los Angeles legal community for over 45 years. After a 23 year legal career that focused largely on criminal matters, he was elected as a Commissioner of the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1984. Commissioner Hauptman served in that role for 22 years, being assigned to the Juvenile, Criminal, Family Law and Probate sections.

Commissioner Hauptman presided over more than 140 jury trials and more than 1,000 court trials and evidentiary hearings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Probate
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Family Law

Employment History

  • Los Angeles Count Superior Court, Commissioner, 1984-2006
    Assigned to

    • Juvenile (1 YEAR)
    • Criminal (10 YEARS)
    • Family Law (3 YEARS)
    • Probate (8 YEARS)
  • General Practice of Law 1961-1984
    Representing clients in matters of:

    • Corporate Law
    • Commercial Law
    • Personal Injury
    • Criminal Law
    • Juvenile Law
    • Probate
    • Family law
  • United States Treasury Department Estate And Gift Tax 1959 -1961


  • Rutgers University Law School, J.D. 1959
  • Rutgers University, Bachelors 1953


  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • California Judges Association, Member
  • Criminal Courts Bar, Past President
  • Served as a presenter and as team leader (organizer recruiter of presenters, and scheduling) at several judicial training programs on probate

Representative Cases