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Ryan Oca is a hard-nosed litigator who has a soft spot for the underdog. His mastery of environmental law led to a coveted associate position with California’s preeminent Proposition 65 plaintiff law firm. There, he took the lead in litigating private enforcement actions involving that state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. His substantive and successful motions included those for approval of consent judgments, for dismissal, and for summary judgment. Mr. Oca routinely and successfully negotiated settlement agreements, later approved by the court. In addition to his large caseload, Mr. Oca oversaw discovery and regularly appeared in court.
Prior to his work in environmental law, Mr. Oca clerked in civil and family court in Stamford, Connecticut. There, he prepared dockets, assisted in case management, drafted court orders, and revised and edited judicial decisions. The court relied upon him to assign court dates, certify legal documents, and coordinate with judges to manage courtroom proceedings.
During law school, Mr. Oca’s work with the Florida Human Rights and Immigration Law Project encompassed research, analysis, and application of state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to immigration and asylum law. There, he drafted and reviewed motions to assist immigrants and asylum seekers in securing protections within U.S. borders.
Time and again, Mr. Oca has proven himself to be a champion of the underserved. From his advocacy for victims of relationship abuse to his service as a Greenwich, Connecticut, Town Legislature Representative, Mr. Oca has always been attuned to the nuances of those in need.
Mr. Oca received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from Augsburg College, and his Juris Doctor degree with an International Law Certification from Florida State University College of Law.
Mr. Oca is a member of the Connecticut and California State Bars.