Ryan L. Dostart

Ryan L. Dostart

Sacramento, California
Mr. Dostart is an associate in the law firm of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP. Prior to working as an attorney, Mr. Dostart worked as a law clerk for Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora for four years while attending law school at night. Mr. Dostart is passionate about helping injury victims who are in need of an advocate and works diligently to that end.

Mr. Dostart has been selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star” by Northern California Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis, and the sum of recipients account for only 2.5 percent of all attorneys.

In the fall of 2013, Mr. Dostart co-tried the case of Hackett v. Silva Trucking, et al. wherein the jury returned a verdict of $34,921,215.33 (an additional $4,664,330.48 in pre-judgment interest and expert costs were subsequently added to the verdict). This was the largest personal injury verdict in the State of California in 2013 and remains the largest personal injury verdict in Sacramento County.

Mr. Dostart’s trial victories also include a $2.9 million verdict on behalf of a young woman rear ended by a commercial vehicle. The case went to trial after the last offer from the defense of $350,000 was rejected. The jury awarded the plaintiff more than $1 million for past and future medical care and an additional $1.9 million for past and future pain and suffering. 

Mr. Dostart prosecuted a case with Mr. Buccola and Florida co-counsel involving the tragic death of a 21-year-old woman who fell during a parasailing incident while honeymooning with her husband. After multiple years of litigation across several states, the matter resolved just short of trial with a major hotel chain and multiple parasailing parts manufacturers contributing to a confidential settlement.

In another case involving a crane collapse and near-amputation of our client’s arm, Mr. Dostart took over 30 depositions while co-prosecuting the case with Mr. Buccola and Mr. Greenblatt. After never receiving a single offer from the crane company, the case resolved on the first day of trial with the defendant crane company paying $3.4 million.

Outside of the typical personal injury case, Mr. Dostart recently tried a civil battery case involving an elderly man who was attacked in a Peet’s Coffee shop after a previous road-rage incident between the plaintiff and the assailant’s wife. Despite minimal medical treatment and only $18,000 in medical expenses, the jury sent a loud message to the bully defendants by awarding plaintiff $268,407 in damages.

Mr. Dostart grew up in the Sierra Foothills. When not advocating for his clients, he can be found spending time with his wife, Raina (the two met and started dating as teenagers), and their two precocious daughters, Mia and Gabriella. Mr. Dostart also enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011


  • Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctor - May, 2011
    • Honors: Best Trial Advocacy Award
  • University of California, Davis
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2006
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California