Ron H. Oberndorfer

Ron H. Oberndorfer

Attorney at Law

Born and raised in Southern California, Ron has been a resident of East San Diego County since 1979. Ron graduated with distinction from the University of Redlands having earned two majors, Business Administration and Economics with an emphasis in Accounting. He was a member of several academic societies including the honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. While attending California Western School of Law, the California Western International Law Journal published an article authored by Ron. Ron graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1978. The same year he was admitted to the State Bar of California, became a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, and joined the Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Litigation Sections. Ron now practices solely in the business and estate areas of law and no longer litigates. Ron’s goal is to provide quality and expeditious legal assistance.

Ron places great emphasis on his commitment to his wife, Lisa, his three married children, and his community. He is an active leader in San Diego and has served on the Boards of Directors of many institutions and organizations. Ron has served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, having served for several years on the Board of Directors of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Ron was instrumental in preparing the legal documents to merge the La Mesa and El Cajon Chambers to form the East County Regional Chamber of Commerce, now called the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Ron has also served on the Board of Directors and is past Chairman of The Wellness Community of San Diego, a charitable organization which provided free counseling and support services to cancer patients and their families. He served several years on the Boards of Directors of the San Diego Jewish Academy, and served as the president of the Foothills Bar Association, and the East San Diego County Lawyer Referral Service. For seven years, he served on the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges Board of Directors, serving as Chairman for three years. While a Foundation board member, Ron served as its representative to Propositions R and V Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committees, chairing each committee.

Ron also served on the Board of Directors Grossmont Hospital Corporation for a full nine year term. Now, after an eight year hiatus, Ron has rejoined the Sharp Grossmont Hospital corporate Board of Directors..

Areas of Practice

  • Entity Formation & Business Planning
  • Contracts
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Successions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Entity Dissolution
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations
  • Shareholders' Rights
  • Trademarks
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration

Bar Admissions
  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1978

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Law Journal: California Western International Law Journal, 1977 - 1978
  • University of Redlands, Redlands, California
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Dual major in Economics and Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting

Published Works

  • Forfeiture Remission, California Western International Law Journal, Summer, 1978

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee, El Cajon Citizen of the Year, 2003 and 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Foothills Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1994
  • Foothills Bar Association, President, 1990 - 1991
  • East County Lawyer Referral Service, 1984 - 1989
  • East County Lawyer Referral Service, President, 1987 - 1988
  • El Cajon Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1985 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Weeks, Wills, Hoffman & Hargove, Associate, 1978 - 1980
  • Law Office of Ron H. Oberndorfer, 1980 - 1987
  • Fischbeck & Oberndorfer, A.P.C., Shareholder, 1987 - 1992
  • Fischbeck, Oberndorfer, Waters, & O'Connor, A.P.C., Shareholder, 1992 - 1994
  • Fischbeck & Oberndorfer, A.P.C., Shareholder, 1994 - 2020

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Association, 1983 - 1986
  • Board of Directors, San Diego Jewish Academy, 1985 - 1991
  • Anti-Defamation League, Civil Rights Committee, 1985 - 1990
  • Board of Directors, The Wellness Community, San Diego, 1991 - 2002
  • President, The Wellness Community, San Diego, 1996 - 1998
  • Chairman, East County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1999 - 2000
  • Board of Directors, Olaf Weighorst Museum Foundation, 2001 - 2006
  • Board of Directors, Grossmont Hospital Corporation, 2000 - 2009
  • Proposition R Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, 2009 - 2015
  • Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges Board of Directors, 2009 - 2016
  • Proposition R Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, Chairman, 2012 - 2015
  • Proposition V Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, 2012 - 2015
  • Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyuamaca Colleges Board of Directors, Chairman, 2012 - 2015
  • Proposition V Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, Chairman, 2014 - 2015
  • Board of Directors, Grossmont Hospital Corporation 2017 - present