Ryan E. Abernethy

Ryan E. Abernethy

Associate Attorney
Gold River, California
800-796-0397 (Toll free)

Mr. Abernethy has successfully represented clients in a broad spectrum of employment-related disputes, including: discrimination; harassment; wage and hour (individual and class action); wrongful termination; traditional labor/union; workers compensation and trade secrets.

Mr. Abernethy joined Costa Law Firm in 2012. Prior to joining Costa Law, he worked for Littler Mendelson where he represented employers in Labor and Employment disputes. Mr. Abernethy also interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in San Francisco, California.

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Consumer Legal Remedies
  • Labor and Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Trade Secrets

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2009
  • Arizona State University
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2006

Published Works

  • The Employer, Lexis, 2009-2010: Trade Secrets & Statutory Rights

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association.
  • American Bar Association


  • English (Primary)