Ron graduated from Eckerd College with an honors in American Studies and then attended law school at USC. While there, he interned for a semester with the California Court of Appeal. After earning his law degree, began practicing law in Los Angeles, soon handling personal injury matters, which he found very rewarding. He opened the Law Offices of Ronald Fomalont in 1994, with a primary office in Woodland Hills and a satellite office in Century City.
He hikes often with his family in the Santa Monica Mountains and is active in the local Chamber of Commerce, as well being board member for a local environmental organization active in the Santa Monica Mountains.