Ron graduated from Eckerd College with an honors degree 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 in 1981, Ron began practicing law in Los Angeles, handling personal injury matters, which he finds very satisfying. He opened the Law Offices of Ronald Fomalont in 1994, with a primary office in Woodland Hills and a satellite office in Century City. Ron enjoys hiking with his family in the Santa Monica Mountains, is a long-time board member of the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community, and regularly practices Tae Kwon Do in Topanga.