Estate Planning Attorney | Elder Law | Medi-Cal Planning | Wills & Trusts | Bankruptcy | Credit Card & Student Loan Lawsuit Defense Serving Clients in the California counties of Ventura,
Santa Barbara, & Los Angeles

Experienced
in life and Law

Over the course of 20 years as a marketing professional and entrepreneur/small business owner, I had successes and I had failures; I learned a lot along the way. Those experiences made me a more tenacious negotiator & litigator, and a more compassionate Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills & Trusts, and Bankruptcy Lawyer.

Responsive & Down-to-Earth

When you're my client, you can call, text, and email me whenever you need me. I get back to you as quickly as possible, and I promise to answer all of your questions in simple, everyday language — not legal jargon.

Ready to Get Things Moving

The situation you’re facing probably has you feeling stuck - that’s why I’m here. People come to me with what appear to be impossible problems, and I use every tool at my disposal to get your matter moving to the best possible outcome for you.

Eric Ridley


Attorney at Law

I don't have a large fancy office or a battalion of clerks and paralegals - If you want to be impressed by mahogany paneling, law books, and leather chairs, let me know. I’ll refer you to a law firm that has a beautiful office. I don’t keep an office. Instead, I'm a creature of the internet (that's what it's there for), and I work around your busy schedule, and travel to you if needed.

Here's a breakdown of my 3-Step process

1. Big Picture


It may feel like the end of the world right now, but I promise you, it’s not. Let’s start things off by talking about where you currently stand and where you’d like to be.

2. No Jargon


I’ll address your concerns and explain what will and won’t happen as your case proceeds. I will do this patiently and respectfully. No rush, no pressure.

3. Take Action


Each legal plan I design reflects your individual needs and goals. Once that plan is established, I get straight to work on making it happen for you.

What My Clients Have To Say

Practice Areas

Helping good people get great outcomes

Let me help you move forward

Great Outcomes

Ventura Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

$352,000 debt discharged

Ventura Credit Card Lawsuit

$14,000 credit card lawsuit – negotiated confidential settlement which left client VERY happy

Moorpark Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

$4,084,000 discharged

Camarillo Personal Injury

Confidential settlement favorable to my client

Important Disclaimer: Past performance is no guarantee of future results. These outcomes are no guarantee of similar results with your matter.
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Feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?

Please Let Me Help

When you are buried under a mountain of stress, you can’t be the best version of yourself. That doesn’t sit well with me. I choose to practice the areas of law that I do (especially Long-Term Care Planning, Medi-Cal Planning, Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, & Bankruptcy) so that I can help real people overcome their everyday problems and get you back to focusing on what’s truly important — your work, your family and your loved ones.

I will make this process as simple and stress-free for you as possible.

Your situation will inevitably be stressful, but that doesn’t mean I can’t shoulder some of that burden for you. Here are three unique ways I work to make things easier for my clients.

Working Around Your Calendar

I keep my schedule flexible so that I’m available when you need me. We can schedule calls and online meetings after work or whenever makes the most sense for you. And whenever I can’t come to the phone, I will return your call, text, or email as soon as I possibly can.

Traveling to Meet You

Although we can usually accomplish almost everything through phone, skype, texts, and emails (yes, my clients can text me for quick questions), the occasional concern does arise that requires my client and me to sit down together, in person. No worries — I make this process simple. Rather than asking you to gather up all your paperwork and come to me, I will hop in my car and come to you. I'm always happy to meet my clients when and where it's most convenient for them.

Fighting Tenaciously

I am able to resolve the vast majority of the cases I handle before the word “trial” ever comes up. Still, I always prepare for the possibility of trial just in case. And whether we have to negotiate in or out of the courtroom, you can rest easier knowing I am a skilled and experienced fighter.

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