Estate Planning, Elder Law, Bankruptcy Lawyer Serving the California counties of Ventura,
Santa Barbara, & Los Angeles

Experienced
in life and Law

During my 20 years as a marketing professional and small business owner, I had my fair share of successes and failures, and learned a lot along the way. Those experiences have made me a more tenacious negotiator & litigator, and a more compassionate lawyer.

Responsive & Down-to-Earth

Each client I work with knows they can call, text, and email me whenever they need me. I always get back to you as quickly as possible, and I answer all of you questions in simple, everyday language — not incomprehensible legal jargon.

Ready to Get Things Moving

The situation you’re facing probably has you feeling stuck - but that’s why I’m here. People come to me with what appear to be impossible problems and debt, 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. Me? I don’t keep an office. Rather, I make extensive use of the internet, and I work around your busy schedule, and travel to you if needed.

Here's a breakdown of my 3-Step process

First, We’ll Take a Moment to Look at the 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.

Next, I’ll Explain Everything to You in Plain English


Once I’m familiar with your situation, I’ll address all of your concerns and explain what will and won’t happen as your case proceeds. I will do this patiently and respectfully.

Finally, We’ll Develop
Your Plan, Then Take Action


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

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.
See More Results

Feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?

Please Let Me Help

I learned a long time ago that when you feel buried under a mountain of stress, you simply can’t be the best version of yourself. Frankly, that doesn’t sit well with me. I chose to practice the areas of law that I do so that I could help real people overcome their everyday problems and get back to focusing on what’s truly important — their work, their loved ones, and their own personal fulfillment.

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 on all 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 calls, 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. Not to worry — 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.

Recent Posts