The Right Firm Makes all the Difference

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined civil defense experience

The highly skilled attorneys of Ridley Master have over 100 years of combined experience litigating insurance and civil defense matters throughout the State of California in local superior and federal district courts, as well as in state and federal appellate courts.  We have obtained favorable verdicts and rulings on dispositive motions throughout the state.

Why choose us?

Experience is our strong suit: our attorneys are seasoned professionals with decades of experience litigating, trying and resolving cases.  Our highly-proficient attorneys, supported by an equally experienced support staff, provide first-rate legal services to our clients.   It is because of this extensive experience that we understand how to provide our clients with the most value for their money.

Ridley Master’s considerable experience benefits our clients.   We know how to develop effective, cost-efficient case-specific strategies, always with the clients’ goals and best interests foremost in mind.  The attorneys at Ridley Master recommend and perform only those services which benefit the client and accomplish the client’s stated litigation goals.

Cases and clients are unique, and deserve to be treated accordingly.  Each case is individually analyzed and a customized litigation plan prepared with the client’s input and participation.  Our firm size allows us to deliver personalized attention.  We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, as well as our senior partners’ availability to be hands-on throughout.

We know that our clients have many options available to them when it comes to choosing a law firm.  We have maintained a loyal client base by understanding that we have to justify the trust and confidence they place in us every day.   Our mission statement is simple: Provide an unequaled level of professional legal services to our clients every day.

The following is a partial listing of clients we have been privileged to represent:

Representative Clients

Affiliated Insurance Company;

AIG Technical Services, Inc.;

American International Adjustment Company, Inc.;

Agricultural Excess & Surplus Insurance Company;

AIG Claim Services, Inc.;

AIS Insurance Agency;

Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co.;



CALCO Medical Management Corporation;

California Casualty Insurance Company;

Cambridge Integrated Services;

CGU Insurance Company;

Chubb Group;


Continental Insurance;

CNA Insurance;

Civil Service Employees Insurance Company;


Crawford & Company;

Crum & Forster Group;

Eaton Corporation;

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company;

Gay & Taylor, Inc.;

George Hills Company, Inc.;

Great American West;


Hartford Insurance Company;

Industrial Underwriters;

Kemper Insurance Company;

Lexington Insurance Company;

National Union Insurance Company;

New Hampshire Insurance Company;

Parex USA, Inc.;

Randall America;

Repwest Insurance Company;

Riverstone Group;

Roper Industries;

Royal Insurance Company;

Ryobi North America, Inc.;

Safeco Insurance Company;

Shand Morahan;

St. Paul Insurance Company;

Seibels, Bruce & Company;

Superior National Insurance Company;

Tracy Industries;

Travelers Ins. Co.;

United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company;

YMCA of San Francisco;

YMCA of Santa Clara Valley

Public Entity Clients

Pooled Liability Assurance Network Joint Power Authority (PLAN JPA);

Bay Cities Joint Powers Insurance Authority (BCJPIA);

California Joint Powers Risk Management Authority (CJPRMA); 

City of Campbell;

Carmel Area Wastewater District;

Town of Atherton;

City of Belmont;

City of Belvedere;

City of Benicia;

City of Brentwood;

City of Brisbane;

City of Burlingame;

City of Daly;

City of Dublin;

East Bay Regional Park District;

City of Foster;

City of Fremont;

Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District;

City of Half Moon Bay;

Town of Hillsborough;

Homestead Valley Sanitary District;

City of Larkspur;

Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District;

City of Los Altos;

Town of Los Altos Hills;

Town of Los Gatos;

Marin County Major Crimes Task Force;

City of Menlo Park;

Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District;

City of Milpitas;

City of Millbrae;

City Monte Sereno;

City of Newark;

City of Novato;

City of Pacifica;

City of Palo Alto;

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board;

City of Pleasanton;

Town of Portola Valley;

City of Redwood City;

The Regents of the University of California;

Town of Ross;

Sacramento County;

City of San Bruno;

City of San Carlos;

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency;

City of San Mateo;

San Mateo County Transit District;

City of Seaside;

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside;

City of South San Francisco;

City of Sunnyvale;

Town of Tiburon;

Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District;

West Bay Sanitary District;

West County Wastewater District;

Town of Woodside

Providing an unequaled level of professional legal services to our clients.

Contact our firm to speak with a senior partner about your case.

About Us

Ridley Master is an AV-rated, highly respected, civil litigation defense firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our seasoned attorneys litigate simple and complex matters across the State of California.

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Contact Us

1900 O’Farrell Street, Suite 280
San Mateo, CA  94403

Telephone: (650) 365-7715

Facsimile: (650) 364-5297