Practice Area

Civil defense litigation is our specialty

At Ridley Master, we consider it our professional privilege and obligation to add value to the matters on which we are asked to consult.  We understand that clients don’t like surprises.  That is why we emphasize good communication and a collaborative working relationship with our clients.

How we work

It is possible to be zealous and ethical advocates for our clients, while remaining civil and collegial with our adversaries.  The attorneys of Ridley Master are experienced professionals and conduct themselves accordingly at all times.

On occasion, we receive matters in which the liability of a given client may be readily apparent and where available and viable defenses may be limited.  We pride ourselves on the early identification of problematic issues or cases. We communicate promptly and clearly with our clients. We work with our clients, collaboratively, to employ strategies which limit litigation costs as we position the case to resolve with the best terms for the client.

Our written work product and motion practice are second to none.  Our team of attorneys are seasoned civil litigators with decades of trial experience.  If settlement is not a realistic option or is not in the best interests of our clients, we are ready, willing and able to effectively advance our clients’ interests at trial. 

We discuss case details and legal strategies directly with each client on a regular basis, so our clients never question the status of their matters. This results in a practice with loyal clients who always know the legal strategies being implemented to benefit them. 

Ridley Master attorneys’ expertise extends across multiple specialties, including the following:

Professional negligence / police excessive force

Public entity defense

Product liability claims

Construction defect claims

Environmental litigation (asbestos and benzene exposure / toxic torts)

Dangerous condition of public property / premises liability

Employment litigation and unfair competition / business practices claims

Pre-litigation management/defense of landslide and subsidence actions on behalf of public entities

Our results speak for themselves.  Our clients are loyal and long-standing for a reason.   We invite prospective clients to contact Ridley Master and to speak with a partner to learn more about our firm.

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