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Attorney Alan G. Ridenour manages his own practice while working with various other San Diego area firms. While studying law, Mr. Ridenour was a Sr. Liability Adjuster for a local San Diego adjusting firm. During his years with the firm he gained invaluable experience and insight into handling large liability claims from the insurance company perspective. That experience is most beneficial now while representing clients in their dealings with members of the insurance industry.


Mr. Ridenour received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from San Diego State University in 1996. He went to work for a Sierra Nevada gold mine as a lead Investigative Geologist and later held a position with the City of San Diego. Both positions provided early experience with regulatory interpretations and compliance.


Mr. Ridenour transitioned into handling liability claims for a San Diego area adjusting firm, which concentrated on maritime, aviation, as well as commercial general liability claims. During this time Mr. Ridenour returned to school earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Western Sierra Law School were his studies secured him the honor of class Valedictorian. While at Western Sierra Law School, Mr. Ridenour wrote articles for San Diego Lawyer Magazine while continuing to hold his adjusting job.


After passing the California Bar Examination, the “most difficult bar examination in the country”, Mr. Ridenour went to work for one of his prior law professors, a local Family Law Specialist.  Mr. Ridenour still works as a special associate for his former professor.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    6 years
  3. Uncontested Divorce: 15%
    6 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
    6 years
  5. Adoption: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($75-185/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Alan is a talented lawyer. He maintains good communication with clients and always keeps them informed. He works hard and is a great advocate who puts his clients first.


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Contact info

7777 Alvarado Rd.
Suite 413
La Mesa, CA, 91942


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ValedictorianWestern Sierra Law School2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special AssociateLaw and Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck2010 - Present
AttorneyRidenour Law Office2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
GW v. JWPermanent Restraining Order in favor of client.
PW v. UnitrinSettlement offer after prior refusal to communicate
JS v. SSDissolution of marriage in accordance with client's wishes.
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Lawyer MagazineEarly Birds, Networking at the Beginning of a Career2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western Sierra Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NAMS Global 2013 ConferenceContaining Cargo Calamities2013