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  1. Business: 75%
    17 years, 25 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    17 years, 10 cases



Hourly ($195-260/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (2%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Harmeet Kaur Dhillon

    Josh is the longtime corporate counsel for a mutual client. I have had the opportunity to work with him in that capacity to help resolve some challenging situations for the client in a positive way. I know from my own long-standing relationship with the client that he is responsive, highly regarded, grasps the needs of a private, consumer-oriented, and constantly evolving business very well. I would not hesitate to recommend Josh to my clients in need of smart, efficient and strategic corporate business advice.


    Harmeet Dhillon Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Felicia Anne Vallera

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Felicia Vallera Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

500 Washington St #700
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Senate2005
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2004
Outstanding Barrister AwardBar Association of San Francisco2004
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Joshua A. Ridless2000 - Present
Associate AttorneyVogl & Meredith LLP1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoLawyer Referral and Information Services Committee2007 - 2008
Bar Association of San Francisco, Barrister's ClubPresident2006 - 2006
Bar Association of San FranciscoBoard of Directors2006 - 2006
Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers ClubBoard of Directors2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome, LLC v., 2007 ILRWeb (P&F) 2453 [SD Cal, 2007]Successfully Application to Inerent Commerce
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Francisco Business TimesProbe legal, tax structure of partnership agreement2007
San Francisco MagazineWho Says Being a Laywer Has to Suck?2007
Pike & Fischer publicationsCourt Sets 'Substantially Similar' Threshold2007
San Francisco AttorneyA16 Review by Joshua Ridless2007
San Francisco AttorneyProfile of a President2006
San Francisco AttorneyLawyer Athletes Workout for Charity2004
San Francisco ChronicleBusy S.F. corporate lawyer prizes his volunteer work2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawN/AN/AN/A
University of California - BerkeleyN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bridging the GapLaw Practice Management2006