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Jeffrey Wayne Rickard

also known as Jeff Rickard

About me

Thanks for checking me out on Avvo.  When I am not working I enjoy fishing in Baja California, hunting for fossils in various locales, 10 mile hikes in Quicksilver County Park, household projects, outdoor projects, watching good shows and, the best of all, time with my wife and my son.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    24 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    24 years
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    24 years
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
    24 years
  5. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%
    24 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Ryan M. Hagan

    I have worked with Jeff on many cases over the course of nearly ten (10) years practicing together and can endorse his professionalism, expertise, compassion and concern for his clients 100%. Jeff is a longtime friend, colleague and the go to attorney at the top of my list if someone I know has been injured and needs counsel. A real top notch person in all respects.


    Ryan Hagan Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Moseley Cary Collins III

    I endorse this lawyer. He has an excellent reputation!


    Moseley Collins Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Needham Kepner Fish & Rickard LLP

1960 The Alameda
Suite 210
San Jose, CA, 95126


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SCCTLA 2011 Trial Lawyer of the YearSanta Clara County Trial Lawyers Association2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
SCCTLA 2008 Trial Lawyer of the YearSanta Clara County Trial Lawyers Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAlexander Hawes, LLP2001 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1986 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/A1986 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/A1986 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe vs. Doe Corporation$6,625,000.00
Hilson v. Tran, Santa Clara County Superior Court$10,100,000.00
McNabb v. IBM, et al, Santa Clara County Superior Court$15,500,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Almaden TimesSan Jose Attorney2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Oral Roberts UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Unite to Fight Insurance Carrier TacticsInsurance carrier tactics2011