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Morgan E Ricketts

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   5 reviews

About Morgan

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Ricketts & Yang practices litigation at a high level, having been trained by the largest and most aggressive firms in Los Angeles. Ricketts & Yang have handled cases at all stages of litigation and have obtained favorable settlements from opponents ranging from individuals to companies like BMW, Big Lots, and Panera Bread.

    14 years, 40 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    13 years, 15 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    Ricketts & Yang's former prosecutors know what it takes to get the best deal - and how to win at trial when it's in the client's best interest not to plead guilty.

    13 years, 10 cases

After graduating from Harvard, my work in large law firms felt removed from the actual client and their problem.  I started my own practice so I could work with real people who need legal services, instead of huge corporations where the lawsuit impacts few actual people.  I find my work now to be very rewarding and fulfilling, and have met numerous clients who are now good friends.  I look forward to meeting you and, hopefully, helping you solve a legal problem.

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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 04/24/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ricketts Law
3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2910
Los Angeles, CA, 90010


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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fierce Warrior for Justice
I had an ex boyfriend (who was a crooked attorney) come after me with a restraining order in order to swindle money and property from me. I was terrified and had no knowledge of the process and what awaited me in court. Hiring her was the best thing I've ever done in my life. She saved me from this monster who basically wanted to extort money and ruin my life - he did not know that I hired one of the best criminal attorneys around. Needless to say, I won. I cannot say enough about this exceptional professional who is also an amazing human being.
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Posted by mish | December 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney you'll ever come across
Morgan Ricketts is beyond a god send. She is a one of a kind irreplaceable attorney. She is kind, patient and ethical but also a genius and tough to beat at her line of legal work. She really stands out from the rest of these lawyers because she is passionate about winning justice for her clients and is actually a well qualified attorney who puts her heart into her work. She never treats her clients as dollar signs that many corrupt law firms do. I know this is such a common thing people throw around, but Morgan seriously is THE best attorney I have ever come across in my life and that is not an overstatement. She is our secret weapon because most attorney's don't fight for justice the way she does. She has helped me work on business litigation cases, appearing in court for an alcoholic bureau defense case as well a complicated civil lawsuit I am currently in. I must say being a highly anxious individual, I don't trust many people in general: yet alone a attorney. However, I feel at such ease and confidence when I am in communication with Morgan, and when she represents me in anything I know I have the best attorney around. She does her research to protect her clients. Her fees are also more than reasonable, in fact the best I've encountered. She is very courteous about billing and works out payments that you can afford. Lastly, know that Morgan always has her clients best interests at heart with suggestions that benefit you and will always tell the truth of the situation so you would not be getting ripped off like other law firms do to their clients.
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Posted by Danny A. | August 20, 2014
Morgan is educated, informative, direct, communicative, effective, and personable. She was able to put my situation in perspective, and give me examples that helped me make decisions on some important issues. Morgan was also very successful in negotiating key elements of my case in my favor. I found her very easy to talk with and enjoyed working with her. I very much appreciated Morgan's judgment. I was fortunate to have found someone as knowledgeable as Morgan to handle my legal matter. I've recommended Morgan and will continue to recommend her in any legal matter in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2014
Honest lawyer
I worked at a place that supposed to hire me, they promise a rate per hour and made me work for some days. after that they decided they didn't need me, and paid me less than half of what we agreed! Other lawyers didn't care about my case but the attorney didn't see it as a case of money she saw it as an injustice and that's why she worked so hard on it. I can truly say that mrs Morgan works for justice and is the most loyal and honest lawyer I have ever met.
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Posted by Scott | August 15, 2014
Super helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous
Morgan is professional and was able to get the best outcome in my legal matter while keeping me informed and explaining the various options to me. I would highly recommend her for her strength in legal practice and her very client-friendly approach.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 950-950 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-45%
  • Pro bono 15 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ricketts & Yang
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • LTL Attorneys
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Quinn Emanuel
  • 2009 - 2010


  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • B.A.
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Online Defamation
  • We convinced the court to overturn the default judgment and litigated the case in discovery, and were able to settle the case for less than what the other side paid to bring it.
  • DUI Dismissal
  • We were able to have the DUI dismissed entirely.
  • DUI Defense
  • Negotiated a plea deal from DUI to exhibition of speed.
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  • National Police Accountability Project
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Harvard Alumni Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Quarterly Communication Focus
  • Lessons in Persuasion from A Trial Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Civil Justice in the Wake of Ferguson
  • Reforming the Bane Act
  • 2015
  • Risk Management - UCLA
  • How to Avoid Getting Arrested for DUI - After You've Been Pulled Over
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Morgan
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Morgan Ricketts on cases at a Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College event and she is very passionate and detail oriented. Morgan also exudes intelligence and compassion, and I would not hesitate to send her family members or friends if they ever needed her services. She's an awesome lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morgan is an exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morgan is one of the most respected and knowledgeable attorneys in her field. Her hard work is matched only by the dedication she shows each and every client. She has my highest recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Morgan is a bright, hard working and dedicated attorney who will go the extra mile to get a good result for her clients. Highly endorsed!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morgan Ricketts is an excellent attorney with a well-established track record of obtaining stellar results for her clients in commercial and criminal matters. I am so confident in her abilities that I have referred several clients to her, and all agree that she is smart, hardworking, honest and fair."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Morgan Ricketts is a lawyer's lawyer. She is smart, tenacious, hard-working, thorough, and professional. Morgan can cut through the fluff to find the most salient, important issues that will most successfully advance her client's cause. She is an asset to her clients and her friends."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Ricketts is bright, motivated and incredibly hard working. I have referred clients to her in the past and have received nothing but wonderful accolades thanks to her level of professionalism and commitment to her clients. I highly recommend Ms. Ricketts."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morgan is a dedicated, intelligent attorney who litigates creatively and gets results. I've consulted with her many times regarding trials and trust her instincts. I strongly recommend her to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morgan is a top-notch attorney who is reliable, experienced, and hard-working. She is a thorough and fantastic advocate for her clients. She obtained her degrees from UCLA and Harvard Law. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morgan is one of the finest attorneys with whom I've had the privilege of working. While our professional correspondence centered on a civil litigation matter, I am positive that she brings the same character, tenacity, and professional manner to every matter under her broad practice. It was a pleasure working with her- a pleasure I hope to enjoy again over the years."
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