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David Hull Ricks

Wrongful death Attorney at Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    After an auto accident, make sure that you contact a personal injury attorney to help you recover from the damages you may be suffering from. At the Inland Empire Law Group, personal injury attorney David Ricks has helped hundreds of people receive that compensation that they deserve.

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Medical malpractice
    When you are ill, you put your health into the hands of your doctor. Each year thousands of patients become victims of medical malpractice- negligence, mistake, misdiagnoses, and surgical errors that can lead to permanent hard and even death. If you suspect that you or a loved one has been seriously hurt due to medical malpractice, call the Inland Empire Law Group to set up and free consultation, 909-481-0100

    36 years, 200 cases

  3. Personal injury
    David Ricks, founder of the Inland Empire Law Group has successfully handled nearly two thousand injury accident cases in the Inland Empire and surrounding counties. Clients appreciate the personal attention they receive and the information they are provided during the process. Let us examine your personal injury case and see if we can help your recover what you deserve. Call 909-481-0100.

    36 years, 1,700 cases

  4. Slip and fall accident
    Although some slip and fall accidents are due to clumsiness or lack of attention many falls are the fault of the owner of the property in which you fell. Dark hallways, loose carpeting, wet floors, uneven sidewalks, or missing handrails pose safety risks to everyone, and negligent property owners are often responsible for the serious injuries that result. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call the Inland Empire Law Group today to find out more information. 909-481-0100

    36 years, 100 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    The death of a loved one is often overwhelming. During these times of trouble you need to rely on an experienced attorney that can help you navigate the difficulties in recovering from this loss. David H. Ricks has handled many injury and death related claims to their successful conclusion. Let us help you evaluate your needs and rights to recovery. Call 909-481-0100.

    36 years, 50 cases

  6. Motorcycle accident

    36 years, 30 cases

  7. Animal and dog bites

I have been a long time resident of Southern California's Inland Empire.  My law practice focuses on helping people and businesses in the Inland Empire. 


My family and I returned to Rancho Cucamonga after spending seven years in Provo, Utah attending undergraduate and law school at BYU.  I have been extremely glad to be a resident of Rancho Cucamonga and have enjoyed my associations with community members.  These associations have brought great joy to my life.


I enjoy playing basketball, skiing and working out.  But more importantly, I enjoy spending time with my kids, coaching soccer and serving those in need.

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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired for a quick consultation. Was the only attorney who got back to me promptly to schedule something (well actually his staff set it up). When we met on the phone he gave good prompt advice and helped me resolve my question quickly and easily.
Posted by Shayna | August 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Regret retaining someone else, wishing I would’ve known about Mr. Ricks first.
Mr. David Ricks was awesome. I went in for a consultation and even though he wasn’t able to help me and my family out, for various reasons, he gave us the most priceless legal advice yet. He pulled no punches with us and gave us invaluable information that no one else had even thought of giving us. I regret who we had hired and wish that we had known about him first because we would have retained him instantly. For anyone out there that’s looking for an attorney of his specialty, I would highly recommend Mr. David Ricks.
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Posted by Keith | June 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly reccomend
Mr.Ricks took on my case against a well know big name. His knowledge of the law and his professionalism makes him very good at what he does. Defense tried to have my case dismissed in every way possible without success. Mr. Ricks was dettermined to get me justice. During trial he was remarkable in his style and presentation of everything. He returned a jury verdict in my favor for over 9 million dollars. The defense never offered a dime. He is in my opinion a ausome trial attorney and a man of good morals. He takes pride in his work and has compassion for his clients. His team is great and kept me updated regularly. You cant go wrong with his firm. Walking into his office changed my life forever.
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Posted by Singh | March 21, 2017
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An Excellent Attorney
Mr. Ricks is an outstanding attorney. He is very honest and fair. He has great knowledge of law. His office staff is also very courteous. Considering 30+ years of experience, his fees are very reasonable. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Cassey | March 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Blessed Thank you!!!
I personally want to take this opportunity to thank David Ricks and his entire staff for the unbelievable support and encouragement during the last three years of my malpractice lawsuit. The staff and David were always there to answer all my questions and help direct me in all the right directions when needed. I have been hospitalized 20-plus times since my incident and the staff was always in touch checking on my every need, we had many days of tears and many days of prayers but they were always by my side. David assured when the time had come that I received the maximum amount plus much much more. This firm is first class all the way and I'm so very blessed for the outcome and grateful, David and his staff were along for this fight with me!!! Blessings Always!! Cassey Cinqmars Fisher
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2012
A DEVOTED Attorney
Mr. Ricks is a hands-down BRILLIANT attorney. Not only have I had the honor and privilege of working for him in the past, but he represented me once regarding a small matter and did an outstanding job. Mr. Ricks puts his all into every case and personally devotes countless hours of his time and attention to making sure that your case is handled with absolute precision. Not only is he an outstanding attorney, but so is his staff. They are always informative and helpful in keeping you informed as to the status of your case. This truly is a great firm.
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Posted by Ronda A. | October 23, 2010
Excellent Service, Honest, & Straight Forward
We retained Mr. Ricks for a business matter and he handled it efficiently and effectively. His knowledge of the law was strong and his approach very straight forward. He devised our plan of action immediately, during the consultation, saving us thousands in "let me research that" time and money. We will definitely use him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Fred | December 30, 2009
Excellent attorney
Phoenix Unlimited is a small business that was being sued by a large company with an army of attorneys. We felt that our attorney originally retained was not representing us properly, and were introduced to Mr. Ricks by a mutual friend. From the first meeting with him, we felt relieved and had a renewed attitude of positive thinking. David Ricks and his team went above and beyond their duties and did an excellent job for us. They were a pleasure to work with. Our company will use this firm for any future legal issues. I would highly recommend them. President/CEO Phoenix Unlimited LLC
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Posted by Timothy | December 30, 2009
David ricks is one of the very few lawyers worth his salt!
Running into a complex real estate legal problem was very difficult and time consuming. David kept the case moving foward and kept the pressure on. Ultimate victory was at hand when he delivered the clean, concise blow to opposing counsel with organized, thoughtful remarks.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2015
Disappointing Experiecne
I spoke to Mr. Ricks on the phone and he sounded like a decent man. He said come in for a meeting but could not see me for a week. So, I scheduled an appointment and came to see him. We discussed the case, and he said he would send me the retainer agreement shortly. A week went by and did not hear from him. I followed up; then he replied he was too busy to take on my case. In all fairness he recommended other attorneys. However, I chose to find another lawyer on my own. This was not a contingency fee arrangement; therefore, I was very disappointment he was not forthcoming and wasted 2 precious weeks since my deadline to take a legal action was fast approaching. He seemed like a descent man and I have been thinking whether to give this review, but I felt I have a moral obligation to share my experience.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner - Attorney
  • David H. Ricks & Associates
  • 2005 - Present
  • Owner
  • Inland Empire Law Group
  • 2005 - Present
  • Owner - Attorney
  • Law Offices of David H. Ricks
  • 1992 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Covington & Crowe
  • 1987 - 1992
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  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Hurtado v. Nuygen
  • Settled for $500,000.00


  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Inland Empire Chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • How to Try Your First Civil Case
  • How To Try Your First Civil Case
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Nuts and Bolts of Expedited Jury Trials
  • 2012
  • San Gabriel Valley Bar Association
  • Taking and Using Depositions Effectively
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Eduction Seminar
  • Improving the Image of Lawyers
  • 2002
  • How to Try Your First Civil Case
  • How to Try Your First Civil Case
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a trial against Mr. Ricks back in 2015. It was a hard-fought case, and he was at all times courteous and professional both in and out of court."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ricks is a knowledgeable and strong advocate for his client. He has an excellent reputation in the Inland Empire and always does the best job for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Ricks is experienced and knowledgeable. His qualifications and experience make him an excellent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Ricks since college and I find him to be a very honest and hard working attorney. I have seen his preparation before court, and his demeanor during court, and there is no one who presents a better case than Mr. Ricks. I always refer any clients with personal injury claims to Mr. Ricks as he is the best."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a superb civil attorney. I would trust him to represent me or my family members in a heartbeat. At this point in David's experience in his field of law is almost unmatched. You can trust David Rick's with your most important matters. I give David Ricks my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an attorney of the highest integrity. In addition to integrity, David is extremely experienced in personal injury, medical malpractice, and business litigation. Furthermore, David and his staff are among the very best you can find at servicing their clients. I highly endorse David Ricks without qualification of any kind. I send him clients without hesitation. If you are reading this and you are in need of a civil attorney you should call David. You will be glad you did."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Friend
"David Ricks is an amazing attorney that is experienced, hard working and dedicated to obtaining the best results for his clients. He is smart and skillful at negotiation- making him one of the best civil attorneys in the area. I highly endorse his services."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Ricks and I tried a construction defect/warranty case. I was opposing counsel. Mr. Ricks was well prepared and his clients prevailed. Mr. Ricks is a past and future president of the local bar association. Mr. Ricks and his staff are professional and discreet. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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