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Gregory Gerard Rizio

Personal injury Attorney at Riverside, CA

4.8   16 reviews

also known as Greg Rizio

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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Many of my clients come to me by way of referral from the many satisfied clients that were represented successfully in the past. Referrals from attorneys, court personnel and even Judges are part of my normal business. These people know my reputation and are familiar with the work I perform on behalf of our clients.

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Inland Empire Office
4193 Flat Rock Drive #300
Riverside, CA, 92505
Orange County Office
2677 North Main Street
Suite 225
Santa Ana, CA, 92705
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Posted by Leslie | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I feel so blessed and thankful that Greg and his team fought so long and hard for me. My wrongful death case was difficult with many layers. I was always treated with compassion and respect and kept informed every step of the way. I cannot thank them enough for their dedication and professionalism. I will miss our conversations.
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Posted by Charlene | July 26, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Greg Rizio is a top Riverside personal injury and employment law lawyer
I have know Greg Rizio for many years. He is a top Riverside personal injury attorney and employment lawyer, and I have the greatest respect for his integrity, hard work and knowledge. He is most trusted and always kind. Greg is an exceptional lawyer and I give him my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Attentive Caring
Attorney Greg Rizio and his highly experienced staff recently assisted me with a pedestrian accident (myself) that occurred late last year. Little did we know that in a matter of a few short weeks, that the world would be caught in the middle of a pandemic. My case was closely followed despite the disruption caused by the shelter-in-place order, and I had no doubt that the outcome would be resolved in my favor. I would like to also thank legal secretary Norma (superstar!), who patiently answered all my questions, and attorney Lynn for all her help. With many thanks, your happy client
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Posted by Pamela | June 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Truly a God send
It is hard to put in to words how extremely satisfied I am with the care that I received from, not just Greg, but from the entire team. They are knowledgeable and experienced and take what they do personally. I always felt that my best interest was of the utmost importance. I was treated not just as "another case". I was treated like family. Putting my faith in the Rizio Law Firm is the best decision that I ever made. Due to the accident, It was very difficult for me to drive long distances and driving in traffic terrified me. With me living in the high desert, it wasn't always easy, but Greg did his best to accommodate my needs. I have and always will highly recommend the Rizio Law Firm.
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Posted by Angela | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
Any Car Accident takes a lengthy time to Handle, and the Time involved, I am extremely Happy and Highly recommend Gregory Rizio, Rizio Law Firm and his Staff. With other Agencies involved they we're very professional and kept me informed on the case and what it took to get all the information to settle my law suit. The work involved not just my case but I'm sure other cases they handle is a Amazing! And time consuming, They truly care what you have to deal with on a personal level and will always get a fair settlement for you. Thank You Rizio Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
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One Gifted Attorney
When I was injured my husband called The Rizio Law Firm. Since that call, Mr. Rizio, Aaron Hicks and his extended staff at Rizio Law Firm worked hard to help me. Greg and Aaron are genuinely helpful. Aaron Hicks was never more than a phone call away. They went above and beyond what my husband and I could ever have imagined. They fought for me against the Insurance Company and won. Some people are blessed with special abilities, and Mr. Rizio surly has the ability to help people who are truly in need. I would highly recommend Rizio Law Firm. It's like the Family you can truly depend on when in need, you will not be disappointed. My family and I will forever be grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
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Fantastic lawyer
Greg represented me in a motor vehicle accident. He was caring, kind and patient with my many questions. He always called me back the same day that I called him. With his diligence, I received a great settlement and he relieved a lot of my stress and worry. I recommend him without reservation!
Posted by Liz | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two Traffic Accidents
Greg Rizio handled two traffic accidents for me. In each case I was the victim who already had prior medical issues. My medical records are about 6 feet tall, Mr. Rizio and his team reviewed ALL of the records and represented me better than I could ever have expected. They understood my needs and what I was going through. I had NO worries once he took my case. I am happy and thankful for Mr. Rizio, I would refer everybody to him. Thank you so much, Liz.
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Posted by Suzanne | April 20, 2015
Legal Eagle
Being an attorney myself, as well as an adjudicator, I have met countless lawyers and only a handful come close to Mr. Rizio. The first day I met Mr. Rizio was the first day I took a breath since “the incident.” Mr. Rizio and his team of smart, skillful and caring individuals undertook an arduous discovery process that resulted in prevailing over a most formidable opponent. I can be a tad “high maintenance” and Mr. Rizio and his firm took my calls, answered my questions and put my mind at ease. I know for certain my best interest was foremost in their minds. I highly recommend Rizio & Nelson. I am most grateful I picked up the phone and asked for help. I would encourage anyone who has experienced a personal injury to do the same.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Excellent Lawyer! Highly Recommend!
I hired Greg Rizio when I was injured in a slip and fall. He personally met with me and was very easy to talk with. He is a great lawyer and doesn't back down. He will fight for you. His firm returns calls and keeps in touch with you at all times. I highly recommend Greg Rizio to be your lawyer.
Posted by Dale | April 10, 2014
Greg is an Attorney's Attorney
I first met Greg when he was an opposing counsel, representing a lady who tripped and fell on my client's displaced sidewalk. His honesty, character, and hard work in representing his client impressed me. After a resolution of that matter, we became friends and I referred several people to Greg. When I had the misfortune of being injured when a truck turned in front of me while I was riding a bicycle , Greg was the attorney I turned to. As expected, he and his staff took good care of me and achieved a good result. I am quite pleased with his professional handling of my case and highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2011
In Trouble? This is the person you need!
We were in a terrible car accident and we needed help. We called the law offices of Rizio and Nelson and Greg Rizio was assigned to our case. Not only was he responsive, but he was in regular contact with us and he helped us get the justice we deserved. I highly recommend Greg and his services.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2011
Caring and Aggressive
I was injured in a car accident and Greg got me the settlement I deserved. All while making me feel informed and taken care of.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2009
Best Attorney Ever
Greg was absolutely wonderful to deal with. He kept me up to date on everything, was readily available to answer questions and I always felt like I was his only client. I never felt rushed or like I was being dismissed. Thank you very much for all of your assistance.
Posted by Chase | November 30, 2009
Very friendly and easy to work with!
I was in a small car accident and contacted Greg Rizio. I went into his office and spoke with him personally - throughout the entire process he was very friendly, informative, and kept me up to date with what was going on with my case throughout the entire process. I have referred him to a few friends for DUI cases and they have loved him as well!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2010
Horrifying Experience
My husband retained the firm of Rizio, Nelson & MacGuire in response to my arrest and booking. After receiving my retainer fees, I never again received call backs or contact from lawyers at this firm. No one appeared at my arraignment. Ultimately i was forced to retain another attorney, and took R,N & M to arbitration to refund my $4000 retainer. Mr. Rizio appeared at the arbitration, refused to to try work out an agreement, was rude, belittling, unprofessional and disrespectful---even in the presence of the arbortator. Ultimately, I received a full refund, however, I had to take an appeal to small claims to get it. In the end, I wish I NEVER retained R, N & M. Their lack of professionalism and unresponnsiveness made an already challenging legal situation feel like a nightmare!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Rizio Law Firm
  • 1993 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Simon Greenleaf School of Law
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bruggeman, Smith & Peckham
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Deputy District Attorney Pro Tem
  • San Diego District Attorneys Office
  • 1991 - 1992
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  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Point Loma Nazarene Coll
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stalled Car driver struck
  • Awarded $1,750,000
  • Rear End Collision survivor
  • Awarded $1,030,000
  • Father killed with security gate
  • Awarded $1,100,000
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  • Italian American Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Inland Empire ABOTA
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles Trial Attorneys\CAALA
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association\Trial Lawyers
  • Member/Arbitrator
  • 1995 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member/Arbitrator
  • 1992 - Present
  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Membership
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer - Top 5% in So. Cal.
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Litigator Award
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer - Top 5% in So. Cal.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer - Top 5% in So. Cal.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer - Top 5% in So. Cal.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer - Top 5% in So. Cal.
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
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  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers - Top 5% of all attorneys.
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Masters Seminar - Persuasion
  • Moderator
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
Endorse Gregory
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rizio is a superb attorney and has earned the utmost respect of the legal community. He has a track record of achieving excellent results for his clients. At the same time, he always acts with civility and professionalism."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A true Plaintiff's attorney. The best of the best. If you are looking for a real advocate with a tremendous amount of experience, knowledge, and compassion. Greg is your guy."
Spinal cord injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rizio provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Rizio provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is an amazing lawyer who helps his clients in every aspect of their cases. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is one of the finest lawyers I know. Greg has the highest ethics and regard for others in the profession. He let's his results speak for themselves and has the highest respect from his colleagues and adversaries. As important, Greg is exceedingly personable and approachable--a tremendously important trait with clients and counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is one of the most talented, highly trained and competent attorneys around. He obtains excellent results for his clients and is very well respected in the legal community. I am happy to endorse him. Jason Cohn"
Litigation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Greg for about a year. He has always demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism and devotion to his clients. Greg is extremely knowledgeable and highly effective at helping his clients achieve their objectives. I would strongly recommend Greg to a friend or family member."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rizio combines his expertise in advocacy with superlative interpersonal skills to make up one of the finest trial lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of seeing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to exchange referrals with Attorney Rizio. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked under Greg's direct supervision for approximately 2 1/2 years and he is by far one of the best and brightest attorneys that I have ever met. Not only is he an outstanding attorney but a wonderful person. I would feel comfortable letting Greg represent me or anyone in my family in any type of case. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is professional, aggressive, and really takes his time to make sure that the work done is thorough and complete - it shows by his past successes."
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Licensed for 32 years
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