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  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. White Collar Crime: 50%


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  • Karren Melinda Kenney

    Mr. Riddet is an amazing lawyer. I had the privilege of doing a 6 week preliminary hearing with him in a co-defendant aggravated white collar crime case in Orange County. He is so experienced and flawless in the courtroom. He is one of the most respected criminal defense attorneys in Orange County by both state and federal judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys. Anyone who retains the services of Mr. Riddet knows they are in good hands. He obtains incredible results for his clients due to his years of experience and level of respect he has in the legal community.


    Karren Kenney Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Scott Kenneth Petersen

    I worked on several cases opposing Jim Riddet when I was a prosecutor in Orange County. He is among the very best criminal defense attorneys around. His professionalism and dedication lead to very good results for his clients.


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Bienert Miller & Katzman

903 Calle Amanecer
Suite 350
San Clemente, CA, 92673


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBienert Miller & Katzman2014 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board Criminal LawyersMember2014 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaBoard Certified1975 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard of Governors (Second Term)1991 - 1994
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - 1991
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard of Governors1988 - 1991
Association of Specialized Criminal Defense AdvocatesSecretary1975 - 1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
Indiana UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1963