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About me

I represent consumers, and provide a full-spectrum representation:


  • Bankruptcy. I help with Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13

  • Consumer law - collection agency abuse defense, consumer fraud, FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, Rosenthal

  • Civil Litigation


I'm a non-stuffy lawyer who fights hard for my clients. I treat each case as though it were my own, and I want to make people's lives easier by helping.

Eric Ridley
Law Offices of Eric Ridley
(805) 244-5291
(888) 953-3884 fax 



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Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 40%
    6 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    6 years
  3. Chapter 7: 15%
    6 years
  4. Debt Settlement: 15%
    6 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($350/hour), contingent (35-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Grennier

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He is a true professional in every sense of the word and contributes to the Avvo community with very accurate and timely responses. He comes highly recommended.


    Michael Grennier Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John David Williams

    I endorse Eric Ridley without reservation. He is a top notch attorney and highly experienced in his field of expertise. His knowledge and professionalism put him far and above his competitors, his ethics are unquestionable and I would recommend his services to anyone at any time.


    John Williams Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AdmissionFederal District Court - Eastern District of California2014
Emmy AwardNational Academy of Television Arts & Sciences2013
Certificate of AdmissionFederal District Court - Central District of California2010
Emmy NominationNational Academy of Television Arts & Sciences2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Eric Ridley2010 - Present
Of CounselLaw Office of David J. Fuller2012 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2010 - Present
California Association of Judgment ProfessionalsN/A2010 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Superb outcome against debt settlement companyAwesome outcome for client!
Cell Phone Company Would Not Stop Calling Client$12,500 settlement for the client, outside of the bankruptcy. She was able to take her children to Disneyland.
Estate and Asset Planning for High-Income FamilyThe parent's values and wishes for the children will be carried out, and the parents will live on through careful planning
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Publication nameTitleDate
RedditReddit AMA2015
Ventura County Bankruptcy AttorneyThirteen Bankruptcy Myths2014
Ventura County Bankruptcy AttorneyBankruptcy Document Checklist2014
OnlineWhat to Expect at Your Bankruptcy Trustee Meeting2014
Port Hueneme LawyerWill I qualify for Bankruptcy if My Income is Too High?2014
NACA Consumer Advocate BlogTen Reasons Not To Defend Your Own Credit Card or Collection Lawsuit2013
Ridley Law OfficesWhy Should I Defend My Credit Card Lawsuit?2012
Ventura Estate Planning AttorneyBasic Requirements for a California Will2012
Ventura Bankruptcy AttorneyStudent Loans Ate My Lunch2012
Ridley Law OfficesCredit Card Defense Secret Weapon2011
Ridley Law Offices"I've Been Sued By My Credit Card Company!"2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Student Loan WorkshopStudent Loan LitigationCompletion2014
Pete Barry's FDCPA BootcampFDCPA LitigationCertificate of Completion2013
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Litigation Model OnlineBankruptcyCompletion2013
University of Honolulu School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Honolulu School of LawLawBS - Bachelor of Science2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rental Property AssociationProperty Management2014
IAMADebt Relief / Credit Defense2014
MultipleProtecting Children Through Proper Estate Planning2012
Military Family AssistanceLandlord/Tenant Law2011
Community AssistanceBankruptcy Basics2011