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Sandra Ribera Speed

Personal injury Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
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Ribera Law Firm
157 West Portal Avenue, Suite 2
San Francisco, CA, 94127

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Anne | October 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sandra Ribera believes passionately that every child has the fundamental right to have a childhood where you don’t become a victim of a violent and heinous sexual assault. If you are an adult as I am now and were victimized you need to call Sandra Ribera. Sandra will be sensitive to your emotional state, willingness to listen and very attentive to detail. Sandra showed me great compassion, very strong knowledge of the law regarding my rights to find and seek justice and restitution. Sandra was able to do that pre litigation. Sandra is an amazing attorney. Sandra clearly and articulately explained the law and my rights, was always reassuring whenever we spoke and never made me doubt that she wasn’t fighting for me. With the expertise that Sandra has and that she exhibited in the pre litigation process is why she was successful. I would without a doubt highly recommend Sandra Ribera to any woman who has stayed silent for so many years out of fear and the shame you feel that she will fight for you and allow you to reclaim some of the dignity and self worth you’ve felt you lost so long ago. Anne Holden October 2021
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Posted by Elliott | February 15, 2021
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Sandra is on entirely different level, Excellent in every aspect!
Working with Sandra and her colleagues was by far the best experience I had regarding a legal matter! She helped me navigate a complex and very personal case. Which required a deep understanding of very intimate elements. Sandra showed great empathy, always treated me with dignity and respect. I felt that I could share any detail as she created a safe environment and empowered me immensely. I can't even find the proper words to describe Sandy's qualities as well as her colleagues. Navigating the US legal system as a foreigner is anxiety inducing. Having the right attorney is vital! Sandra, on top of being super competent, has a great personality. I found myself most of the time not even thinking about my issue. My anxiety went completely away once I knew I was in very good hands! Luckily, she was recommended to me and her firm was the first one I reached out to. I feel if I took the phone to dial random attorneys, I would have given up by the first call as I would have felt unsafe to share all the intimate details. If you are looking for an attorney, just stop looking, you just found the best! Thanks to Sandra, now I can finally create my charity dedicated to help many people. I am eternally grateful!
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Posted by Marilyn | April 28, 2020
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Professional and compassionate
I was very happy with the settlement of my case. Sandra combined professionalism with compassion and concern for my well-being. My only regret, with the social distancing guidelines, I could only give her a virtual hug in gratitude.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney that you would ever want
Not only a highly skilled and competent attorney, who knows how to navigate a tough case, but a truly good person as well. Sandy was patient, diligent, and a fighter for me. The result was better than imagined. I highly recommend Sandy. She is an experienced pro who also cares, unlike other attorneys.
Posted by Theresa | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fighting the good fight
If you are looking for an attorney who is beyond measure; Sandy is the right person for you. Sandy took on an assisted living facility my Father resided in where he received inadequate care. During my quest to advocate for my father many lawyers listened to the first few sentences with unsympathetic disinterest and then turned me away. Just when I was about to concede; I found the Ribera law firm. Vanessa listened to my story intently and with compassion while we went over every detail, and there were many. Most importantly, she made sure to gather every piece of evidence including documents and pictures that would strengthen our case. While this took time Vanessa was willing to check and recheck all the information was correct and relevant to a strong case. Sandy went to bat for a man who could no longer articulate his thoughts in such a way that could let people know the details of what was happening to him exactly. Sandy, then, is one of those strong advocates for people who really need one. The outcome resulted in a a monumental settlement that will provide extraordinary care for my Father for many years to come; however more than just monetary damages, justification that my Father was not being cared for properly was met. Again, if you are looking for an attorney you want to exhibit patience, compassion, competence and professionalism you need look no further.
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Posted by Jeremy | February 4, 2020
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Sandy is genuine & experienced
After talking with different attorneys, I chose Ribera Law Firm because they seemed the most genuine. All lawyers run a business, but that they care about you as a person first has made working with them a pleasurable experience. They make it easy to work with by being detail oriented, sensitive of my time, and to the point. This has allowed me to work efficiently with them and also has set proper expectations. In other words, their methodology lends itself well to putting their clients at ease or making things as good as they can be. I'm happy to serve as a referral to anyone considering working with Sandy and her team.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2019
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Amazing Experience
Working with Sandy on a personal/private case was by far an amazing experience. She's very supportive and helped me get closure from my complicated situation by bringing everything to an end/meeting in the middle. I appreciate her tenacity and help in getting my voice heard.
Posted by Kimberly Schwartz | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy & Satisfied Client
If you are looking for a great Attorney, Attorney Sandra Ribero & Ribero Law firm is the right place for you. They treated me with kindness and respect throughout the whole process and they make you feel like a family member. Sandy is very intelligent and has a reputation for being fair and honest. She also is the best advocate for you in a battle. She will fight for your rights and best interest and when it comes to monetary compensation she is the right person to go to battle for you she is one tough, knowledgeable, Attorney with a wonderful group of legal staff that live up to her standards and treat you the same. I’m glad that I found Ribero Law Firm it was the best decision I made to hire them.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
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Successful negotiation - thank you!
Sandra represented me in a dispute with my employer and skillfully negotiated a very generous settlement for me. Throughout the process, she gave me actionable advice and set realistic expectations for the likely outcome. She was tenacious when the opposing counsel was difficult to engage and made sure I was always up to date on the latest. I'm so glad Sandra and her team was on my side!
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Posted by Jeremi | May 16, 2018
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Grateful for your services
I am very grateful to Ms. Ribera and her team for the wonderful accomplishment in my case. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney, as she is an excellent attorney and has integrity and professionalism. God bless you for all your wonderful work!
Posted by Josh | April 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Litigation warrior
In 2013 I contracted HIV while working in the adult film industry. I met Sandra in the summer of 2015. After meeting Sandra and her hearing my story she told me it sounds like you have a case. No other lawyer wanted to even touch this case nor stand up to the adult film industry. Sandra went all in, stood up for me and had my back when nobody else did. I am so grateful and thankful that she was brought into my life to help me in this horrible situation. Sandra actually cared and took time out of her own life to help take care of me. I’m am very happy with what she accomplished for me. She will always be a huge part of my life not only for all the hard work and dedication she put into my case but because she is an amazing human being. If you ask if I would recommend her, that’s like asking if you would want Michael Jordan on your basketball team! If you want a lawyer who will fight for you through thick and thin and actually care about you as a person and not just a pay check then I full heartily recommend Sandra Ribera!!
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Posted by Sholanda | April 4, 2018
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Compassionate Law Office
I was a victim of a violent crime (attempted murder) in 2014. Sandy Ribera was referred to me by another attorney. From the first time we spoke on the phone, she assured me she cared about me as a person, showing me compassion and patience and empathy. I looked forward to correspondence with Sandy during these dark days. She was a breath of "fresh air" during the most painful and depressing period in my life. During litigation I observed her. She is a strong, intelligent, confident attorney who loves her work and brings a positive attitude to the table, no matter what. Sandy won a settlement on my behalf that was quadruple the amount of my workers compensation settlement. Four years after this brutal attack on my life, I am happy, content and very comfortable with my lifestyle. This would not be possible without the fine legal representation I received from Ribera Law. A+ service.
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Posted by Cameron | April 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond my expectations
I contracted HIV while I was working in the adult film industry in 2013. After looking for a lawyer to handle my case for about a year and a half, I met Sandy in 2015. My case was not easy. However, after listening to my story, Sandy agreed to take my case because she knew that what happened to me was wrong. Sandy fought to get me justice when nobody else would even try. She put on her warrior face and went to work. That case went on for 2+ years. During that time, Sandy fought for me like she was fighting for her own life. She ate, slept, and breathed my case, and she made me know that no matter what happened, we were in it together to the end. Even now that my case is over, Sandy is still there for me and remains a huge part of my life. I’m very happy with the results Sandy was able to accomplish in my case. I am finally able to move on with my life. I honestly can’t tell you where I would be without Sandy representing me in this matter. There are no amount of things I can say to truly express my gratitude for her. For those of you out there that may be in need of a lawyer, if you really want somebody with a ton of integrity who will fight tooth and nail for you and has the balls to keep on fighting when most people would just give up, then Sandra Ribera Speed is the attorney for you.
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Posted by Matt | March 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personable and experienced trail attorney, very honest!
Sandy did a free consultation for me when I had a complex legal issue appear in my life. I was really impressed with how much time she spent on this evaluation without charging me. After she analyzed my situation, she determined a lawyer in a different type of practice, criminal law, would be more appropriate for me. Even though she wasn’t a fit for my case, I was very impressed with her knowledge of the law and her attention to my legal problems. She gave me a good, detailed overview of the trial process, which was really helpful to me when considering my options. Because of this, I plan on reaching back out to her for a related legal issue once my initial problems are addressed. I would definitely recommend her and I especially appreciate how personable she was!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ribera Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Arnold Laub
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Sanders Law Firm, LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Rosen Saba, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Katherine Jackson, et al. v. AEG Live, et al.
  • Found AEG Live responsible for hiring the doctor that was convicted of causing Michael Jackson’s death.
  • Philip Chant, et al. v. FedEx Ground
  • Negotiated an impressive settlement on behalf of her clients.


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Governors
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Committee Chairs Women’s Caucus
  • 2009 - Present
  • Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Champion of Justice Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra is a talented and highly respected personal injury attorney whose intelligence, compassion, and work ethic ensure her clients receive outstanding legal representation. She also very generous with her time both with her clients and with other attorneys in the San Francisco legal community. I strongly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra is as intelligent and experienced as she is kind and personable. More importantly, I would trust Sandra with my own representation. I strongly endorse her."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra is one of the most tenacious, hard working, and detail-oriented attorneys I have had the pleasure to come to know. She is a staunch advocate and always works towards finding the best resolution for her clients. I highly recommend her and her team."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred several clients to Sandra and they have all raved about the impeccable service she provided. Not only did she handle the legal issues with expertise, she also took the time to take care of the clients' emotional needs. True example of excellent client service."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandy Ribera is an intelligent and charismatic public speaker and advocate. She knows about style, strategy, and presentation, weaving them together into a seamless and effective litigation strategy for her clients. I would endorse this lawyer for all matters, but she is particularly strong in the personal injury practice area."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Sandy has assisted me on a number of cases in my office. She is a bright, consciencious and responsible lawyer. She is also a pleasure to work with - always pleasant and cordial to both clients and staff. I am pleased to endorse her here."
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San Francisco Personal injury Lawyer Sandra Ribera Speed
Sandra Ribera Speed
Personal injury Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation