5.0 stars 81 totalReview Stephanie Rickard
Posted by Andrew
So I'm sure you all know how bad a divorce can go and the details of that are not important for this review. What is important is that once the ex cleaned me out and used every common system manipulation to destroy my heart, finances, career and the such while living the night life I panicked and ran for a lawyer. I did my homework and landed on the choice of having Stephanie represent me after the ugliest divorce got uglier and Santa Clara County granted a temporary restraining order on me and I didn't realize that a few phone calls to see my children would get me arrested due to the ex claiming false accusations and played the I'm scared card in front of a judge.
Okay so I'm not an "in trouble with the law" type of guy and don't know the language of the courts at all, but Stephanie definitely does in a major way. we would walk in and all other cases would stop so we could take care of business and be gone. That is no exaggeration. This woman knows her stuff, knows her territory, and knows everyone in that territory both for and opposing. I don't care what your case is. Stephanie will handle it. I never thought I would say this and mean it, but when it came time to pay her for her flawless services it was more than reasonable. To be honest, by the end of the civil side of the divorce I haven't much left and she most likely could sense that. I have to go against the stereotypical point of view and say Stephanie pulls off being a great lawyer and having a big heart.
Posted by Greg
First off, going through a DUI case can be one of the most stressful and nerve wrecking events in a persons life and it can happen to ANYBODY!
I solicited legal representation from Stephanie after a referral and felt I was in good hands from the start. She and her team thoroughly examined and evaluated all aspects of the case, patientely answered all questions, and most importantly provided clear and detailed instructions on what steps to take in the process and when. She has excellent rapport with the courts and judges and defended my case to the full extent of the law.
There's no substitute for caring and effective legal representation, and that is exactly what was provided to me. Don't put your trust in an advertised DUI lawyer, take my personal testimony as a referral and ask for a consultation from Stephanie should the need arise.
Posted by S.
Words can't describe her compassion, dedication and professionalism. On my third DUI no jail time/community service. She's got me the best deal that I could only dream of. She is also SUPER fair on her price. Just the best. Thank you Stephanie.
Posted by anonymous
Case of Domestic Violence and threat. One of few lawyers that LISTENS to you. Out of many lawyers I consulted ,very few actually listened to me. Very Knowledgeable,honest and I was happy with the initial consultation itself. Got ALL my legal questions answered.She is really concerned about the client and points you in the right direction and to right people.I have called nearly 20 lawyers so far and I am only relieved after meeting with her today ! I would come back to her any day !!
Posted by anonymous
I had some problems with a business that the City Planning Department and Sheriff Department were harassing me. I hired a lawyer to represented me. I payed him a lot of money and never got any results. Because of him I actually received more citations. That took a year. I decided to look for another Attorney and found Stephanie Rickard on Yelp. I made an appointment and met her. She was 100% different from the other Attorney, she actually cared. She explained what she could do for me and said she would talk to the City Officials for me. Long story short, In two weeks she had my case brought to Court and had half of the citations dropped. The other ones were reduced to infractions. I suffered for over a year and she cleared it up in two weeks. Great, Friendly, Knowledgable Attorney. I definitely would recommend her. If your stuck with a bad lawyer get someone else.
Posted by anonymous
Years ago I worked as a manager inside a prominent legal firm in downtown San Jose, so when I found myself in legal trouble, I naturally turned to one of the patent lawyers with whom I'd worked for help finding a criminal defense attorney. I was told in no uncertain terms that Stephanie Rickard was the best defense lawyer in Santa Clara County, and my experience hiring her to defend me leads me to believe that it's true.
Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Stephanie worked in the district attorney's office in Santa Clara County; thus, she knows both sides of the aisle and is well respected by judges and prosecutors which translates into a stronger defense for her clients. I was facing time in jail, but Stephanie was able to eventually have the case dismissed! Throughout the ordeal, from beginning to end, she was straight forward and comforting.
Stephanie was an answer to prayer, and I was extremely fortunate to have her represent me. If you're in criminal trouble, she's the one to hire!
Posted by silpachai
Stephanie Rickard was amazing!! She did much better work than I was hoping for.
The moment she stepped foot into her office, I knew she was the one and I know you will feel the same way. She was comforting when I was feeling depress and hopeless. I am so grateful and can't thank her enough.
Posted by Raj
Stephanie rickard is an amazing lawyer I had 3 felony charges was facing quite a bit of jail time she fought my case for over 1 1/2 years never gave up on my case got it reduced too 1 felony no jail time words can't explain how great of a lawyer she is every judge or district attorney we were brought in front of you could tell she was a very well respected lawyer
Posted by anonymous
For a person who has never been involved in any police matter, having criminal charges being filed against you can be a harrowing experience. I had got myself involved in an alleged "Hit and Run" case, and was facing misdemeanor charges. In reality however, I had just been dumb enough to not notice the minor impact which had happened with another car. In any case, it was terrifying just thinking about the court proceedings and the possible verdicts. My being an immigrant on an H1-B visa added further to the mental anguish, thinking about the possible effect of these charges on my immigration status. In those difficult moments, talking to Stephanie felt good. She gave me a detailed explanation of the charges I was facing, and how she planned to address them. It felt that all was not lost afterall. Coming from an experienced attorney like her, it was not hard to see that she knew what she was talking about. It didn't seem like this was the first time she was handling such a case. But what appealed most to me about her, was her sense of empathy, which I found missing in varying degrees, in other lawyers whom I had consulted. In our first meeting itself, she outlined a plan of action, and informed me that we had a good chance of getting the charges reduced to an infraction, which is essentially like a speeding ticket. Even though it took 3 hearings (which you have to live with unfortunately, because thats how the system works - slow), we got what we had planned for aka an infraction. It was a big relief.
Overall, I found Stephanie to be intelligent, resourceful, empathetic and a person who actually had your best interest at heart, as against the monetary gains for herself. She will not push you to make a hasty decision to make her your attorney. She will not tell you anything which she thinks she cannot achieve for you, which is another of her traits I appreciated. She will describe things for you as they are, which most of the times are not as bad you imagine them in your head.
Posted by Joseph
I searched for a lawyer, and one name kept popping up, always with a perfect rating, attorney Stephanie Rickard.
During our consultations, Stephanie was so empathetic to my situation, so positive and hopeful that the issue would be resolved in the best possible way for me. Stephanie went way beyond what you would expect of an attorney; so generous with her valuable time, and so reasonable with her fees.
It's so very rare you meet an attorney that cares more about you in your hour of need, then about your money; Stephanie is truly one of a kind!
Long story short, Stephanie pulled off nothing short of a miracle! I was so very fortunate to find Attorney Stefanie Rickard to help and represent me! I'm forever grateful!!