Attorneys

Jeff Rickard

An experienced trial attorney, Jeff Rickard has broad legal experience. His primary focus has been personal injury law. Jeff’s cases have included wrongful death suits, product liability suits, mass tort, toxic exposure suits, personal injury, auto accidents, dog attacks, slip/trip & fall cases,  and general negligence. With more than 25 years of legal experience, Jeff is the right attorney to fight for your rights.

High Profile Successes

Attorney Jeff Rickard is no stranger to high profile cases. In three recent high profile cases against corporations for damages, Jeff was able to secure awards totaling more than $30 million. We understand not every case will turn out this way but we also know it’s better to have someone who has this kind of record fighting on your behalf.

You can read about some of Jeff’s past cases here.

Attorney Work Experience

Attorney Rickard has a history of excellence. His career experience includes more than four years working as an insurance defense attorney for a national insurance carrier and more than 20 years as a plaintiff’s attorney including more than 15 years with Alexander Hawes, LLP, a nationally recognized personal injury firm and almost 4 years at well-respected firm Needham Kepner Fish & Rickard, LLP, before joining Habbas & Associates in 2016.

Attorney Educational Background

Prior to earning his JD at Santa Clara University of Law in 1985, Attorney Rickard attended Oral Roberts University. His studies culminated in a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979.

Attorney Rickard Professional Accomplishments

Jeff’s professional accomplishments include serving as neutral evaluator, arbitrator, private mediator and and judge pro tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In addition to being AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbard Jeff has also been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association numerous times.

Professional Association Affiliations

In addition to being a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the State Bar of California since 1986, Jeff is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California. Additionally, Jeff has been a member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

During 2011, Jeff spoke about insurance carrier tactics at a symposium entitled “Unite to Fight Insurance Carrier Tactics”.  His wealth of knowledge and experience is a benefit to each client he represents.  For nearly 30 years, Jeff has provided honest, thorough and effective representation to those who are fighting back against a system that is not designed to protect victims of personal injury.

When you need a personal injury attorney you want someone with the skills and experience of Jeff. His commitment to seeking accountability for victims is well-known in the area. Victims of personal injury can count on a free consultation for their case. We are lucky to have Jeff as part of our team at Habbas & Associates. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or if you’ve lost a loved one because of someone’s negligence call Jeff at 916-953-7365 or 916-581-2588. The sooner you work with an attorney who understands California’s complex personal injury law, the better.

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