Managing Partner Christopher Ridgeway started Ridgeway Law in June 2015. Mr. Ridgeway has extensive civil litigation experience in real estate litigation, constitutional law, aviation products liability, toxic torts, public utility law, and eminent domain/inverse condemnation. He maintains the utmost confidence and professionalism with his clients, having worked on high profile cases throughout the country. Mr. Ridgeway began his career working as a law clerk for both the Orange County District Attorney and the Orange County Public Defender. After law school, Mr. Ridgeway jumped right into practice at a small but busy plaintiff’s firm in Carlsbad. In December 2012, Mr. Ridgeway transitioned to the defense bar, broadening his skill set to public contracts/civil rights and environmental law.
My firm puts the client first. Our ultimate goal in each case is to prevail or exceed the client’s expectations. Clients don’t just need to know when they have a strong case; it is equally important to let them know their weak spots, which many lawyers omit during consultations. My clients are taken seriously when my firm’s name is listed on the paperwork.
California Bar, July 2010
Southern District of California
Northern District of California
Central District of California
Cory Lidle, et. al. v. Cirrus Design Corporation, No. 08 cv 1253 (BSJ)
(HBP), Southern District of New York.
- Represented the families and estates of Yankees Pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor Tyler Stanger in a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of his private plane.
Kathleen Sheahan, et. al. v. Sierra Pacific Power Company, No. A588937,
District Court for Clark County, Nevada.
- Represented the families and estates of a SH-60 Seahawk crew of fallen Naval Aviators who crashed into unmarked and unlit power lines in Austin Nevada.
Lori Pixley, et. al. v. Tavallodi, et. al., No. 37-2010-00055264, San Diego
- Represented the family and estate of a young man who was shot twice in the back by a security guard at the Vista Transit Center, helping win a seven figure judgment after a jury trial and a punitive damages finding against the defendant.
Kenyon Clark, et. al. v. San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“In
Re: 2007 San Diego Wildfires”), No. 37-2008-00093086, San Diego
- Represented numerous victims of the catastrophic 2007 San Diego wildfires, including the single biggest private settlement out of thousands of plaintiffs.
SLPR, LLC v. San Diego Unified Port District, et. al.
- Represented the Port District in a very complex case brought by homeowners seeking to convert public tidelands into private ownership.
Hernandez v. City of Pomona, et. al.
- Represented the City in a high-profile use of force case.
Lifeworks Technology Group v. Huerta, et. al.
- Represented a commercial carrier in a Carmack Amendment claim valued over $750,000, reaching a successful resolution for the client.
ROIC v. Salinas
- Obtained a judgment of dismissal in a commercial unlawful detainer suit where the landlord sought indemnity of over $120,000 for a related lawsuit concerning the landlord’s allegedly unconstitutional expressive conduct policy.
Solar Guys San Diego v. Fornaca
- Recovered nearly $30,000, including attorney’s fees and costs, after a homeowner did not pay for his residential solar project.
Lopez v. BMNT Vapor Co.
- Obtained a favorable dismissal for a commercial tenant in an unlawful detainer case.
Aguilar v. La Cave Restaurant, et. al.
- Obtained a very favorable settlement for a restaurant defendant minutes before jury selection in a premises liability/personal injury suit.
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