For months, I had tried to enlist a number of lawyers to take my sexual abuse case against the Diocese of Oakland and its Bishop Michael Barber, but to no avail. Then I approached Sandy Ribera Speed who listened to me, believed in my story, and agreed to take my case. At the time I was at a low ebb following my assault and my subsequent mistreatment by Bishop Barber who treated me as if I were the perpetrator of a brutal sexual assault, instead of the victim. From the very beginning, Sandy Ribera Speed gave me courage, empathy, and hope. My case was difficult due to the fact that I was an adult when I was sexually assaulted by Fr. Van Dinh. Thus, it was difficult for some to understand my reaction or lack thereof throughout the assault. Later revelations explained why, but they came many months later. Sandy sustained my spirits throughout many depressing months and fought valiantly and skillfully on my behalf. She mounted an excellent case against powerful, and at times ruthless, opponents – amassing evidence on my behalf and exposing a number of false witnesses. What other lawyers had viewed at best as a weak case, Sandy gradually overcame many attacks on my character and validated all my statements. While at all times a prudent professional and doughty fighter, Sandy never forgot my fragile personality in light of all that I had suffered. I can now say that I feel psychologically much stronger and more confident in myself thanks to all the help that I received from Sandy, not only that; I feel vindicated in my person and feel that I have won worthwhile compensation both socially and monetary. I am delighted to write these words to help express my thanks and gratitude to Sandy Ribera Speed for the powerful representation and the solicitude that she has delivered on my behalf.
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 and those responsible were punished. Again, if you are looking for an attorney you want to exhibit patience, compassion, competence and professionalism you need look no further.
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.
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!!
Joshua Seth R.
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.
One minute all is normal the next, everything is changed. An accident like ours is a very traumatic event and to have Sandra Ribera Speed as our advocate and advisor throughout these last few years has been a blessing. I want to thank her for all her hard work and for believing in my family’s personal injury lawsuit. I don’t think I could have gotten a better lawyer to handle our case. Sandra’s passion for the law and drive to win really set her apart from the other law firms. She had no problem going up against the large big dollar lawyers and getting us a fair settlement.
Ms. Ribera Speed’s ability to develop a legal strategy and think outside the box was tremendous. I especially liked the way she anticipated and out maneuvered the opposition, time and time again, it was fascinating to watch. Sandra’s professionalism is outstanding and she always kept us informed, provided the facts, and together we decided how to proceed. Sandra Ribera Speed is more than just our family’s attorney, she has become our friend and we highly recommend her as a very capable and very compassionate attorney.
Philip Chant and Family
I first met Sandra Ribera Speed about two years ago. She was the attorney representing my husband, who had been injured in an auto accident. It was my first experience with litigation. Litigation can be very nerve-wracking. Sandra was always available to answer my questions and never failed to return my many phone calls. In preparation for my deposition, Sandra spoke with me in detail about what to expect and showed me genuine compassion. When the time came for mediation with the insurance company’s three representatives, she was a tiger, pressing for the best award possible. Sandra worked long hours, and pulled an “all-nighter” in preparation for the day of the mediation. She presented a superior summation of the facts and our demands to the mediator and the insurance company representatives. After nearly a day-long session of back and forth negotiations, Ms. Ribera Speed was victorious! She was able to secure for us a six-figure settlement—the best possible award that could be granted and achieved final resolution of the matter.
Mary Jane Phelps
Sandra Ribera Speed of the Ribera Law Firm has been the attorney for Maddan & Company, Inc. for the past two years. As a small, family-owned company, we really needed an attorney to help us deal with the variety of legal issues that arise in running a business. Ms. Ribera Speed has been just the right person to handle our company’s needs. Whether it is fine tuning our contracts or providing legal counsel regarding potential litigation exposure, Ms. Ribera Speed works hard to protect the interests of Maddan & Company, Inc. She is able to understand complex business issues and offer sound and pointed solutions.
Additionally, Ms. Ribera Speed always makes us feel that our company comes first. Her quick and personal response to our questions and concerns provide us with the peace of mind we need so that we may focus our energies on running our company.
I personally would not hesitate in recommending the Ribera Law Firm to any company or individual.
Michael P. Maddan, Sr.
President, Maddan & Company, Inc.
It comes with great satisfaction that I offer this testimonial in regard to Ribera Law Firm.
I have had the distinct and professional pleasure to work with attorney, Sandra Ribera Speed, over the past several years. Throughout this time, I have found Ms. Ribera Speed to be an accomplished and well enlightened attorney. She has consistently provided unwavering expert advice to all the clients we have had the mutual opportunity to assist.
Ms. Ribera Speed and her team at Ribera Law Firm are true winners. Ribera Law Firm is made up of polished and consummate professionals who strive to provide the highest levels of legal representation.
I look forward to a continued relationship with Ms. Ribera Speed and Ribera Law Firm. One that has and continues to promote the best interests of our mutual clientele.
Ronald D. Mitchell, DC, CCSP