Gregory G. Rizio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Riverside, CA

Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm
4193 Flat Rock Dr, Suite 300
Riverside, CA 92505
Phone: 714-696-6984
Fax: 714-547-1245
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Gregory G. Rizio is the founder and senior trial attorney of Rizio Lipinsky law firm, which has law offices in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties as well as the San Francisco/Oakland area. A top-ranked and award-winning trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Rizio focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the state who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Rizio has achieved significant success advocating on behalf of accident victims and their families, and he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients. Among his most notable successes, he recently secured a verdict of almost $58 million for a personal injury victim, which stands as the largest verdict ever awarded in Riverside County and among the 10th largest ever awarded in the United States.

Recognized for his remarkable success, Mr. Rizio received the Litigator's Award, reserved for only those who consistently achieve substantial awards for their clients. He has also received the Attorney of the Year Award from the Inland Empire Bar Association and the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the California Association of Consumer Attorneys. In addition, he has earned many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received "Superb, 10 out of 10" client ratings on Avvo.

A 1988 graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Mr. Rizio obtained his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 1991. A leader in his legal community, he currently serves on the executive council for the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is a former president of the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire. 

He also serves on the executive board for the Consumer Attorneys of California, and he conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to personal injury law and effective trial advocacy.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2022

About Gregory G. Rizio

Admitted: 1991, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • A.B.O.T.A. (American Board of Trial Lawyers), Inland Empire, Southern California Chapter
  • 2009 SuperLawyer - Recognition as top 5% attorney in PersonalInjury field for Southern California2008 Consumer Attorneys of the Inland EmpireBoard of Directors1992-Present Riverside County Bar AssociationMember/Arbitrator/Mediator, Handling all aspects of fee disputes in various criminal cases or personal injury matters1994-Present California Public Defenders Association1995-Present Orange County Bar Association/Trial LawyersMember/Arbitrator, Handling all aspects of fee disputes invarious criminal cases1998-Present Los Angeles Trial Attorneys/CAALA2006-Present Italian American Lawyers Association (Orange County)1992-1994 Association of Southern California Defense Council2004 Lincoln Club of CaliforniaMember2006 Republican Party, Local Elected Officials CommitteeDeputy Chairman, Unincorporated Area of Tustin

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker at the CAOC and CAALA Annual Conventions

Educational Background

  • 1984-1988 Point Loma College B.A., San Diego, CA  1987 Georgetown University DiplomaInstitute of Political & Economic, Washington, D.C., 1988-1991 Pepperdine University School of Law Certificate Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu


  • Among other, Mr. Rizio obtained the following outstanding results in 2010: $650,000 (Riverside County, CA) - Baskett vs. Angelina Nails (premise liability) $200,000 (Kings County, CA) - Erickson vs. Vegsund  (Auto) $200,000 (San Bernardino, CA) Bryant vs. Sandoval (Auto) $185,000 (Orange County, CA) - Anderson vs. Moniz (Dog bite) $125,000 (Norwalk, CA) - Arujo vs. Downey Ford (Premise Liability) $100,000 (Pomona, CA) - Palmerin vs. Newman (Auto) [Policy Limit]
  • $57.9 MILLION – Jury verdict awarded to a 25-year-old man who was severely injured in a car accident that occurred on a freeway in Riverside County. The verdict is the highest-ever personal injury award in Riverside County, California and was in the top ten personal injury verdicts in the United States. $9,000,000 Dangerous Condition of Public Property (See Palumbo vs City of San Dimas , Los Angeles Superior Court, Pomona District KC 048130 G), $5,312,878 Class Action Breach of Contract (See Patricia Mason et al vs DOE Insurance Company, Los Angeles Superior Court, Central BC233229)$1,750,000 Negligence (See Nakamura vs Aguirre, Orange County Superior Court, 05CC5448)$1,200,000 Employment (Harassment) (Confidential Settlement - Orange County) $1,100,000 Wrongful Death (Premise Liability) (See Jones vs. DelPietro, Los Angeles Superior Court, Central BC 318466)$1,030,000 Wrongful Death (auto) (See Flores vs Mullen, Orange County Superior Court, 04CC10247)$1,000,000 Sexual Assault (See Jane Doe vs John Doe, Orange County Superior Court, 05CC08080)$ 825,000 Premise Liability (See Ramirez vs. Petrovich, Orange County Superior Court, 07CC00098)$ 700,000 Product Liability (Confidential Settlement - Orange County)$ 675,000 Negligence (auto) (UIM - Pottier vs Kemper Insurance)$ 600,000 Negligence (auto) (See Ferry vs Johnson, Riverside Superior Court, RIC 367816) $ 590,000 Wrongful death of Unborn Child (auto) (See Shafer vs Earnhart, Riverside Superior Court, RIC 400570)$ 500,000 Wrongful Death (auto) (See Jane Doe vs. Jane Roe San Luis Obisbo County)$ 335,000 Premise Liability (See Kim vs Hahm, Los Angeles Superior Court, Pomona KC 049617 O)$ 300,000 Premise Liability (See Kilmer vs Norbert, Riverside Superior Court RIP 091793)$ 300,000 Products Liability (See Jane Doe vs. Smart Levels Mailing, Orange County Superior Court, 04CC05330)$ 295,000 Dog Bite (See Beshara vs John Doe, Riverside Superior Court)$ 275,000 Dog Bite (See Scott vs Andrade, Orange County Superior Court, A232859)$ 260,000 Automobile (UIM) (See Morrocco vs State Farm Insurance Co - Orange County)$ 225,386 Automobile (See Morley vs. ACE USA, San Diego County Superior Court, Vista, G1N010276$ 200,000 Wrongful Death (Civil Rights) (See Wells vs. Riverside County, Riverside Superior Court RIC 339 416)$ 125,000 Dog Bite (See Cluff vs. Bahner, Riverside Superior Court, RIC 363260)$ 101,000 Dog Bite (Policy Limit) (See Burke vs. McGowanRiverside Superior Court, RIC389824)


  • Greg Rizio, Southern California Personal Injury Attorney, offers help to those needing guidance and legal counsel., Greg Rizio Introduction, 2011


  • Received the Trial Lawyer of the Year for the state of California in 2015 by the Consumer Attorneys of California., Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2015
  • Greg Rizio, Southern California Personal Injury Attorney, from Rizio and Nelson Law Firm has been selected to Super Lawyers for the year 2012 in Orange County, CA., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine, 2012
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Office Location for Gregory G. Rizio

4193 Flat Rock Dr
Suite 300
Riverside, CA 92505

Phone: 714-696-6984

Fax: 714-547-1245

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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