Douglas H. Ridley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Ventura, CA

Ridley Defense
 | 701 E Santa Clara Street, Suite A
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 208-1866
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Attorney Profile

With over 20 years of experience, lead attorney Douglas H. Ridley brings knowledge and results to Ridley Defense. The law firm represents those in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles County in all matters of criminal defense.

Formerly a deputy district attorney prosecuting cases for Ventura County, Mr. Ridley has worked on both sides of the courtroom and understands the best way to protect the rights of those who have been accused of committing a crime.

He can represent clients facing serious charges, including DUI, serious felonies, sex crimes, drug crimes, juvenile crimes and traffic offenses. Mr. Ridley also works with clients to expunge criminal convictions from their records. If your case is not a good candidate for court, he is trained to lead clients through mediation and alternative dispute resolution processes.

Our law firm’s core beliefs are that responsibility and integrity lead to higher overall performance. These values are embodied by Mr. Ridley, an award-winning attorney and a top legal talent for Southern California. With a “Superb” rating from Avvo, Mr. Ridley demonstrates his commitment to protecting clients when they are facing criminal charges that may affect the rest of their life. His district attorney experience ranged from a case file review prosecutor to the felony, narcotics, gang and special victim’s units.

If you are facing firearms offenses, third-strike offenses, white collar crime charges or accusation of theft, Ridley Defense is the firm that gets results. Our attorneys handle criminal defense in courthouses throughout California, and we know the subtle differences in policies and personnel. Additionally, he is a featured legal expert for ABC Eyewitness News.

Our law firm offers free consultations to clients looking for strong criminal defense. We are happy to discuss your case via phone or meet at one of our office locations in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Simi Valley, Westlake Village, Moorpark, Malibu and Calabasas.

Community Service:

  • ProVisors Professional Networking Group, Member and Group Leader of Moorpark Chapter
  • Charter President Moorpark Morning Rotary
  • Former Chairman Moorpark Relay for Life
  • Former President Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology Booster Club
  • Former President Moorpark and Calabasas Chambers of Commerce
  • Squad Leader Star Wars 501st Legion Costuming Group
  • Eloqui Public Speaking Academy Trainer
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, DUI/DWI


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About Douglas Ridley

Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Excellent Rating, Avvo®
  • Exceptional Leadership within the Community., ProVisors Professional Networking Group Excellence in Leadership Award, ProVisors Professional Networking Group
  • 2014, San Fernando Valley Business Journal Trusted Advisor Award Recipient, San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • 2012, Moorpark “Hometown Hero” Award Winner, Moorpark Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Person of the Year, Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, 2006
  • Small Business Award, United Chambers of Commerce, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - Certificate - Pepperdine University School of Law, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, ProVisors® Professional Network



  • Red Light is No Green Light
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Office Location for Douglas H. Ridley

701 E Santa Clara Street
Suite A
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: (805) 208-1866

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Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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