Sandra Ribera Speed

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in San Francisco, California

Ribera Law Firm, APC
Sandra Ribera Speed
Ribera Law Firm, APC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 2005

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

Ribera Law Firm, APC

157 West Portal Avenue
Suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94127 Visit website


With a deep-rooted passion for helping those who have suffered wrongdoing, Sandra Ribera Speed is the founder of Ribera Law. She advocates for people in sexual abuse and personal injury cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California. In the courtroom and in settlement negotiations, Ms. Speed remains steadfast in her pursuit of justice for her clients.

Since earning her law degree from Loyola Law School in 2004, Ms. Speed has focused on representing victims of negligence as well as intentional wrongdoing. She has played a role in a number of multimillion-dollar cases. Early in her career, she was the youngest member of the team responsible for representing the heirs of Christopher Wallace, also known as The Notorious B.I.G., in a $360 million wrongful death claim filed against the Los Angeles Police Department. Ms. Speed has also represented Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, in a number of issues, including a wrongful death action arising out of her son, Michael's, untimely death.

Currently, Ms. Speed is carving out a niche in the legal community for representing victims of clergy sexual abuse. She recently obtained a $3.5 million settlement on behalf of her client who had been sexually abused by three priests from the Diocese of Oakland. 

On any case, be it a high-profile issue or a seemingly cut-and-dry fender bender, Ms. Speed gives every client her undivided attention. She takes her role seriously, as she understands how these incidents affect someone on a number of levels: financially, physically, but most importantly, emotionally. Ms. Speed looks at her relationships with her clients as a partnership. She walks with them every step of the way in their quest for justice as well as emotional and physical healing.  

Active in the legal community, Ms. Speed is the Treasurer for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California where she has been recognized with its Champions of Justice Award. 

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Race Discrimination, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Rights
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, California

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Educational Background:
  • Loyola Marymount University, cum laude, degree in Psychology.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Associations Board of Governers, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Champion of Justice Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • John Doe v. Diocese of Oakland, et al., Alameda Superior Court, Case No.: RG19008221 - Plaintiff John Doe sued the Diocese of Oakland for sexual abuse by members of its clergy. Case settled for $3.5 million. , 2020

Office location for Sandra Ribera Speed

157 West Portal Avenue
Suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94127

Phone: 415-527-0691


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

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