Douglas H. Ridley

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Ventura, California

Ridley Defense
Douglas H. Ridley
Ridley Defense

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in California since: 1998

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Ridley Defense

701 E Santa Clara Street
Suite A
Ventura, CA 93001 Visit website


Managing attorney at Ridley Defense, Douglas H. Ridley represents clients in the state of California, with a focus on Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. A criminal defense attorney with over two decades of experience, he represents those who have been accused of committing a long list of crimes, including matters such as juvenile crimes, drug crimes, theft offenses, sex crimes, major felonies, weapons offenses, expungement, domestic violence and DUI defense.

Admitted to practice in the state of California, Mr. Ridley is a former Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County. He was also a Case File Review Prosecutor and involved with the Special Victims Unit, the Gang Intelligence Unit, the Narcotics Unit and the General Felony Unit. Recipient of Trusted Advisor Award by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, he was also a Moorpark Hometown Hero and named a Small Business Award Winner by the United Chambers of Commerce.

Mr. Ridley has been featured on ABC Eyewitness News as a legal expert and is a Public Speaking Academy trainer for Eloqui. Former President of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, he also served as Chairman of the Moorpark Relay for Life and the Moorpark Morning Rotary Club’s Charter President.

An adjunct professor who teaches Criminal Trial Preparation and Settlement for Pepperdine School of Law, Mr. Ridley has been given an Avvo “Superb” rating by his former clients. He is also a Group Leader and member of the ProVisors Professional Network and is a member of The State Bar of California.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

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

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Squad Leader Star Wars 501st Legion Costuming Group
  • Former President Moorpark and Calabasas Chambers of Commerce
  • Former Chairman Moorpark Relay for Life
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Former President Flory Academy of Sciences & Technology Booster Club
  • California
  • Charter President Moorpark Morning Rotary
  • Member, ProVisors® Professional Network
  • Named to the SuperLawyers list for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • ProVisors Group Leader of the Year Award Winner
  • Excellent Rating, Avvo®
  • Exceptional Leadership within the Community, ProVisors Professional Networking Group Excellence in Leadership Award, ProVisors Professional Networking Group
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal, San Fernando Valley Business Journal Trusted Advisor Award Recipient, 2014
  • Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, Moorpark “Hometown Hero” Award Winner, 2012
  • Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, Business Person of the Year, 2006
  • United Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Award, 2010
  • Red Light is No Green Light,
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • DUI drivers face stiff penalties in Ventura County,
  • Adjunct Professor Pepperdine School of Law Criminal Trial Preparation and Settlement
  • Featured Public Speaker – (DUI Law, Juvenile Law, or a presentation customized for your group)
  • Eloqui Public Speaking Academy Trainer
  • Why am I being pulled over?,
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - Certificate - Pepperdine University School of Law, 1998

Office location for Douglas H. Ridley

701 E Santa Clara Street
Suite A
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805-208-1866


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Additional sources of information about Douglas H. Ridley

Attorney resources for Douglas H. Ridley

Page Generated: 0.11943697929382 sec