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Ron-Rives

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Ronald Rives, Attorney at Law

Ronald Rives is recognized as a veteran trial lawyer who has achieved unexpected and successful results in thousands of personal injury, criminal defense and civil litigation cases. Ronald Rives has earned an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating for competence and ethics issued by that publication, and reserved for attorneys designated as outstanding in their field. Verify our rating here. When asked how the Law Offices of Rives & Rives has maintained a vigorous and busy practice while many law firms are struggling or have failed in these hard economic times, Ron points to his philosophy of practicing law:

“I have always viewed my firm as a small town law firm. I am proud to be a small town lawyer. My job is to help people. Part of helping a client is taking the mystery out of the legal process. The most important part is telling your client the truth. Lawyers who promise huge results to get a case may get a few good cases, but will find themselves with unhappy clients. I know that if I don’t treat someone fair, the word will get around. I act accordingly.”

  • Business
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Agency Litigation
  • Real Estate

University of California, Davis, School of Law
Juris Doctorate
Admission:
Admitted to the State Bar of California: 1973

California State University, San Jose

  • Current President of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Former City Council Member
  • Pittsburg City Council
  • Former Director, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Former President of the Pittsburg Lions Club
  • Former Vice President of the Clayton Valley Little League
  • Former Mayor, City of Pittsburg
  • Twice Past President of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors for the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly the CA Trial Lawyers Assn.)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Pittsburg Rotary Club Member
Paul-Rives

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Paul Rives, Attorney at Law

Paul Rives represents the young ambition that is propelling the Law Offices of Rives & Rives into the next generation of law practice. He combines his knowledge of computer assisted litigation strategies with the experience offered by his father’s highly established practice to provide cutting edge and cost-effective legal representation for his clients. Paul received his certificate in Trial Advocacy at the McGeorge School of Law during a time when McGeorge’s Advocacy program was ranked fifth in the nation. Paul has been able to use technology as a tool to supplement these

important advocacy skills. During his time as an associate at the Law Offices of Ronald Rives, Paul has won tough discovery battles, and his knowledge of recent case-law has provided new legal theories to secure adequate compensation for his clients.

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense

University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Juris Doctorate, Advocacy, 2010

Admission:
Admitted to the State Bar of California: 2010

University of California, Los Angeles

B.A. Political Science

Witkin Award, Highest Achievement in Education for Mediation, 2010
University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Distinction Honors, 2010

  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors for the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Former President of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Pittsburg Rotary Club Member
  • Board of Directors De La Salle Alumni Association