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Practicing Personal Injury in Fresno

Since its establishment, attorney Jacob J. Rivas has dedicated his Fresno practice and his legal career to handling cases of Fresno personal injury law, where a victim has been injured as a result of the negligence or wrong-doing of another. The areas of personal injury law Mr. Rivas represents are as varied as the clientele he accepts, allowing him to successfully handle claims against private individuals and large corporations with the same level of professionalism and skill.

Helping the Victims of Fresno Personal Injury

An unexpected personal injury can have a lasting and devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families. Fresno personal injury attorney Jacob J. Rivas handles a broad range of personal injury law cases and seeks nothing less than the best possible resolution to a client’s case. Mr. Rivas handles personal injury law cases in matters of:

Mr. Rivas is also experienced in handling cases that involve specific types of injuries, including:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Spinal Cord/Paralysis Injuries
  • Brain Damage and/or Head Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Burns/Scarring

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Fresno personal injury, you need an attorney with an in-depth knowledge of California personal injury law. Mr. Rivas’ background as an insurance company defense attorney has given him a unique knowledge of the law and of insurance company techniques and practices that allows him to handle personal injury cases with skill and professionalism. Whether your legal issue is large or small, you can be sure that Mr. Rivas will fight hard on your behalf to help you get the compensation you need.

To schedule a free assessment of your Fresno personal injury, please contact the Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas toll free at or contact us online.

Business Formation/Litigation

Mr. Rivas has also developed a sub-specialty in the area of Business Litigation and Formation, including the following issues frequently confronted by Corporate entities.

  • Drafting Corporate Articles, Partnership Agreements, and LLC Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder, Partner, and Member Agreements
  • Entity Planning and Structuring (Corporations, Partnerships, and LLCs)
  • Business Transactions


Litigation can be an unfortunate, yet sometimes necessary aspect of transacting business, and Mr. Rivas has extensive experience as a trial litigator that his clients find useful when the need arises to engage in litigation.

Verdicts & Settlements
  • "$3,400,000.00 settlement against a school district on behalf of 4 victims of sexual abuse by their school principal." - (2016)

  • "$2,073,373.80 jury verdict against national retail store for negligent operation of a cart resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome to client." - (2017)

  • "$2,000,000.00 settlement reached during jury selection for client who was struck on left foot by an employee operating a merchandising cart at a retail store resulting in a serious neurological injury to client. " - (2014)

  • "$1,900,000.00 recovered for families for the wrongful death of their 2 children arising out of a drunk driving auto accident." - (2010)

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