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Fresno Personal Injury Attorney Jacob J. Rivas

Born and raised in the central valley, auto accident attorney Jacob J. Rivas has tried to give back to those people who helped shape him as an individual and in his legal career. Since completing law school, Mr. Rivas has dedicated himself and his practice to helping those who find themselves the victims of negligence and unfortunate circumstances. Mr. Rivas’ Fresno personal injury law firm, which serves the counties of Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Kern, Madera, and Merced, has an ever-growing reputation for compassion and exceptional skill that allows him to represent and protect the legal rights of injury and accident victims throughout California.


A Unique Dedication to Client Rights

Mr. Rivas, who is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and who is admitted to practice law in all of the Superior Courts of the State of California, Fifth District Court of Appeal, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, began his legal career as an attorney for an insurance defense company. After several successful years of defending insurance companies against claims brought by plaintiffs, Mr. Rivas sought a more fulfilling career and shifted his practice to the exclusive representation of individual plaintiffs against large insurance companies and corporations. His experience as an insurance defense lawyer gives him a unique knowledge of the tactics and methods insurance companies use to defend against client claims.

Since the establishment of his law office, Fresno personal injury attorney Jacob J. Rivas has dedicated his professional legal career to helping victims receive settlements in matters of:

Mr. Rivas has developed the skill and reputation as an effective trial lawyer respected by his peers and insurance companies alike. His dedication to his clients means that he accepts cases regardless of an individual’s ability to pay, and he has helped his clients receive millions of dollars in settlements and compensation. Mr. Rivas also has a webpage on how to pick a qualified attorney for your case.

Mr. Rivas is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is an organization devoted to the preservation of the civil system of jury trials guaranteed by the 7th Amendment of the United States Constitution. ABOTA membership is exclusive and earned through invitation-only, and only a small percentage of civil practitioners are considered for membership. ABOTA members must earn great distinction at trial through their skill level, experience, and expertise, and demonstrate the utmost legal professionalism, ethics, integrity, honor and courtesy.

In addition, Mr. Rivas was the recipient of a prestigious honor bestowed by Top Verdict and was recognized has having obtained one of the top 50 verdicts of 2017 and top 100 settlements of 2020 in the entire State of California. Mr. Rivas was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers numerous times, and has been selected as Super Lawyer of Northern California for several consecutive years, including 2024, a designation given to only a fraction of all practicing attorneys. In addition, Mr. Rivas was selected as one of the Top Attorneys of Northern California by San Francisco Magazine.

Mr. Rivas is a member in good standing of the Fresno County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the Litigation Section of the California State Bar, Fresno County La Raza Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).  In addition, Mr. Rivas has been a featured speaker at seminars through the National Business Institute where he lectures to other legal professionals on the practice of law and most recent legal developments.  Mr. Rivas has also volunteered coaching local high school students in the Mock Trial program which teaches students the nuances and mechanics of jury trial practice.  Mr. Rivas also acts as an advisor to local high schools through the Fresno County Office of Education wherein he works with high students on public policy projects with the ultimate goal of implementing policy changes that effect matters of public concern.

To schedule a free consultation with personal injury attorney Jacob J. Rivas, please call  Phone: 559-263-9667 or toll free  or contact us online