California Attorneys Knowledgeable in a Wide Range of Legal Issues

The experienced legal team at Ricks and Associates handles a wide array of cases, ranging from business and real estate disputes to construction lawsuits and mechanic liens. Learn more about how our lawyers can help both individuals and businesses find solutions.

Construction Disputes

The choreography involved in the modern construction process is a miracle of teamwork and ingenuity. Property owners, developers, suppliers, general contractors, subcontractors, and others all come together to turn a vision into reality. However, as in any complex process, there are many ways that it can go wrong. Sometimes legal intervention is required to keep the project on time and on budget, to seek compensation when things have gone wrong, or to defend against negative claims about your workmanship. Our legal services can help you pick up the pieces of your construction project and make sure the job gets done right.

Mechanic’s Liens

Any construction project is only possible through the close coordination of property owners, developers, builders, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, and others, all working together to bring a project off the drafting board and into reality. A lot of time, money, and sweat are poured into making sure everything comes together, with little room for error. Mistakes and oversights happen, though, and skilled legal representation is vital to ensure that the work gets done and rightful compensation is paid. Whether you want to press a claim or defend against one, we offer our extensive knowledge and experience to help your construction project succeed, or make sure that you get paid for your hard work.

Real Estate Litigation

There are many complex legal issues that can come into play in a real estate dispute, and litigation is frequently necessary to find a fair solution. Our firm assists both individuals and businesses across the Inland Empire area to resolve their property issues before they become major headaches. We help with issues like commercial landlord-tenant issues, property boundary disputes, failures to disclose, eminent domain and condemnation, wrongful foreclosure, property contamination claims, and many other real-estate related compensation disputes and claims—whether you are making a claim or defending against one.

Civil Litigation

Litigating civil cases requires a set of skills very different from other areas of the law. Our civil trial lawyers are experienced in helping our clients navigate the tricky civil process to get the compensation that they deserve. Whether you are seeking remuneration for a personal injury, medical malpractice, problems with a faulty product, or another civil court issue, we can provide the qualified legal representation that you need.

Business Litigation

Dealing with improper claims is an unfortunate part of the modern business landscape. In some industries, it might not be a matter of if a claim is made against your company—it could be a matter of when a claim is made against your company. On the other hand, if you believe that you have been wronged, it is your right to seek fair compensation. In either situation, having qualified legal representation can save you or your business time, money, and headache during the legal process.

Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

In the modern economic environment of California’s Inland Empire, being a business owner can be tough. The stakes are often high, and competition can be heavy. There are innumerable legal pitfalls waiting around every corner waiting to catch the unwary small business owner, partner, officer, or manager. Disputes with fellow partners or shareholders, unpaid invoices, breaches of contract, unfair competition, keeping your trade secrets safe and more are all very real concerns that many businesses like yours face every single day.

Experienced legal representation is what you need to stay protected and ahead of the game now, not later—too often, business owners wait until it is too late to seek assistance. Be prepared early and get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have the legal help that you need before things get tough.

Employment Disputes

The city, county, state, and federal laws that govern the relationship between employees and employers have only grown more complex over time. Employers need to be aware of their legal obligations to their workers or they may find themselves on the receiving end of an expensive lawsuit. Labor laws, wage or benefit disputes, employee classification errors, and other related violations can all put a serious dent in a company’s ledger without skilled legal support. Employees need to know their rights and responsibilities with respect to their employers, too.

Whether inadvertent or intentional, real violations can and do happen that infringe upon the rights of workers. Discrimination or harassment, proper wage and overtime pay, employer retaliation, and more are all very real concerns in today’s employment market. Qualified legal representation can ensure that you are treated with the fairness and equality that the law demands.