A Bay Area native, Brian has broad and deep roots in the local professional and business community. Since 1983, he has represented companies of every type, size, and description, from Fortune 100 multinational conglomerates to mom-and-pop businesses and solopreneurs. Since 1989, he has been rated in the top 10% of lawyers nationwide. He was selected as the #1 lawyer in Oakland by Oakland Magazine in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Currently, his firm, the Law Office of Brian A. Ripley, acts as “outside general counsel” to roughly 200 Bay Area businesses.
His firm’s clients represent a broad spectrum of industries, from health care, architecture, construction, equipment supply, real estate, legal, professional and financial services, restaurants, consumer products, business and project management, retail stores, the arts, and non-profit corporations.