Rori Ridley is the founder of Ridley Legal, a Professional Corporation and law firm focused on advising small businesses and growth companies.
Ms. Ridley received her Juris Doctor (law) degree in 1998 from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was a member of both the competitive trial team and appellate team. Ms. Ridley obtained her B.A. from California State University at Fullerton, graduating with honors in Political Science, and receiving a Minor in Criminal Justice.
Ms. Ridley spent the first seven years of her career as a prosecutor with the California Department of Justice and the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. In these roles, Ms. Ridley gained significant trial and appellate experience.
After leaving the government, Ms. Ridley served as the Director of Corporation Compliance for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. Ms. Ridley has also served as Corporate Counsel and Chief Litigation Officer for Superior Industries, Inc., Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., and Genesis Companies. Now, Rori specializes in outsourced General Counsel services. Rori's clients range from new small businesses to established and growing companies where she guides her clients through all aspects of the business cycle.
In addition to practicing law, Rori is a seasoned keynote speaker, and a trainer for Eloqui. When not working, Rori is an obsessive fan of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars and all things nerdy. She loves to travel, sing the Hamilton soundtrack, and do geek things with her husband Doug, son Connor, and twin daughters Natalie and Gabrielle.