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Cecil E. Ricks, Jr.

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Mr. Ricks is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas 


  • California, 1964
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1964
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1964
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1964


  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1963
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1960

Associations and memberships 

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California (Member: Executive Council, Conference of Barristers, 1969 – 1972; Disciplinary Referee Pro Tem, 1970 – 1978)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association

Biographical details 

  • Phi Delta Phi (Magister, 1963)
  • Member, UCLA Law Review, 1961 – 1963
  • Special Counsel, Project Area Committee, City of Anaheim Redevelopment Agency, 1977 – 1986
  • Member, Orange County Arbitration Panel, 1978 – 1986

Mr. Ricks has been admitted to practice law in California since 1964. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1963 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review.

Since the early 1980s, Mr. Ricks has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to representing current and former employees regarding various employment-related matters. Examples include: wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, Labor Code violations, invasion of privacy, unfair competition, and licensing and personnel hearings. His practice involves litigation and appellate work in both state and federal courts. He has obtained several verdicts in employment cases in excess of one million dollars.

During the early part of his career, Mr. Ricks was an associate of Hill, Farrer & Burrill in Los Angeles, and often represented employers concerning labor-management issues. After moving to Orange County in the early 1970s, he engaged primarily in general civil litigation and began to represent employees in employment litigation.

Mr. Ricks has served as a member of the Executive Council of State Bar Conference of Barristers, the Los Angeles Jr. Barristers Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He has served as Judge Pro Tem, Arbitrator and Receiver for the Orange County Superior Court, and as a State Bar Disciplinary Referee. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Orange County Specialty Lawyers Guild. He has served as a speaker at various legal education seminars.

Mr. Ricks is recognized in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and has an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s Law Directory, which is its highest rating for legal ability and ethics.

In addition to the State of California, Mr. Ricks is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern and Central Districts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Law Offices of Cecil E. Ricks, Jr. A Law Corporation serves clients in Tustin, Orange County 
and Los Angeles County.