Ariel Rief

Rief Legal

Before opening Rief Legal, Ariel Rief was a criminal prosecutor—a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Barbara County (2011-2012) and Amador County (2012-2015)—where I was in court on a daily basis and worked closely with law enforcement agencies to successfully secure hundreds of convictions each year in a wide range of misdemeanor and felony cases.

As a DA, I gained not only valuable jury trial experience, but also a behind-the-scenes knowledge of the working challenges that law enforcement and prosecutors face in criminal prosecutions—a knowledge that now, as a criminal defense attorney, provides me a unique and advantageous perspective when advising clients, negotiating with the DA’s Office, and ultimately fighting cases that require trial.


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court – Southern District of California


  • State Bar of California
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (SMCBA)
  • SMCBA Criminal Law Section, Co-Chair
  • California Public Defenders Association


  • San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, Major Frauds Section (San Diego, CA)
  • San Diego City Attorney’s Office, Civil Division



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What types of cases Attorney Ariel Rief & Rief Legal can handle?
Rief Legal can handle cases related to laws concerning DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Lemon Law. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
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Rief Legal is located at 620 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA. You can reach out to Rief Legal using their phone line 650.741.0300. You can also check their website
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