Over his 21-year career, Alan S. Ripka and his partners have always made a point of putting themselves in their clients’ shoes. “Every time I take on a client I react to their case as if they were a family member,” he says.
Ripka began his career as a criminal prosecutor at the District Attorney’s office in King’s County, and in 1992 began in civil litigation where he continues today. Currently he practices in the areas of medical malpractice, mass tort, products liability, consumer fraud and all injury cases. Ripka attributes his success in his practice to the support of his entire family.
The passion and the drive underlying Ripka’s representation derive from his own experience with tragedy. After his brother died in a ski accident caused by the negligence of the mountain operators, he decided to dedicate his work to helping victims of negligence. He notes, “I have an intimate understanding of what loss of life and limb really means to people and why they should be compensated to the fullest extent of the law.”
Ripka has tried countless cases to verdict and has recovered many multimillion-dollar awards and settlements. Recently he secured a verdict of $7.3 million for a client who required surgery, physical therapy and epidural injections after suffering multiple motor vehicle crash induced injuries. “That case was an example of the culmination of my experience, passion and dedication to my clients,” he says. “It conveys my ability to articulate to a jury the pain and suffering a client has experienced.”
Alan Ripka currently practices as a senior partner at the law firm Napoli Bern Ripka, LLP. He has appeared on numerous television shows as a legal analyst and continues to appear on Headline News with Nancy Grace regularly.