Address: 157 West Portal Avenue, Suite 2, San Francisco, CA 94127
Phone Number: 415-576-1600
Fax Number: (415) 842-0321
Ms. Ribera Speed has found that her passion lies in representing victims of sexual abuse. Sandra Ribera Speed obtained a collective seven-figure settlement on behalf of three performers in the porn industry who alleged that they were infected with HIV during a shoot for porn giant, Kink.com. In 2020, Ms. Ribera Speed settled a sexual abuse case on behalf of her client, Plaintiff John Doe, against the Diocese of Oakland for $3.5 million. Plaintiff was sexually abused by three Diocese of Oakland priests both as a minor and as an adult. The case involved almost two years of hard-fought litigation, which included Ms. Ribera Speed taking the depositions of approximately 30 witnesses as well as extensive law and motion work. Ms. Ribera Speed also overcame a significant threat from the defense who wanted Ms. Ribera Speed disqualified as Plaintiff’s counsel all because a whistleblower from the Diocese had disclosed allegedly confidential documents to Ms. Ribera Speed showing evidence of the Diocese’s cover-up of a past instance of sexual abuse involving one of Plaintiff’s perpetrators. In 2021, Ms. Ribera Speed settled another clergy sexual abuse case against the Diocese of San Jose for $1.5 million. Ms. Ribera Speed is presently litigating sexual abuse cases involving various clergy, as well as sexual abuse cases against former UCLA physician, Dr. James Heaps, and other cases involving individuals accused of committing sexual assault and/or battery against both minors and adults.