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Alfred W. Ricciardi

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating

Rated by Super Lawyers 

Tire Danger. The cryptic code that can reveal the "ticking time bomb" of aging tires.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation

Personal Injury

Products Liability

Dairy Regulation

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers (Business Litigation): 2012-2017

National Association of Distinguished Counsel: 2015

AV Preeminent®  Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®


"Defective Ignition Switches Spark Major GM Vehicle Recall," April 2014


J.D., summa cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 1981: Order of John Marshall; The John Marshall Law Review

B.S., University of Vermont, 1976

Community Leadership

Unity of Phoenix: Member, Board of Trustees


Greenwich, Connecticut


Al Ricciardi: A Valuable Combination of Experience in Personal Injury Law, Business Litigation and Government Regulation


Al Ricciardi is nationally known for his multi-million-dollar settlements of tire separation and rollover accident claims.

As part of his business litigation practice, Al Ricciardi has experience in advising and representing business clients in a number of areas, including contract claims, insurance bad faith claims, litigation related to personal guaranties, real estate disputes, business fraud and misrepresentation, employment rights and environmental claims.

In addition, his experience includes matters involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, and major product liability. Al's product liability practice generally focuses on losses stemming from tire separation and liability in the use of 15-passenger vans. (See also, "Tire Safety – It's Up to You," in the The Safety Report, September 2010.)

A Super Lawyers selectee, Al is nationally known for his multi-million-dollar settlements of tire separation and rollover accident claims. While disclosure of the details of these settlements is prohibited by confidentiality agreements, the cases include:

  • a young woman catastrophically injured in a tire separation and rollover of a 15-passenger van;

  • wrongful death of a woman arising from a tire separation and vehicle rollover; and

  • a young man seriously injured due to a dangerous road design.

Al also practices in the area of agriculture and dairy law, where he represents parties in the courts and before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in matters involving the administration of dairy programs and regulations.

Court Admissions



U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Pro Hac Vice Court Admissions

Kentucky State Court

U.S. District Court, District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

The American Association for Justice

State Bar of Arizona: Fee Arbitration Committee

Massachusetts Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association

Attorneys Information Exchange Group