Mr. Riback’s practice and area of expertise is in criminal law ranging from major felonies to misdemeanors of all kinds. Primarily, Mr. Riback takes on a number of criminal cases in Clark County but also practices in Cowlitz County, Skamania County, Klickitat County, Yakima County, and the City of Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Camas, and Washougal.

Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and practicing since 1986, Mr. Riback has been practicing law for over three decades. He has had extensive experience starting with his work at the Vancouver City Attorney’s Office where he handled a number of misdemeanor cases also including work in family law, business incorporations, debt collections, wills, and unlawful detainers. Mr. Riback’s unique background provides an array of experience in various areas of law including criminal and civil defense. Before joining the Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer, he owned and operated his own law practice, working as a sole proprietor for several years, representing indigent and privately retained clients. During that time, he worked on a number of criminal and civil cases including, traffic violations, felony matters, representing debtors in reconstructing debt, drafting wills, providing insurance defense, serving as guardian ad litem, and providing prison legal services as a subcontractor for the Washington State Penitentiary and Airway Heights Corrections Center.

Mr. Riback now primarily devotes his practice to criminal defense with a focus on defending those charged with serious felony convictions such as those accused of sex crimes, robbery, burglary, drug charges, and other lower charging convictions like DUI and Assault cases. Dedicated to providing top quality service to his clients, Mr. Riback has worked extensively with thousands of clients charged with essentially every type of criminal offense, working to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients.


  • Willamette University Bachelor of Arts 1982
  • Willamette University College of Law Juris Doctor 1985


  • Washington State Bar 1986
  • Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals Western District of Oregon 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals Western District of Washington 1997