David A. Van Riper graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1986. While at Pepperdine, he was appointed to the Law Review at the end of his first year and eventually selected as the Lead Articles Editor. During his third year, Dave received the prestigious Margaret Martin Brock Scholarship Award for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to public service.
Upon graduation from law school, Dave became an associate at the Los Angeles Office of Barton, Klugman & Oetting, defending major insurance companies and large financial institutions on various matters including professional negligence. He began practicing in Orange County in 1989, when he joined Harwood, Adkinson & Meindl, one of the oldest firms in Newport Beach. It was there that Dave gained extensive experience in a variety of general business and real estate litigation matters. In 1992, he helped found the law firm of Campion, Rodolff & Van Riper LLP. In 2002, he formed Van Riper Law to better service his clients' needs. Dave has successfully tried Superior Court cases in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange County.
Dave was born on February 14, 1961 in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He completed his undergraduate studies with a degree in Accounting from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he was one of only six students statewide to receive scholarship honors from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dave played on his college basketball team and was an area high school coach.
Dave's wife, Marianne, is also a practicing attorney in Orange County where they reside. Since 1989, Dave has participated in the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Mock Trial Program for high school students and in 1999, was recognized as Attorney of the Year. He speaks twice yearly to new admittees at the Orange County "Bridging The Gap" program with other prominent Attorneys and Judges. He is on multiple Boards of Directors and an ardent supporter of all area athletics.