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Attorney Erika A. Riggs Receives AV Preeminent Recognition

Disability Law Group is proud to congratulate Attorney Erika A. Riggs for recently receiving the AV preeminent recognition by the attorney evaluator Martindale-Hubbell. 

Martindale-Hubbell has been evaluating attorneys for their legal abilities and ethical standards for more than 130 years. They are the most trusted source for attorney evaluations. They use a Peer Review Rating system in which other attorneys in the same geographic and specialty area review their peers. Eligible attorneys can receive various ratings. The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest peer rating standard and is reserved for attorneys who have ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards. 

Erika A. Riggs co-founded Disability Law Group in 2019 with her two partners, Mandy Kelly and Randall Mansour. Together, they had a singular focus: to help improve the lives of those in their community. Erika knew from a young age she was going to be an attorney and an advocate. She also helped her parents through the disability process, so she knows firsthand how complex this process can be and offers a helping hand to other community members who are struggling to receive the benefits they need. Her firm focuses exclusively on Social Security and Veterans Affairs disability cases. 

Erika Riggs founded the firm with a focus on treating every client with respect and compassion from the moment they enter their firm until their case is concluded. The firm’s motto is “Every client matters.” Erika exemplifies this commitment to client service in everything she does, including representing clients before the Social Security Administration and Veterans Affairs, participating in legal organizations designed to assist individuals with disabilities such as the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives and the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, and her work with her non-profit organization, The 313 Project, an organization that provides scholarships for at-risk youth and pro-bono legal advice. 

Erika and her firm, Disability Law Group, host an annual Free Legal Aid and Resource Fair to provide free legal advice, health screenings, and critical support services to community members. She is committed to helping other lawyers develop their legal skills and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan – Public Outreach & Education committee and regularly provides education on disability-related matters to other lawyers.

The AV Preeminent award is only the latest award conferred to this exemplary legal advocate. She has also received the American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award, a national recognition provided to young lawyers who display a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyers’Rising Star each year from 2018 through 2022, an honor that is provided to only 2.5 percent of attorneys practicing in Michigan. Additionally, she has received Avvo’s “Client Choice Award” every year since 2016 and was awarded the “Leaders in the Law Award” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2021.

Disability Law Group congratulates Erika A. Riggs on this latest accomplishment and her unwavering commitment to client service. 


About Disability Law Group

Disability Law Group is based in Troy, Michigan. The firm focuses exclusively on disability cases and helps individuals with disabilities seek Social Security and VA disability benefits.

Author: Erika A. Riggs

Attorney Erika A. Riggs graduated from Wayne State University where she earned her bachelor\’s and law degree. During law school, Erika devoted her free time to public service, education, and mentorship. She co-founded a non-profit, The 313 Project, providing scholarships for at-risk youth, pro-bono legal advice as well as volunteer work in Detroit. She also served as a senior note and comment editor of the Wayne Law Review, property law teaching assistant, and small claims court mediator.