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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, a partner at Disability Law Group, is a renowned legal advocate and community leader. A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Erika co-founded The 313 Project, a non-profit providing scholarships and pro-bono legal advice for at-risk youth. She actively contributes to community well-being as a board member and community activist, spearheading pro bono events and volunteer initiatives. Erika specializes in Social Security Disability and Veterans’ disability benefits. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Erika has received accolades such as the ‘Oakland Together 40 Under 40’ Class of 2023, 2022 ABA On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyer award, eight consecutive Avvo’s Client Choice awards, and the esteemed 2023 Rising Star award for the sixth consecutive year by Super Lawyers (extended to less than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in Michigan). Her multifaceted achievements showcase her commitment to excellence, community service, and advocacy for those in need.