TROY, MI, May 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor Erika Riggs as a Woman of Influence. An accomplished listee, Mrs. Riggs celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mrs. Riggs is renowned as an attorney with more than a decade of expertise in disability law. Driven by a desire to help others and make a positive impact on the world, she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in law despite being the first in her family to do so. Mrs. Riggs subsequently pursued an education at Wayne State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 2008 before graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2011.
While enrolled as a law student, Mrs. Riggs began her career as a research and teaching assistant at Wayne State University, and completed a clerkship in the Detroit Immigration Court in 2010. She was selected to contribute to Wayne State University’s immigration and asylum law clinic, for which she served as a student lawyer representing refugee asylum-seekers from 2010 to 2011. During her last year in law school, Mrs. Riggs discovered disability law, recognizing immediately that she had found her niche where she could specialize in a field representing vulnerable populations in great need of support.
Since 2011, Mrs. Riggs has excelled as a skilled and compassionate disability attorney in Michigan, proudly protecting the rights of the disabled while helping them obtain the benefits they deserve and desperately need. In January of 2019, she helped form a boutique disability law firm, Disability Law Group, alongside her partners, Mandy Kelly and Randall Mansour. Mrs. Riggs is accredited to practice law before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and specializes in Social Security and Veterans disability cases. Additionally, Mrs. Riggs is extremely active in community initiatives, and dedicates her time to free legal resource clinics as well as volunteering with non-profit organizations like Southwest Solutions and Covenant House.
Notably, Mrs. Riggs is the recipient of the first Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Law Award. She was further recognized among Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in 2020 for the third consecutive year, a distinction awarded to less than 2.5% of practicing attorneys. She is also a council member of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mrs. Riggs attributes her success to the support and dedication of her family, partners and community, and hopes to continue serving disabled clients for years to come.
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