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.
Since receiving her law degree, Mrs. Riggs has strictly specialized in assisting the disabled before the Social Security Administration and the VA. Erika can regularly be found in her community engaging non-profits and volunteering at community events. Her compassion and commitment to under-served populations are as notable as her skilled and unique legal arguments. Mrs. Riggs received the inaugural Crain’s Detroit Business ‘Notable Women Lawyers’ award in 2017, Avvo’s Client Choice award for the fourth consecutive year, and the 2018 Rising Star award by Super Lawyers (extended to less than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in Michigan).
Erika is conversational in Spanish and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Macomb County Bar Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, and National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates. She is also accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her office is commonly referred to as the ‘chocolate factory’ – a title she takes quite seriously, and she loves spending time with her family – traveling, martial arts, hiking, and painting.
What separates Erika from other attorneys is her compassion and commitment to helping others. She takes pride in ensuring that her clients are informed of their rights as well as prepared for their hearings in front of an Administrative Law Judge.