Since 1984, Kerri Johnson Riley has built her practice on two simple principles: protect the rights of individuals and small businesses, and hold large, powerful corporations and insurance companies responsible for their wrongful acts. Over the course of her career, Mrs. Riley has obtained hundreds of successful verdicts and settlements for her clients. Her unwavering professional standards have earned her the respect of her colleagues in the legal community.
Mrs. Riley’s clients appreciate her experience, diligence and commitment to their cause. She employs her considerable experience to determine her client’s goals, and then brings a global approach to litigation. While fighting for her clients in court, she maintains her focus not only on winning the battles, but also on achieving the ultimate result the client wants and needs.
A graduate of Lee High School, Mrs. Riley has lived in Huntsville most of her life. After earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1981, she went on to earn her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at the University of Alabama School of Law in 1984. Having raised three children here, her commitment to her community runs deep. In addition to years of service on community boards and to charitable organizations, Mrs. Riley has helped inform countless employees of their legal rights through her involvement with the People’s Law School.
With her training as a chemical engineer, she is a problem solver: adept at untangling complex legal issues and crafting creative solutions when litigation is not desired by her clients. She is a tireless advocate in the courtroom. The truly rewarding part of Mrs. Riley’s practice is when she is able to make a meaningful positive impact in her clients’ lives. Whether she is standing up for someone who has wrongfully lost a loved one, forcing a large powerful company to atone for its wrongful treatment of employees, or defending a family-owned business, Kerri Riley remains is a masterful, compassionate and zealous advocate.
Admitted: Alabama, 1984; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1985; U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
Law School: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, J.D., 1984
College: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, B.S. Ch. E., 1981
Member: Alabama State Bar