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Social Security Disability, Veteran's Disability

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 served as a senior note and comment editor of the Wayne Law Review, property law teaching assistant, and small claims court mediator.

"Disability does not define a person. But, in critical times of uncertainty, I take pride in the unwavering support, commitment, and the results we deliver for our clients."

She also founded The 313 Project, a non-profit dedicated to public service, mentorship, and scholarships for our at risk youths. She has been with Disability Attorneys of Michigan since September 2010. At our firm, Erika specializes in representing disabled individuals before both the Social Security Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also certified to handle cases at the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District.

Mrs. Riggs continues to serve as a volunteer mediator in Macomb County, overseeing a wide-range of disputes. Her passion and commitment to underserved populations is as notable as her skilled and unique legal arguments. She can regularly be found volunteering her time supporting local non-profits by rolling-up her sleeves planting trees and clearing dilapidated buildings in Detroit, speaking at local schools or medical facilities on new laws and our rights, or providing pro-bono legal advice to those in need.

Erika is conversational in Spanish and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Macomb County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Her office is known as the chocolate factory which she takes quite seriously, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family – traveling, hiking, and painting.

I would strongly recommend Erika Riggs. She is an amazing, compassionate, and caring attorney who cares about each case she has as if it is the only case she is working on. Erika has an extremely high passion for her job and I believe anyone who has her for their attorney is very lucky. 

– Sandra S

Awards & Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Section, Member

  • Macomb County Bar Association, Member

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives, Member

  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates (NOVA), Member


  • Wayne State University, B.A., J.D.


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