Elizabeth L. Riles

Elizabeth L. Riles

Managing Partner
Location:
Oakland, California
Phone:
510-250-7278
877-741-5160
Fax:
510-273-8911
Email:

Elizabeth Riles is a founding and the managing partner at Bohbot & Riles. Ms. Riles was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Stanford University undergraduate, Ms. Riles went on to receive her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley in 1998 and has been in practice since 1998. She specializes in employment and personal injury cases. She also provides Human Resource consulting and mediation in her work to ensure safe and healthy workplaces for employees and employers alike. For more information about these services, see www.bohbotandriles.com. She has successfully represented employees against a wide variety of businesses and government entities, in matters of race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability and gender discrimination, cases of sexual and racial harassment, retaliation, whistle-blowing and wrongful termination. In 2011, she was honored by the City of Lancaster for her work in obtaining a significant verdict in a gender discrimination and hostile work environment case against a nationally known long haul trucking company. In 2012, Ms. Riles was a finalist for the prestigious Consumer Attorneys of California Street Fighter of the Year award.

Ms. Riles is admitted to practice in the State of California, the United States District Court, Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Riles is a member of the State Bar of California, California Women Lawyers, California Employment Lawyers Association, Queen’s Bench Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association, Charles Houston Bar Association.

Finally, Ms. Riles also volunteers for SEEDS Community Resolution Center.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation, Formation and Consultation
  • Personal Injury
  • Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Human Biology

Published Works

  • Early Punitive Damages Discovery - Let's Give it a Try, Plaintiff's Magazine, April, 2012
  • How Client Social Media Accounts and Use of Employer Devices Can Kill Your Case, Plaintiff's Magazine, April, 2013
  • Wait! Is that supposed to be a Material Fact? - A refresher on the tedious journey through summary judgment in employment cases, Plaintiff's Magazine, Ap, 2014
  • California Employees Finally have Paid Sick Leave - Understanding the myriad of new state and local regulations that impact Californians' sick leave, Plaintiff's Magazine, June, 2015
  • Establishing Liability for Discrimination or Harassment by a Supervisor, Plaintiff's Magazine, June, 2016

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Research and Writing, Berkeley Law, 2015 - 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Northern California Rising Star, 2009 - 2012
  • Commendation for Trial Advocacy from the City of Lancaster in the Shank v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., et al case, July 26, 2011
  • Finalist for Consumer Attorneys of California Street Fighter of the Year, 2012
  • Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated - Matindale-Hubbel, 2013 - 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated, 2015 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Charles Houston Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • California Dispute Resolution Council, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • California Women Lawyers, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Queen's Bench Bar Association, Member, 1998 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kerosky & Bradley, LLP, Associate, 2001 - 2002
  • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP, Associate, 1999 - 2001
  • Jackson, Tufts, Cole & Black, LLP, Associate, 1998 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • SEEDS Community Resolution Center, Mediator, 2009 - Present