Kelli Riley has devoted her legal career to advocacy for workers’ rights. She sees people at their worst, when they have been taken advantage of, discriminated against, and shorted their hard-earned wages.

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Ms. Riley uses her expertise and experience to guide her clients through these difficult times toward resolution. Ms. Riley earned her law degree, cum laude, at University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she served as Membership Editor for the school’s flagship law review. She received her undergraduate degree in both History and Spanish & Portuguese Language and Culture at University of Colorado at Boulder. 

She is a member of the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, the Colorado Bar Association, Weld County Bar Association, and Weld Chapter of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. She is also involved in the Wage Theft Task Force, working to eradicate wage theft through advocacy, litigation, outreach, and education. 

Ms. Riley is fluent in Spanish, and even hosted a weekly local call in radio show for a time in Greeley for Spanish-speakers to ask legal questions. She served on the board of Lutheran Campus Ministry at CU-Boulder, and is a mentor in the El Camino program, exploring vocation with CU students. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, entertaining, paper crafts, and running.

Presentations

Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Annual Conference, Genesee, CO, August 25, 2017, Building Your Tribe to Maintain Competence and Keep Your Cool

Wage Justice Day, Boulder, CO April 7, 2017, Co-Preseter, Ethics in Opening and Managing a Wage and Hour Practice

 
 
 
 
 

Amber Lara

Ms. Lara is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and recent transplant to Colorado. As a law student, she interned for the American Civil Liberties Union and Veteran Affairs Office of Chief Counsel. Ms. Lara also spent a year clerking for Hawks Quindell S.C., a plaintiff-side labor and employment law firm, she authored a comment detailing the obstacles queer women of color face in pursuing discrimination claims in a federal versus state venue. Ms. Lara is a fierce believer in the mantra, “You are not here to blend into the walls.” In her spare time, Ms. Lara enjoys growing her vinyl collection, discussing her love for the city of Chicago, watching indie films, reading, playing basketball, and challenging the status quo. She is licensed in Wisconsin and Colorado.