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 practicing law for the last 15 years. 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.
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, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, California Women Lawyers, California Employment Lawyers Association, Queen’s Bench Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association, Charles Houston Bar Association, and the California Dispute Resolution Council.
Finally, Ms. Riles also volunteers as a mediator for the Alameda County Superior Court Small Claims Division and for SEEDS Community Resolution Center.
Licensed since 1998
Hourly ($300-400/hour), Contingent (35-40%)
I highly endorse Elizabeth. I have worked with her on several matters in the area of employment law as opposing counsel, and she has been a strong advocate for her clients and a superb lawyer. She is an expert in employment law, highly professional and a pleasure to work with.
Brenda Biren Employment & Labor Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Finalist for Street Fighter of the Year||Consumer Attorneys of California||2012|
|Commendation||City of Lancaster||2011|
|Managing Partner||Bohbot & Riles, LLP||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Kerosky & Bradley, LLP||2001 - 2002|
|Associate||Brobeck, Phelger & Harrison||1999 - 2001|
|Associate||Jackson, Tufts, Cole & Black, LLP||1998 - 1999|
|Summer Associate||Jackson, Tufts. Cole & Black, LLP||1997 - 1997|
|Summer Associate||Anton & Roeckl, LLP||1996 - 1996|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Dispute Resolution Council||Member||2009 - Present|
|Charles Houston Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|California Women Lawyers||Member||1998 - Present|
|Queen's Bench Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|University of California, Berkeley, School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Stanford University||Human Biology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Real Women in Trucking Blog Talk Radio||Sexual Harassment/Trucking||2013|
|Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association Membership Meeting||A Bird's Eye View of Employment Law||2013|
|Money for Lunch||Employment Law||2013|
|California Employment Lawyers Association Law Clerk Orientation||Client Intake & Issue Spotting||2013|
|California Employment Lawyers Association Webinar||Starting Your Own Practice||2012|
|Boalt Hall Career Development Office Webinar||Small-Midsize Firms||2012|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Women's Caucaus Event||I am Woman: Hear Me Negotiate||2011|
|California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Surviving and Thriving in Solo Practice||2009|