Jeannie I. Rivera, has been an associate with the firm since April 2015 and has over 15 years of civil litigation experience. She handles all aspects of a diverse caseload, including auto and premises cases. Prior to joining our firm, she gained civil litigation experience at a New York law firm, where she managed well over 300 cases, learning and developing her skills in all phases of civil litigation.
Mrs. Rivera was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She did her undergraduate work at Binghamton University and graduated from The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania University. While attending Penn State Law, she served as President of the Minority Law Students Association and captain of the Trial Moot Court Team.
In 1998 and 1999 she also served as a legal intern at Legal Services, Inc. in Pennsylvania, where she represented largely under-represented individuals in child custody matters, aggressively pursuing their cases and preserving their parental rights. In the summer of 1998 she was selected by her law school to serve as a judicial intern for the State of New York Unified Court System, where she served as an intern for the Honorable La Tia Martin, Bronx County Criminal Court Judge.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Mrs. River is admitted to practice law in the courts of the States of New York. When not aggressively pursuing her clients’ interests in a court of law, Mrs. Rivera volunteers as a Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts, for which they plan, coordinate and fundraise for service projects in their local community.
They have provided care packages for homeless families living in shelters, sponsored the training of a guide dog for the blind, and collected and donated school supplies for children who cannot afford to purchase them as well as personal care products to retired war veterans, to just name a few.