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Vergie L. Riley

  • Associate
Metairie, LA





Vergie L. Riley was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University A&M College in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services.  After several years in the healthcare industry, she returned to Southern University Law Center, where she earned her Juris Doctorate.  While in law school, Vergie worked with the Criminal Clinic, Family Law Clinic, and Elder Law Clinic, which provided Pro Bono representation for indigent plaintiffs.  After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Donald R. Johnson with the Nineteenth Judicial District Court in the Parish of East Baton Rouge.  Vergie has extensive experience in general casualty and personal injury litigation, and also practices in the areas of criminal law, domestic law, wills and successions.  She is admitted to practice in all state courts in Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and Supreme Court of the United States.  Vergie is married and the mother of one son.

Areas Of Practice

  • General Casualty
  • Commercial Automobile and Trucking
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2007
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2011


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1998
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Capital Area Legal Services, 2007 to 2010