Celia M. Rivera is the founder of Rivera Law Offices. She limits her practice to representing injured people and has represented hundreds of personal injury clients over the course of her career. She has extensive litigation and arbitration experience, as well as jury trial experience. Celia represents every client with integrity, honesty and candor.
Celia started her legal career working as a paralegal for a personal injury firm in Silverdale, Washington in 1993. Celia fell in love with the law and quickly decided she could make more of a difference as an attorney. As a single mother with a three year old son, Celia applied and was accepted to Seattle University School of Law in 1997. Celia excelled at law school and graduated in 2000.
Celia is so passionate about representing injured people, not only does she run a full time practice, she also volunteers and serves on numerous committees for the Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ) and is a featured speaker at continuing education seminars for attorneys and chiropractors, and is active in numerous other legal associations. She currently serves as chair of the WSAJ Development committee and on the WSAJ Board of Governors. She is a WSAJ Eagle member, and a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Thurston County Bar Association, Latina/o Bar Association of Washington and Washington Women Lawyers Bar Association.
Celia was born in Seattle, but grew up in Calexico, California, a small rural farming community. She returned to the NW to attend the University of Washington. Celia speaks fluent Spanish, and keeps in contact with her family and Childhood friends who still live in California. Celia moved back to Washington almost 30 years ago and considers herself a true Washingtonian.