Bringing his talents to Whitburn & Pevsner, PLLC, Paul Aaron Riffe is a lawyer whose experience advocating for himself and others strengthens his ability to represent his clients with diligence, discipline, and integrity. Born with cerebral palsy, Mr. Riffe realized at a very young age that his mental ability would be what propelled him through his life and career. He graduated from public high school and began attending college before the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). During this time in his academic and personal life, Mr. Riffe faced many obstacles and hindrances when requesting accommodations he needed to forge ahead his educational development and career goals. He advocated for himself and the right to have the access and opportunities given to others similarly situated in the academic and professional arenas. Mr. Riffe graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Mathematics in 1995.
After college, the focus of Mr. Riffe’s job was advocacy as well. Working for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, Texas, Mr. Riffe sought to improve the standard of quality in services provided to individuals with disabilities who utilize public transportation. He researched and evaluated the Authority’s existing services to ensure ADA compliance. He routinely conducted and assisted with ADA training sessions with both new and existing bus operators. He also established and maintained networks between the Authority and organizations promoting disability awareness.
After leaving Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Mr. Riffe attended the University of Texas School of Law. During this period, he spent significant time refining his research skills as a member of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Immediately after receiving his J.D. in 2007, he got his first legal article published in The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues.
Mr. Riffe practices family law, criminal law, and litigates in federal and state trial courts. The firm also benefits from his knowledge of probate law, consumer fraud and personal injury.