U. Kelley Riedel

Firm Partner

Last Updated on: 29th June 2017, 11:41 am

U. Kelley RiedelBorn: Phoenix, Arizona

College: University of Arizona, B.A. in Political Science, 1994

Law School: California Western School of Law, J.D., 1997

Membership: San Diego County Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

Admissions: California State Bar, 1997; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 1997; U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Biography:  U. Kelley Riedel has been an attorney with Berman & Riedel, LLP since 2002, and is currently the firm’s Administrative Partner.  Ms. Riedel’s extensive civil litigation experience includes complex general personal injury cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, and product liability actions in both state-wide and nationally coordinated federal multi-district litigation cases for defective medical devices.  Since joining Berman & Riedel, LLP, Ms. Riedel has handled several pro bono cases on behalf of the firm, including her work for Trial Lawyers Care, Inc., where she represented the widow and children of an FDNY firefighter who lost his life in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, obtaining settlement from the federally-funded Victim’s Compensation Fund.

Areas of Practice/Focus:

  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Litigation
  • Serious Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Litigation

Legal Experience:

  • Berman & Riedel, LLP, Partner, 2005 – present
  • Berman & Walton, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2002-2005
  • Neil, Dymott, et.al., Associate Attorney, 1997-2002

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Trial Lawyers Care, Inc. (September 11 Fund Pro Bono Program), 2002 – 2004