RivaLee Ferland


RivaLee focuses her practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, environmental law, and catastrophic personal injury.

In her civil and commercial disputes practice, RivaLee assists with cases involving breach of contract, property loss claims, collections, and other corporate transaction disputes. In environmental, she works with the G&K team who provides comprehensive counsel to an international mining company, specifically in the areas of TSCA Asbestos Reporting requirements and superfund site work. She also works with our employment group to represent schools against alleged employment claims involving disability and sexual discrimination, retaliation, and False Claims Act disputes.

For individuals who have suffered a catastrophic injury or death, she advocates for clients and their families in matters involving aviation disasters, product defects, medical negligence, and motor vehicle accidents. Learn more by visiting RivaLee’s profile on our personal injury website.

During law school, RivaLee interned for one summer at Gallagher & Kennedy, where she acquainted herself with all aspects of the firm’s practice, including anti-trust litigation, commercial property disputes, commercial contract litigation, personal injury and wrongful death actions, and criminal defense. She also had legal externships with the United States District Court for the District of Arizona for Judge Teilborg and the Department of Justice, Criminal Division for U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

RivaLee’s passion for teaching led her to serve as an Academic Success Program (ASP) Tutor for first-year law students and as a Teacher’s Assistant in “Legal Analysis” during law school.

RivaLee received the following honors/awards in law school:

  • Dean’s Recruitment Award
  • ASU Law Book Scholarship
  • Jeremy Govekar Endowed Academic Scholarship
  • CALI Awards (Contracts, Music Law)
  • Best Oral Advocate Winner (Legal Advocacy)

While earning her undergraduate degree, she served as a Research Assistant in UofA’s “Psychology, Policy, and Law Lab” and founded an annual student-run music festival, “Bear Down Music Festival,” as part of her leadership roles on the Wildcat Events Board. RivaLee also interned in the Office of the Attorney General – Criminal Division, in Providence, RI, for AG Peter Kilmartin, and with the Tucson Justice Court – Evictions unit.

See RivaLee’s profile on our main website.

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  • Arizona State University
    J.D., cum laude, 2022
    Staff Writer, Law Journal
  • University of Arizona
    B.A., Psychology and English, 2019
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity


  • Arizona, 2022