Adam “Rick” Rivera


Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8254


[email protected]


  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School 2023
    • Korey Wise Innocence Project
    • Moot Court Barrister’s Council
  • B.S., University of Colorado 2020
    • Dean’s List

Rick Rivera is a labor and employment attorney.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, where he spent time working with the Korey Wise Innocence Project and Barrister’s Council.

Rick also participated in Colorado Law’s Appellate Practicum, where he argued in front of the Federal Tenth Circuit under the supervision of his licensed professor.

Prior to going to law school, he spent nearly 20 years in the restaurant industry in Texas and Colorado. He also spent time working as a substitute teacher and volunteered with several organizations to help low-income individuals and families.

Publications & Presentations


Professional Activities

  • Leadership Fort Collins, Class of 2015


  • The Nappie Project Diaper Bank, Loveland, CO, Board of Directors 2016 – 2017
    • Led effort to provide diapers for low-income families through community partnerships.
  • Homeward Alliance (fka Homeless Gear); One Village One Family, Fort Collins, CO, Volunteer, Village Member 2016 – 2017
    • Supported single mom of four in transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing along with team of community members, and organizations including La Familia and The Murphy Center.