Riah Greathouse

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Riah W. Greathouse

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About Riah Greathouse

Since being admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, Riah Winston Greathouse has been counsel of record in over 3000+ criminal and civil matters throughout the state with a high rate of success. Mr. Greathouse earned his undergraduate degree at Hampton University and his law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where he graduated in the Top 10% of his law school class. During his law school tenure, he gained invaluable experience with internships with Judge Clarence Cooper of the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia, as well as Chief Judge Myra H. Dixon of the State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. The respective judicial internships allowed him to gain a keen insight on the method in which judges operate, and how many of them expect attorneys to be prepared when appearing on clients’ behalf.

Following law school, Mr. Greathouse joined a premier DUI defense firm, where he zealously represented numerous individuals charged with DUI. While representing DUI clients, Mr. Greathouse earned his certification in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and attended the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard. Mr. Greathouse has also served his community as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Georgia for several years, where he prosecuted cases ranging from drugs to violent felonies throughout the county. His service as a prosecutor yielded a tremendous amount of courtroom experience, which allows him to attack cases with tenacity, often times proving to be beneficial in securing a favorable resolution. After leaving the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Greathouse joined a nationally recognized plaintiff’s firm, where he represented injured victims as well as estates on behalf of decedents in wrongful death actions, where he has recovered millions for his clients.

Since starting Greathouse Trial Law, LLC, Mr. Greathouse been selected to National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, has secured millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and has built the fourth fastest growing small law firm in 2019 according to Law Firm 500.

When Mr. Greathouse is not in the courtroom, he finds time to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Zena’s House, Incorporated, a board member of Impact CDC, Woodward Academy Alumni Board, and is a former member of the City of Atlanta’s Board of Ethics. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and also enjoys spending time with his family, worshipping at Impact United Methodist Church, and rooting for the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, and UGA.

Education

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, Juris Doctor, 2010
  • Hampton University, Hampton, VA, Bachelor of Arts, 2007

Professional Certifications

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2010-Present
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Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Woodward Academy Alumni Association
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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