Mr. Rieger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Hiram College and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. During law school, he interned for the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida, Kathleen M. Williams, who is presently a Federal District Court Judge. His work focused on the Fourth and Fifth Amendment implications of compulsory DNA testing.
He also practiced as a Certified Legal Intern for the Office of the State Attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit, where he tried several felony cases to verdict, including a high-profile case involving allegations of police brutality.
Prior to law school, he served honorably for eight years in U.S. Army Special Operations and completed several advanced military training courses at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School in Fort Bragg, where he earned commendations for academic excellence and meritorious service.
In addition to his legal career, Mr. Rieger served as an Adjunct Professor at a respected liberal arts college, teaching interdisciplinary studies in law and economics to undergraduate students. Having grown up in a multi-lingual household, Mr. Rieger is fluent in French and conversant in several other languages.
Mr. Rieger is an Honorary Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and has long been involved with several charitable organizations, including the Coats for Kids Foundation and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of CSK’s Quarterly Newsletter.