Riley Breakell


With a passion for justice, Riley Breakell fights for individuals targeted by cyber-surveillance technology, patients harmed by mishandling of sensitive medical data, consumers deceived by unfair trade practices, whistleblowers who expose fraud against the government, and victims of international terrorism. Riley is also a part of the firm’s team representing families and children who allege social media platforms encouraged addictive behavior resulting in emotional and physical harm.

Riley is a former Motley Rice law clerk. They also gained valuable experience interning for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Hartford, Connecticut, and serving as a legal assistant for Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services in Portland, Ore. During law school, Riley led the Connecticut Law Review as its Editor-in-Chief, held memberships with the Lambda Law Society and National Lawyers Guild, and worked as a research and teaching assistant in areas including civil procedure, legislation and regulation, and constitutional law. 

Riley received the William F. Starr First Year Award in 2022, recognizing the first-year student achieving the highest grade point average in the day division, and the UConn School of Law Award for Exceptional Achievement in Scholarship in 2023. They are also a three-time CALI Award recipient for Excellence in Class Performance.


J.D., with honors,, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2023

B.A., magna cum laude,, College of the Holy Cross, 2017

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  • Connecticut