Yolanda J. Riley


Yolanda J. Riley

Peoria, IL


Phone:  (309) 676-1381

FAX:  (309)676-0324


Yolanda obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Speech Communication and Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. She earned her Juris Doctorate at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she founded the student organization ‘Women of Diversity’ (WOD), that sought to support women of diverse cultural backgrounds on the law school campus of Southern Illinois University School of Law.  WOD’s goal was  promote communicate service, academic success, and awareness of issues that affect women of color. She remained President her entire academic career. She is a Peoria Native who also spends time speaking to Peoria area middle school and high school students about overcoming barriers and career development strategies. She is a former Staff Attorney of a sizable firm, that handled cases in nine central Illinois counties, where her areas of practice generally included Expungement/Sealing work, Post Criminal Conviction Relief, Family Law, and Landlord -Tenant cases. In addition, she spent time in a smaller private practice where her primary focus was Family Law, Criminal Defense and Expungement/Sealing cases.

 Now as a Litigation Attorney with Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C., she focuses her practice in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense Expungement/Sealing, and Illinois Administrative Agency Litigation.


Yolanda is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Peoria County Bar Association,  where she is an active member of the Diversity Committee, and is currently the Vice President of the Peoria Area Chapter -ACLU.