Arthur Rizer Associations
Arthur Rizer is an attorney with an advanced law degree and a member of the Army Reserves. A veteran from the war in Iraq, Rizer works at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he serves as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division working on narcotics and dangerous drug cases.
Arthur Rizer worked as an Associate Professor of law at West Virginia University, College of law. His teaching and research focuses on criminal and national security law. Rizer was selected as the WVU Law’s 2015 Professor of the Year. He has written three books dealing with national security issues, as well as persuasive speaking and writing. He has also authored numerous articles in various journals. Rizer is a Doctor in Philosophy (Criminology) candidate at Oxford University.
A veteran from the war in Iraq, Rizer works at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he serves as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division working on narcotics and dangerous drug cases. He is married and has two young children. And he is also a survivor who copes with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that he sustained in 2005 when he was just two weeks into his deployment in Iraq. Rizer’s vehicle was in line behind another that was destroyed when an improvised explosive device (IED) hit the convoy. He credits his ability to come home and get right back to work to the support he received from family, his supervisors at DOJ and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation program, VetSuccess. “The most important thing,” Rizer says, “is to go to work. Don’t think you’re limited because of your disabilities. Set a goal and get there.” And that’s exactly what Arthur Rizer has done. His story epitomizes the U.S. Department of Labor’s America’s Heroes at Work project and clearly demonstrates how Veterans living with PTSD and/or TBI can successfully reintegrate into the civilian workforce.