Kimberley Taylor-Riley


Kimberley Taylor-Riley graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in social work and a minor in criminal justice.

Ms. Taylor-Riley is certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of Nebraska and holds certifications in basic and family mediation. Since graduation from Creighton Law School, Ms. Taylor-Riley has engaged in a myriad of civil and criminal practice areas with a concentration in family and juvenile law.  

In 2005, she closed her private practice and took a position with the Nebraska Attorney General's Office. Ms. Taylor-Riley worked in the Civil Division handling Inmate litigation matters before moving to the Violence Against Women Act Prosecutor position wherein she prosecuted domestic and sexual violence across the state. She also served as the Resource Prosecutor for Nebraska during that time as well as coordinating a training team to address best practices/protocols for successful intervention in domestic and sexual violence cases.

In 2012, she became the Director of Equity and Diversity for the City of Lincoln involving supervision of the of the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, performing internal discrimination/harassment investigations, serving as the ADA co-coordinator, assisting with federal civil rights contract compliance issues and working with a team designated by the Mayor to create a more inclusive workforce. 

In 2018, she relocated to Missouri to serve as the Diversity and Inclusion Manager for the Office of State Courts Administrator involving supervision of unit staff, drafting of the Diversity Statement and chairing the Civility Team. In addition to those tasks, she served as the Executive Director of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness. A group of professionals tasked with assessing and recommending changes to the justice system that promote equity, fairness and access.

At present, Ms. Taylor-Riley is the Commissioner of the Civilian Oversight Board for the City of St. Louis where she supervises staff responsible for review and investigation of complaints against the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. 

Contact Information


Phone: (314) 657-1610

1520 Market St
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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