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Texas lawyer Tim Riley has more than 25 years of trial experience and is double board-certified, in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. Riley has been a frequent lecturer at Continuing Education programs and has authored several legal publications. He also is a part-time Adjunct Law Professor. He has tried scores of cases, handled dozens of reported appeals, and settled hundreds of lawsuits. Riley has received the highest "a-v" rating from Marindale-Hubbell.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    33 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    33 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    33 years
  4. Car Accident: 10%
    33 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (25-50%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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    Mr. Tim Riley is an extremely sincere, competent and diligent attorney. Over the past 27 years I have known him to demonstrate the greatest of skill and integrity in his legal practice. He is always well prepared and obtains excellent results for his clients. I can recommend Tim without qualification as a counselor and litigator.” -- Robert S. Toth, M.D., J.D., LL.M.


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Contact info

Riley Law Firm

The Civil Justice Center
112 E. 4th St.
Houston, TX, 77007-2502

Riley Law Firm

1002 E. Taylor St.

Brownsville, TX, 78520-7108



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198301/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Houston's Top Lawyers for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2009
Houston's Top Lawyers for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2008
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazinezine2008
Houston's Top Lawyers for the PeopleN/A2007
Houston's Top LawyersN/A2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole ProprietorRiley Law Firm2001 - Present
PartnerRiley & Harris, LLP1995 - 2001
PartnerFloyd, Taylor & Riley, LLP1986 - 1995
AssociateButler & Binion1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Southern University-Thurgood Marshall School of LawAdjunct Professor of Law2010 - Present
Harris County Democratic Lawyers AssociationVice President2008 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate Member2007 - Present
Harris County Democratic Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2005 - 2008
Houston Lawyers Referral ServiceBoard of Trustees2004 - 2009
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
University of Houston Law CenterAdjunct Professor of Law2001 - 2007
Houston Bar AssociationLife Fellow1992 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1983 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Burden of ProofWho's on First2007
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationThe "Fill-in-the-Blank" Expert Report: Keeping Control on Going Forward with Your Case2004
State Bar of TexasHIPAA Traps for Unwary Practitioners2004
UnknownMedical Malpractice: Recent Developments2003
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationDumping and Other Statutory Violations2001
Greater Houston AnesthesiologyEighteen Texas Medico-Legal Cases Important to Every Physician1999
Texas LawyerTurning the Tables: Mediators Lay Ground Rules for Parties All the Time. It's Time for the Parties to Create Their Own Code of Conduct1997
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationHiding the Ball with the New Peer Review Privilege1997
Houston Law ReviewHypnotically Enhanced Evidence in Criminal Trials; Current Trends and Rationales1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Texas System, AustinBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Adjunct Professor of LawLaw Practice Strategies2007
Adjunct Professor of LawLegal, Practical & Ethical Implications of Lawyering2006
Adjunct Professor of LawLegal, Practical & Ethical Implications of Lawyering2006
Adjunct Professor of LawEvidence2005
Advanced Medical Malpractice CourseHIPAA Reports2004
Advanced Medical Malpractice ConferenceMedical Malpractice Expert Reports2004
Trial AcademyClosing Argument Demonstration2003
Personal Injury Law ConferenceMedical Malpractice2003
Adjunct Professor of LawEvidence2002
Medical Malpractice ConferenceMedical Malpractice Statutory Violations2001
Adjunct Professor of LawEvidence2001
Continuing Medical EducationCross-Examination of Physicians2000
Continuing Medical EducationMalpractice for Physicians1999
Advanced Civil Trial Law ConferenceEvidence and Experts1998
Medical Malpractice ConferencePeer Review Privileges1997
Mediation ConferenceAdvocacy in Mediation1996
Voir Dire WorkshopVoir Dire1995
Continuing Medical EducationAnatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial1995
Continuing Medical EducationAnatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial1995
Continuing Legal EducationCross-Examination of Orthopedic Experts1990
Continuing Legal Education ProgramRecognizing medical malpractice1989
Continuing Legal Education ProgramRecognizing medical malpractice1989
Advanced Personal Injury Short CourseEvidence1988
Advanced Personal Injury Short CourseEvidence1987
Advanced Personal Injury Short CourseEvidence1986