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Steven E. "Tim" Riley, Jr.

Steven E. “Tim” Riley Jr.

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Automobile Accident
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability


Attorney Tim Riley is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1991. He is a past President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) and was the 2011 recipient of that organization's Milton D. Rosenberg Award for his devotion to injured victims, qualities of leadership, and service to the organization. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He previously served in the PBA's House of Delegates and as Chair of the PBA's Judicial Evaluation Commission, which evaluates candidates for the state appellate judiciary. A past President of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Erie County Bar Association, Tim has been listed since 2005 by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2008. His practice is concentrated in wrongful death and serious personal injury claims, motor vehicle accidents and medical negligence suits and commercial litigation.

In 2020, Tim was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Court's "Team 300" Committee, which is charged with planning the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Court, the oldest appellate Court in the United States, which will take place in Philadelphia in May, 2022. 


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Trial Advocate, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, American Bar Association Accredited Organization, 1991

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice, Member; Past Member, Board of Governors; Past State Delegate
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PATLA), Past President
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors; Past Chair, Judicial Evaluation Commission; Former Member, House of Delegates
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Past President, Keystone Society Charter Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member; Past President; Chancellor of the Bar - 2018
  • Merit Selection Committee for Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy, Western District of Pennsylvania, Chairman, 2003
  • Hearing Panel 4.06, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Former Chairman
  • Public Justice Foundation, Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow


  • The Pennsylvania Association for Justice Milton D. Rosenberg Award, 2011
  • Erie County Bar Association, Chancellor of the Bar, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association President's Award, 2005 and 2015
  • Erie County Bar Association President's Award, 2000
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - Present; Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Pittsburgh Region, 2016; Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Pittsburgh Region, 2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005 - Present
  • Pitt Varsity Letter Club, Awardee of Distinction, 2015
  • Girard School District “Hive of Fame” Distinguished Alumni Award, 2014

Community Involvement

  • Erie Events/Erie County Convention Center Authority, Treasurer; Member, Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
  • Erie Independence House, Inc., Past President, Member of the Board of Directors, 1981 - 2017

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha