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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 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 member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and serves 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, an honor reserved to the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania. His practice is concentrated in wrongful death and serious personal injury claims, motor vehicle accidents and medical negligence suits and commercial litigation.


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


  • The Pennsylvania Association for Justice Milton D. Rosenberg Award, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award, 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association President's Award, 2005
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Erie County Bar Association President's Award, 2000

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Past President, Life Fellow, Keystone Society Charter Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Member
  • Public Justice Foundation, Member
  • Annual Membership Meeting of Erie Independence House, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors, October, 2011

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Professional Associations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Past President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member Board of Governors Co-Vice Chair, Judicial Evaluation Commission
  • Federal and American Bar Associations, Member
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PATLA), Past President
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • American Inn of Court, Master
  • Hearing Panel 4.06, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Former Chairman
  • Merit Selection Committee for Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy, Western District of Pennsylvania, Chairman
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), Member, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney