Riley is listed in every major Whos Who publication available. He has been a long-standing member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has achieved personally more than sixty settlements or verdicts in excess of one million dollars. Recently, he achieved a $13,000,000.00, result in a bad faith insurance case, one of the largest bad faith results ever achieved in Florida, and one which the insurance carrier could have resolved for $300,000, or less, had it acted appropriately.
After independently financing his undergraduate and law school education through scholarships and employment, and graduating with honors, Riley began his career as an insurance defense trial lawyer with the very respected firm of Pitts, Eubanks & Ross, P.A. In 1985, after only three years, he did what he had always planned to do and founded the present firm. It was founded on the principle that "word of mouth" is the most credible way to build the reputation of any business. Rileys practice is devoted to complex civil litigation related to insurance litigation, bad faith, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, dangerous products, whistleblower litigation (the False Claims Act), consumer fraud, construction, commercial disputes, and business fraud and litigation. The results achieved speak for themselves.
Riley has tried cases all over the United States. He has also lectured throughout the State of Florida as a continuing legal education speaker on topics involving medicine, claims handling, business fraud, insurance, and settlement and litigation techniques. An accomplished and talented trial lawyer, he has also served as a trial competition judge on behalf of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and The Florida Bar. He is also a Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Riley is an honors graduate of the University of Central Florida and Florida State University, where he received his law degree.