Kevin P. Riley

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Kevin P. Riley Partner

  • Houston
  • 713.487.2001
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Kevin Riley, a founding Partner of the Firm, practices in the Litigation section. He has more than 70 jury and bench trials to his credit, meaning he offers a broad range of legal experience to his clients. He has tried and arbitrated lawsuits on both sides of the docket and, at last count, has tried or handled lawsuits in nearly every county along the Texas Gulf Coast from Beaumont to Brownsville. As his practice has expanded across state lines, so has his presence in state and federal courts, including the New Mexico Federal Court system. Kevin operates his practice under the belief that the legal profession is one that requires a dedication to the needs of the client. That dedication can and often does come at a high price. Late-night preparations for trial, followed by longer days at the courthouse, are standard fare for the modern trial lawyer.


  • Litigation


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, B.A., 1986


  • State Bar of Texas, 1990
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Personal Injury Trial Law (1997)
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2007-2010, 2016-2018, 2021-2023)
  • Top Lawyers in Houston, H Magazine (2008-2009, 2019)
  • Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, America’s Top 100, 2017
  • Houstonia Top Lawyers 2021-2022

Professional Activities

  • Houston Bar Association, Fellow
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • National Restaurant and Retail Association
  • State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Committee, member (2019-2022)

Publications & Speeches

  • Speaker, Preparing for the Deposition: Strategic Planning – Goals, Issues and Your Outline, South Texas College of Law, CLE (2010)
  • Speaker, How to Negotiate with Plaintiff Counsel, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company, Statewide Claims Meeting (2005)
  • Speaker, Tort Reform and Update on Texas Law, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company, Regional Claims Meeting (2004)
  • Instructor, Expert Witness Course, Texas State Fire Marshall’s Office (2006)

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers of Houston
  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • Krav Maga – Self Defense Instructor
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