Steven A. Riley


Steve Riley is an experienced trial lawyer and counselor.  For nearly forty years, Steve has represented clients ranging from large, publicly-traded companies to individuals in complex commercial litigation.  He has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in corporate and business litigation, securities litigation, class action litigation, healthcare litigation and general commercial litigation.  He has experience in handling arbitrations, internal corporate investigations, and employer-employee relations, as well as the representation of directors in private and publicly-owned corporations. Steve also has served as an arbitrator. 

Steve is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  Steve also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, where he teaches Advanced Evidence and Trial Advocacy.  Steve has been recognized in Chambers USA, in Super Lawyers, Mid-South edition, and in Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, securities litigation, and more. 

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Healthcare Litigation
Securities Litigation


Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 1978
Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1974

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 1978
Kentucky, 1996


American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association


Phone: (615) 320-3701