Brian P. Riley

Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar, 2010
  • Ohio State Bar, 2000


Professional Experience

Brian decided to pursue a career in the practice of law after taking an introductory law class in high school, followed by an internship with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in college. “I was hooked after seeing and spending time in the Hall of Justice here in Rochester,” said Brian, “and I knew that I wanted to pursue law as a career because of how it plays a part in everyday life and through all industries.” Brian soon recognized the impact that his work has upon his clients. “Every decision I make or strategy I implement on behalf of a client can affect their livelihood or well-being for years to come, so I take my work very seriously every day.”

After attending law school, Brian was employed as a litigator with the law firm of Weston Hurd, LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. He returned in 2010 to Rochester where he was born and raised. “I enjoyed my time in Ohio, but, in the end, Rochester is my home and I am proud to be back.”



  • State University of New York at Brockport, B.S., Criminal Justice/Political Science, cum laude, 1996
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2000


Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 2014


Professional and Civic Activities

  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, 2016-Present
  • Legislative Relations Committee Chairman, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, 2008-2010
  • President, Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, 2009-2010
  • Editor-In-Chief, Cleveland State Law Review, 1999-2000
  • Associate Editor, Cleveland State Law Review, 1998-1999


Speaking Engagements

  • Non-Profit Liability and Fundraising Issues, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, 2015
  • The Workplace Investigative Process, Cleveland Council of Smaller Enterprises, Small Business Workshop, 2009-2010
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Cleveland City Council, 2008


Personal Info/Hobbies/Interests

Brian resides in the Town of Greece with his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Natalie and Ian. Brian enjoys spending time with his family, running and sports.