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Steven E. "Tim" Riley, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Erie, PA

Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler
17 West Tenth Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-453-3343
Fax: 814-455-1572
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded trial attorney, Steven E. "Tim" Riley Jr. is a partner at Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving defective products, medical malpractice, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Riley has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1991, and he has obtained numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients.

As an indication of the esteem in which he is held by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Riley is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. A former president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, he was the 2011 recipient of that organization's annual Milton D. Rosenberg Award on the basis of his leadership qualities and devotion to victims of negligence. Mr. Riley has served on the board of governors of both the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Active in his community as well, he has been a member of the board of directors of Erie Independence House, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes independence for people with disabilities through the provision of affordable and accessible housing.

Mr. Riley received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. He subsequently was awarded his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1978. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Riley is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Steven E. "Tim" Riley, Jr.

First Admitted: 1978, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate
  • American Inn of Court, Master
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Merit Selection Committee for Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy, Western District of Pennsylvania, Chairman
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Past President
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PATLA), Past President
  • Hearing Panel 4.06, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Former Chairman
  • U.S. District Court, 1978
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), Member, Board of Governors
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Co-Vice Chair, Judicial Evaluation Commission


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2013
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2017
  • Omicron Delta Kappa fraternity
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award, 2015
  • Erie County Bar Association President's Award, 2000
  • The Pennsylvania Association for Justice Milton D. Rosenberg Award, 2011
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association President's Award, 2005
  • Phi Eta Sigma fraternity

Educational Background

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. magna cum laude, 1975

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Civil Pretrial Advocacy, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association Accredited Organization
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association Accredited Organization, 1991, 1991
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Office Location for Steven E. "Tim" Riley, Jr.

17 West Tenth Street
Erie, PA 16501

Phone: 814-453-3343

Fax: 814-455-1572

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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