James C. Riley (Greenwich, Connecticut)

James C. Riley

Licensed for 31 years

Practice Area: Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
203-987-6245

James C. Riley

203-987-6245

Serving Greenwich, CT view address

About James C. Riley

Editor, American Criminal Law Review, 1984-1985. Special Master, Connecticut Superior Court.

Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation

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  • 4.9/5.0 33 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
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    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 11/19/13 in Complex Commercial Litigation

    Jim Riley is one of the very best trial lawyers I have ever known. Great mind; terrific writer; tough examiner; professional & very likeable. Read more

    Jim Riley is one of the very best trial lawyers I have ever known. Great mind; terrific writer; tough examiner; professional & very likeable.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/07/13 in Business Litigation

    First rate. Excellent advocate. Professional; intelligent; insightful; ethical; courteous; pleasure to deal with, including as an adversary. Represents our highest prof... Read more

    First rate. Excellent advocate. Professional; intelligent; insightful; ethical; courteous; pleasure to deal with, including as an adversary. Represents our highest professional standards and ideals, and all the best things about our profession. A credit to our profession.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/09/13 in Complex Litigation

    Jim is a fabulous lawyer with a reputation for servicing clients well and with integrity. Read more

    Jim is a fabulous lawyer with a reputation for servicing clients well and with integrity.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/27/13 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/24/13 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/24/13 in Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 11/19/13 in Trial Practice

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/15/13 in Litigation

    excellent lawyer Read more

    excellent lawyer

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/15/13 in Civil Litigation

    Excellent lawyer. Read more

    Excellent lawyer.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/15/13 in Litigation

    I have been his adversary more than his co-counsel in cases over nearly twenty years, so I know whereof I speak Read more

    I have been his adversary more than his co-counsel in cases over nearly twenty years, so I know whereof I speak

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1985, Connecticut
      1986, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
      1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
      1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
      2007, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
      Law School Attended
      Georgetown University
      Class of 1985
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Georgetown University
      Class of 1982
      B.A.
      cum laude
      Birth Information
      Born in 1960
      New York, N.Y., 1960
      Associations & Memberships
      Connecticut Bar Association

      Fairfield County Bar Association

      Greenwich Bar Association.
      Representative Cases
      Garden Catering Hamilton Avenue, LLC v. Wally's Chicken Coop, LLC, 2014 WL 2765726 (D. Conn 2014) and 2014 WL 810821 (D. Conn. 2014)

      SBD Kitchens, LLC v. Jefferson, 2013 WL 6989409 (Conn. Super. 2013) and 2012 WL 4801368 (Conn. Super. 2012)


      Porter Capital Corporation v. Masters, Claim No. HC 12 T00556 (High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, London, Dec. 13, 2013) (expert witness testimony)


      Nowacki v. Town of New Canaan, 2013 WL 785355 (D. Conn. 2013)


      Weinberger v. Shaw, 2012 Conn. Super. LEXIS 3191 (Conn. Super. 2012)


      Citibank, N.A. v. Marholin, 2012 WL 1434901 (Conn. Super. 2012)


      McCoy v. Brown, 130 Conn. App. 702 (2011), 2011 WL 3506149 (Conn. Super. 2011), and 2010 WL 1233816 (Conn. Super. 2010)


      Mara v. Otto, 127 Conn. App. 404 (2011), 2009 WL 532202 (Conn. Super. 2009) and 2009 WL 3285075 (Conn. Super. 2009)


      Loeb v. Blue Star Jets, LLC, 2009 WL 4906538 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)


      Failla v. Kripki, 2008 WL 5216298 (Conn. Super. 2008)


      Gattegno v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, 204 F.R.D. 228 (D. Conn. 2001), 205 F.R.D. 70 (D. Conn. 2001)


      Bryan v. William M. Mercer, Inc., 76 F.Supp.2d 198 (D. Conn. 1999)


      Itoba Limited v. LEP Group PLC, 54 F.3d 118 (2d Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 516 U.S. 1044, 116 S. Ct. 702, 133 L. Ed. 2d 659 (1996)


      32 F.Supp.2d 516 (D. Conn. 1999)

      Vanacore v. Kennedy, 86 F.Supp.2d 42 (D. Conn. 1998)


      Rogen v. Memry Corp., 886 F. Supp. 393 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)


      Tuttle v. Fahnestock & Co., Inc., 1992 WL 16945 (Conn. Super. 1992).