Tracy Riley, Esquire is a partner and a co-founder of the Law Offices of Riley and Riley. Ms. Riley is a seasoned trial lawyer with an impressive jury verdict record. Her practice focuses on litigating civil and criminal matters.
What separates Ms. Riley from other lawyers is her uncompromising work ethic. She earns her clients' confidence and trust by providing consistent and reliable legal advice through every stage of the litigation. She is always accessible to be reached by her clients no matter how busy the practice might be.
Ms. Riley defends employers and boards in every aspect of employment-based litigation. Currently, the firm provides counsel to public schools throughout New Jersey. This includes assisting the clients with daily decision making with regards to all aspects of special education, student issues, labor and employment, section 504 policies, as well as, construction litigation and school contract negotiation. The law firm was appointed as Solicitor for the Atlantic City School District. Ms. Riley is the attorney primarily responsible in carrying out the duties of the position. This representation includes attending Board meetings, civil litigation, due process hearings, contract negotiations, and personnel matters.
Ms. Riley has served as an adjunct professor at Widener University School of Law, where she taught Pre-Trial Methods, Advanced Forensic Evidence and Intensive Trial Advocacy. She has been recognized by other female lawyers as a leader and a champion of women’s rights. For that, she was awarded the distinguished Alice Paul Equality Award.
For more than a decade, Ms. Riley has represented law enforcement officers and towns in defending excessive force litigation matters. She frequently appears in Federal Court and successfully tries matters to jury verdicts. Ms. Riley is a trial attorney handling litigations matters for the City of Atlantic City. The cases deal with Civil Rights Actions, Equal Employment Opportunity claims, Section 1983 Actions, CEPA claims, workplace discrimination, excessive force claims, K9 apprehensions, slip and fall, and automobile accidents. In November 2011, Ms. Riley received an award of legal fees for frivolous litigation filed against two Atlantic City Police Officers in the amount of $27,680.00.
Ms. Riley has served in various positions before and after becoming an attorney. In 2006, Ms. Riley was elected to the position of councilwoman for the Township of Mount Laurel. This is a significant achievement because, in twenty-two years, she was the first liberal candidate elected in the town. On January 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed Tracy to the District IIIB Ethics Committee where she served for approximately two years. Ms. Riley has also served as the Public Defender for Delran Township and Westampton Township.
Ms. Riley provides pro bono services for domestic violence victims for the Combined Mega Base of Fort Dix, McGuire and Lakehurst.
She received her law degree from Widener University School of Law and her B.A. degree from Thomas Edison State College.
Ms. Riley is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal District Court of New Jersey.
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