Ken Riley

Ken Riley

  • Education

    • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • B.S., University of Alabama

  • Areas of Practice

    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
    • Car Accidents
    • Birth Injuries

Ken Riley was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama. After obtaining his business degree at the University of Alabama, Mr. Riley went on to complete his legal studies at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

One of Mr. Riley’s strengths as a plaintiff’s attorney is his ability to relate to people from all walks of life, a characteristic that comes naturally from his small-town upbringing. Having had first-hand experience with a family member involved in a life-threatening car accident, Mr. Riley understands the physical, emotional and financial issues families involved in a serious injury experience. That experience was instrumental in establishing the way he pursues personal injury cases and reinforced his belief that a client’s needs should always be considered when determining the best course of action for a particular claim.

For over fifteen years, Mr. Riley has dedicated his law practice to helping injured victims obtain fair and just settlements and verdicts. With a self-described “love of trying cases”, Mr. Riley believes his most important role as a plaintiff’s attorney is to follow a course of action that results in the best overall outcomes for clients. Mr. Riley tailors his practice to not only focus on people involved in catastrophic accidents, but also those injured by defective medical devices, child-related accidents, as well as victims of nursing home abuse.

Mr. Riley is perennially recognized as a Super Lawyer, a national peer nominated publication that names the best attorneys across all 50 states, in the area of Personal Injury Litigation. He has acheived an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by his peers. He is also recognized by Birmingham Magazine as one of Birmingham’s “Top Attorneys,” and has received multiple multi-million dollar settlements for his clients. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Riley and his law partner, Kirby Farris, host a legal call in show, LawCall, every Sunday night on Fox 6 WBRC at 10:30 p.m. LawCall features guest attorneys from across the state of Alabama, and answers live call-in questions on all areas of the law.

Mr. Riley currently resides in Birmingham with his wife, Melanie, and their sons, Evans and John Harold.

  • Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Alabama Supreme Court
    • US District Court – Northern District of Alabama
    • US District Court – Middle District of Alabama
    • US District Court – Southern District of Alabama

  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Co-chair of the Diversity/Inclusivity Committee (2015)
    • American Bar Association
    • Alabama State Bar Association
    • Disciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee 2009-2010
    • Alabama Association for Justice
    • American Association for Justice
    • President (2016-2017), President Elect (2015-2016), 1st Vice President (2014-2015), Chairman of the Governance and Board Development Committee (2011-2012), Treasurer 2011-2012, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Former Chairman of the Emerging Leaders, Champion of Justice
    • Member of Public Affairs Committee 2010-present, Former State Delegate

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