Thomas C. Riney

Thomas C. Riney: Attorney with Riney & Mayfield LLP

Biography

Mr. Riney has practiced civil trial law in Amarillo for over 30 years. He is board certified in Civil Trial Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. His practice includes general civil litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability, products liability, healthcare related litigation and arbitration.

Tom was named as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in the state for the seventh time in 2013 in Texas Monthly magazine by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) and has been selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward White, Inc.). He was also named “Outstanding Defense Bar Leader in the Country” by Defense Research Institute.

A profile by the Texas Lawyer (American Lawyer Media) on the practice of law in Amarillo reported its survey of lawyers in Amarillo indicated Tom was “the defense lawyer to call for a bet the company case,” and is considered “very tough, thorough and always well prepared”.

A frequent author and lecturer, Tom has given nearly 100 presentations to lawyers on civil trial matters in continuing legal education seminars.

Tom has been married to his wife Sandy for over 40 years. They have two sons and five grandchildren.

Tom has been active in the Amarillo community having served as President of the Amarillo area council of the Boy Scouts of America, President of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, President of the Coffee Memorial Blood Center, Chair of the Board of Governors of Northwest Texas Healthcare System, and has served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Service.

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate; President, West Texas Chapter, 1991-1992); American Health Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute (Life Fellow); Texas Bar Foundation (Member, Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2006-); American Bar Foundation.

(Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
806-468-3200  Phone
806-376-4509  Fax
www.rineymayfield.com
Mailing Address:
Maxor Building, 320 S. Polk Street, Suite 600, Amarillo 79101
University Attended:
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1976
Year of First admission:
1976
Admission:
1976, Texas
Memberships:
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Texas Association of Defense Council (President 1997-1998); State Bar of Texas (Director, 2012-2015); Chairman, Committee of the Administration of the Rules of Evidence, 1991-1993; Member: Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee, 2007-2012); Amarillo Area Bar Association (President, 2005-2006); American Bar Association.
Certifications:
(Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board Of Legal Specialization)
ISLN:
902131147

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (30)
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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/26/17 in Civil Litigation on 04/26/17

    I have known Thomas C. Riney for 30+ years. We have represented co-parties and opposing parties on numerous occasions. He is an exceptional attorney.

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    I have known Thomas C. Riney for 30+ years. We have represented co-parties and opposing parties on numerous occasions. He is an exceptional attorney.

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 04/19/17 in Civil Litigation on 04/19/17

    I know Tom well and have worked with him on cases. He is one of the best defense lawyers sin Texas.

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    I know Tom well and have worked with him on cases. He is one of the best defense lawyers sin Texas.

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/19/17 in Civil Litigation on 04/19/17

    probably the best trial lawyer in Amarillo if not all of West Texas; deserves the highest possible rating

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    probably the best trial lawyer in Amarillo if not all of West Texas; deserves the highest possible rating

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    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/19/17 in Products Liability on 04/19/17

    One of the top litigators in West Texas 0

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 04/17/17 in Civil Litigation on 04/17/17

    Always prepared. Excellent advocate. Highly respectful to all attorneys and parties.

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    Always prepared. Excellent advocate. Highly respectful to all attorneys and parties.

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 04/11/17 in Civil Litigation on 04/11/17

    Tom has a state-wide reputation as a great trial lawyer capable of trying any case. Moreover, he gives back both to his community and to his profession.

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    Tom has a state-wide reputation as a great trial lawyer capable of trying any case. Moreover, he gives back both to his community and to his profession.

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/11/17 in Civil Litigation on 04/11/17

    tom Riney is perhaps the best trial lawyer in the Texas Panhandle

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    tom Riney is perhaps the best trial lawyer in the Texas Panhandle

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/11/11 in Litigation on 04/11/11

    Mr. Riney is an exceptional lawyer in all respects. I have been associated with him as co-counsel and opposing counsel over the past 238 years and he is second to none -...

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    Mr. Riney is an exceptional lawyer in all respects. I have been associated with him as co-counsel and opposing counsel over the past 238 years and he is second to none - the best of the best.

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/11/11 in Litigation on 04/11/11

    Tom is a great lawyer.

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    Tom is a great lawyer.

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 03/31/11 in Civil Litigation on 03/31/11

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  • 5.0/5.0 (4)
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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 on 04/21/17 on 04/21/17

    Tom Riney is an outstanding individual and excellent lawyer. His work during the deposition of our case is what turned the case around in our favor which we ultimately w...

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    Tom Riney is an outstanding individual and excellent lawyer. His work during the deposition of our case is what turned the case around in our favor which we ultimately won.

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  • Thomas C. Riney

    5.0/5.0 on 04/12/17 on 04/12/17

    Great job of representing us fairly and professionally.

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    Great job of representing us fairly and professionally.

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    5.0/5.0 on 04/10/17 on 04/10/17

    probably the best attorney I have ever known-very knowledgeable and very agressive-I would recommend him to anyone,he does not leave any rock unturned

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    probably the best attorney I have ever known-very knowledgeable and very agressive-I would recommend him to anyone,he does not leave any rock unturned

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