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)