Patricia E. Riley



Phi Kappa Phi. Member, Board of Editors and Assistant Comments Editor, Washburn Law Journal, 1976-1977. Elected, Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission, 2003-2007, 2007- 2011. Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Listed in "Kansas City's Top Lawyers", 2010- present; Ranked by "U.S. News & World Reports" and "Best Lawyers of America" for inclusion in "Best Law Firms" for 2010, 2011, 2012, with "Tier One" rankings in Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management), Personal Injury Law (Defendants) and Products Liability Law (Defendants). Published article, Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, "Merit Selection: The Workings of the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission", Vol. XVII, No.3, Spring 2008.

Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Discrimination
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Labor & Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
785-380-3834  Phone
785-233-0593  Phone
785-233-8870  Fax
University Attended:
Washburn University of Topeka, B.Ed., 1971; Southern Methodist University
Law School Attended:
Washburn University of Topeka, J.D., cum laude, 1976
Year of First Admission:
1977, Kansas; 2010, Missouri; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Member: Topeka, Kansas and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar Association; Defense Research Institute, Inc.; Kansas Association of Defense Counsel; Women Attorneys Association of Topeka; Kansas Women Attorneys Association.
Birth Information:
Corpus Christi, Texas
Reported Cases:
Penry v. Fed. Home Loan Bank of Topeka, et al., 155 F.3d 1257 (10th Cir.1998); Thomas v. Board of Ed., et al., 177 F.R.D. 488 (D. Kan. 1997); Gillum v. Fed. Home Loan Bank of Topeka, et al., 970 F. Supp. 843 (D. Kan. 1997); Zhu v. Federal Housing Finance Board, 389 F.Supp.2d 1253 (D.Kan. 2005); Almond v. Unified School District No. 501, 749 F.Supp.2d 1176 (D.Kan. 2010) aff'd 665 F.3d 1174 (10th Cir. 2011); Metzler v. Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, 464 F.3d 1164 (10th Cir. 2006).
Hobbies & interests:
Reading, hiking, snorkeling
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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