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The Law Office of Tim Riley

Attorney Tim Riley, Licensed in California & New York  |  Over 40 Years Experience                                                Located in San Diego County, Carlsbad, California   


We Specialize

In Serious Personal Injury


And Wrongful Death Cases


Free Personal Injury Phone Consultation







Keeping Our Environment Safe



We Also Provide CLE Courses




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Law Office of Tim Riley

By Appointment Only


7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 104-413

Carlsbad, CA 92011

7303 Santa Barbara St.

Carlsbad, CA 92011




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We Care   We Listen   We Get Results






Representing the Injured Since 1983




















FOX Airs Tim Riley's Safety Concerns 


Law Office of Tim Riley Provides Continuing

Legal  Education  for  Attorneys  Nationwide


















NBC Airs Tim Riley's Safety Concerns





Tim Riley's Film  Exposes Safety Hazard

An Official Selection Malibu Film Festival

















About Attorney Tim Riley

Carlsbad Personal Injury Attorney Tim Riley specializes in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases including brain damage, birth injury, spinal chord injury, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, train accidents, plane crashes, bus accidents, jogging accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, freeway accidents, dog bites attacks, trip & fall accidents and slip & fall accidents resulting in very severe injuries.

He has been practicing personal injury law for more than 39 years, and is admitted to practice law in California, New York and US Supreme Court.

He Has Been Recognized Locally:

Carlsbad Personal Injury Attorney Tim Riley has consistently received the highest ratings from, recognizing him as one of the 'Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Carlsbad' and 'Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Carlsbad' and 'Best Car Accident Lawyers in Carlsbad'.    

He Has Been Recognized Nationally:


Carlsbad Personal Injury Attorney Tim Riley has the highest personal injury lawyer AVVO Rating '10.0 Superb'; and was selected as 'Top 100 Trial Lawyers' for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022; and TOP 10 Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers 2021; and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum 'The Top Trial Lawyers in America'.

He is also a speaker, lecturer, and provides continuing legal education courses for attorneys nation wide; and is a Certified Continuing Legal Education Course Provider by The California State Bar Association.

Adjunct Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

After winning the largest jury verdict in U.S. history for a medical malpractice wrongful death action in 1985, Tim Riley was appointed Adjunct Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Tim Riley is Admitted to Practice Law in California, New York & U.S. Supreme Court

Admitted New York, 1983

Admitted California, 1984

Admitted Federal Court Southern District NY, 1983

Admitted Federal Court Central District CA, 1985

Admitted Federal Court Northern District CA, 1997

Admitted United States Supreme Court, 1999

Tim Riley Provides Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys

The Law Office of Tim Riley is a Certified Specialist 'MCLE Provider' certified by The California State Bar Association; and provides continuing legal education courses for attorneys nation wide.

Tim Riley is a Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 'The Top Trial Lawyers in America' since 1997

Tim Riley co-authored Chapter 9, Volume 1, Forensic Sciences, edited by Cyril Wecht; published by Matthew Bender

Tim Riley was nominated for the Litigator Award by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, 2014

Tim Riley produced and directed the film, The Risks & Danger of LNG, an Official Selection - Malibu Film Festival

Tim Riley received his Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree, with Distinction, from Pace University, 1979

Tim Riley received his Juris Doctor Degree from Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University,1982



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What Clients Say About Attorney Tim Riley

  Tim Riley is an excellent attorney - I highly recommend him.

Most importantly, he got me excellent results in two separate cases. He listens, he is kind, he is competent, and very professional. He is an outstanding lawyer, and he is an honor to his profession. I highly recommend attorney Tim Riley.  Client Kathleen R.

  Tim Riley is an outstanding lawyer - brilliant - ethical - and gets great results.

He is honest and straightforward, and has always been available when I need to speak with him. He is very patient and he listens. He is very meticulous, very professional, and he gets great results. I have referred several people to him, so naturally, I do recommend this lawyer very highly. Client Mara M.

  Tim Riley Gets Great Results.

I am a retired chiropractor, and have met and worked with many lawyers during my 27 years in practice, and Mr. Riley is the only attorney that I would recommend. He stands head and shoulders above other lawyers. He is so outstanding, that I engaged him as my own personal attorney. I believe people want an attorney who is accessible, caring, ethical, powerful and gets great results, and that’s why I highly recommend Tim Riley. Client Dr. Richard G.


What Lawyers & Judges Say About San Diego County Attorney Tim Riley

The following quotes are from the Los Angeles Daily Journal's Litigator Profile of Tim Riley, entitled Lawyer Finds Satisfaction Fighting for the Underdog. The law journal published Riley's profile after he won a multi-million dollar jury verdict, including punitive damages, against an insurance company for their unfair and bad faith treatment of his clients. Published Profile

California Supreme Court Justice Markus M. Kaufman, retired, described Riley as a ‘sensational, conscientious and skilled attorney.’  ‘I can't say enough about him.’  Judge Kaufman reviewed an appeal by Riley: ‘He had insight into issues that interested the court and knew how to present them.’”

David A. Van Riper of Campion, Rodolff & Van Riper, Santa Ana, a former student of Riley's at Pepperdine University School of Law, described Riley as a ‘powerful speaker.  When he talks, people listen... he is a very credible man.’  Van Riper praised Riley as ‘an excellent professor’ who is able to ‘simplify difficult and complex concepts. This probably accounts for [Riley's] success as a trial attorney.’”

Kenneth A. Maranga of Garcia, Emmons, Maranga & Morgenstern has tried several cases against Riley. He described Riley as being ‘tenacious.’ Riley ‘never lets up and is always a challenge... When you go up against him you know he is not going to miss anything.’  He also noted that Riley has the ‘rare ability in our business to be able to lock horns with someone and then have an amicable relationship afterwards.’”

Alan Gooding of Pearman & Wilson, Glendale, is a defense attorney who retained Riley to handle a personal matter. Riley ‘is an excellent trial lawyer... highly principled, ethical, charming and articulate.’  ‘He's a heck of a guy and thinks fast on his feet.’”

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More About
The Law Office of Tim Riley, San Diego County Personal Injury Law Firm

We are a Personal Injury Law Firm Representing Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases

Our Philosophy

We care. We listen. We get results.


We Represent Injured People

The Law Office of Tim Riley represents injured people who have suffered Brain injury, Spinal Chord Injury, Paralysis Injury and other serious personal injuries.


We Offer A Free Phone Consultation

We offer a free phone consultation only to potential clients who have suffered severe injuries and accidents, including Dog Bite Attack, Medical Malpractice Injury, Pedestrian Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Jogging Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Bus Accidents, Train Accidents, Plane Accidents, Car Accidents, Auto Accidents, Traffic Accidents, Freeway Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Car Wrecks; and personal assaults.


Located In Carlsbad, We Serve All Surrounding Communities

Located in Carlsbad, California, San Diego County Personal Injury Attorney Tim Riley serves all surrounding areas including: San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angles County, Ventura County and Santa Barbara County. We serve the following communities, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff, Solana, Del Mar, La Jolla, San Diego, Chula Vista, Coronado, Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Camp Pendleton, Vista, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Newport, Huntington Beach, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Los Angeles, Westwood, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Malibu, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Encino, Van Nuys, Pasadena, Glendale, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, Montecito, and Santa Barbara.

Our Addresses for the Law Office of Tim Riley 

7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 104-413, Carlsbad, CA 92011

7303 Santa Barbara St., Carlsbad, CA 92011  

By Appointment Only Call Us Now 

A Public Service

Attorney Tim Riley is Dedicated to Keeping Our Communities Safe and Clean



As a Public Service, San Diego County Lawyer Tim Riley

Provides A Free Informational LNG Website

Here are the Liquefied Natural Gas Issues Covered:

Law Office of Tim Riley Provides LNG Introduction   LNG History-Intro-LNG Accidents

Law Office of Tim Riley Provides LNG History   LNG History-Intro-LNG Accidents    

Law Office of Tim Riley Provides LNG Accidents   LNG History-Intro-LNG Accidents

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns About LNG Tanker Risks and Danger   LNG TANKERS    

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns About LNG Ignitable Vapor Clouds   Ignitable LNG Vapor Clouds   

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns LNG is a Desirable Terrorist Target   LNG Terrorist Target

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns of LNG Offshore Projects   LNG Offshore Guinea-Pig Projects  

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns LNG Safety Studies Under Fire   LNG Safety Studies Under Fire

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns About LNG Pipeline Safety Risks   LNG Pipelines  

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns About Energy Industry Corruption   Energy Industry Corruption

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns That LNG is Un-American   LNG Increases USA Dependency

Law Office of Tim Riley Provides Breaking LNG News & Calendar Events   LNG Breaking News & Calendar Alerts

Law Office of Tim Riley Details LNG Opposition Works   LNG Opposition Works

Law Office of Tim Riley Warns About LNG Environmental Concerns   LNG Environmental Concerns

Law Office of Tim Riley Provides List of Communities Targeted By LNG   FERC Map of LNG Proposals

Law Office of Tim Riley Provides List of Local Official Contacts   Contact Officials

Law Office of Tim Riley Provides Sample Anti-LNG Letter   Contact Officials


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7303 Santa Barbara St., Carlsbad, CA 92011  

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