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Patrick Riley

Patrick is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and currently serves as a valued member of the
civil and appellate litigation practices at DPBC.

Raised in Thompson’s Station, Patrick graduated from Independence High School and later the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, was named to the Dean’s List, and participated on the UTC Cycling Team. He has recently been named an assistant editor of Appellate Advocacy: A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee, a publication of the Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee.

Discovering his passion for analyzing complex topics, Patrick returned to Nashville where he attended Belmont Law. He dedicated himself both in and out of the classroom and graduated in the top 10% of his class and was named to the Dean’s List. During his first year of law school, Patrick worked as a research assistant for Professor Jeffrey Usman, researching Tennessee Constitutional topics. Patrick also served as a Notes Editor on the Belmont Law Review and as President of the Board of Advocates. With strong advocacy skills, Patrick participated as a member of the National Moot Court Team at Belmont Law and became a semi-finalist in the 2016 Dean’s Cup Oral Argument Tournament. 

Prior to joining DPBC, Patrick gained experience as an intern for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Nashville and as an intern for the Honorable Judge W. Neal McBrayer on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. After graduating from law school, he returned to the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office to become an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division after previously serving as a law clerk in the Environmental Division and the Medicaid Fraud and Integrity Division. 

In his free time, Patrick enjoys exploring the outdoors, riding motorcycles, backpacking, and baking pretzels.

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