Peter C. Riley

Peter C. Riley

Peter C. Riley attended the University of Iowa, graduating from its College of Business Administration in 1976. He then sat for and passed the May 1976 CPA Examination. He began his legal studies at the University of Iowa College of Law in 1977 and graduated in 1980.
Areas of Practice:
Peter C. Riley is engaged in all facets of trial practice including commercial, corporate, real estate and probate litigation, in addition to personal injury litigation. During the farm crisis in Iowa in the 1980s, he began actively representing farm debtors and was a leader in the development of lender liability law in Iowa. See for example Peterson v. First National Bank of Iowa, 392 N.W.2d 158 (Iowa App. 1986) and Graber v. District Court, 410 N.W.2d 224 (Iowa 1987).
Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992

Education:

  • Degree:Juris Doctor, University of Iowa College of Law, 1980
  • Degree:B.B.A., University of Iowa College of Business Administration, Iowa City, Iowa 1976
  • Major:Accounting
  • Major:Financial Management

Representative Cases:

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Limited Liability Companies in Iowa, National Business Institute, Inc., 1996
  • Rapid-Fire!, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • Choice of Business Entity in Iowa: How to Do it Right, National Business Institute, 1997
  • Basic Estate Administration for the Iowa Paralegal, National Business Institute, Inc., 2000
  • Limited Liability Companies in Iowa, National Business Institute, Inc., 2000
  • Private Seminar for Governor of Iowa, CLE, 2001

Honors and Awards:

  • CPA Certificate, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1986 – Present
  • Member, Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member, American Association for Justice

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Sigma Chi

Birth Information:

  • 1954, Selma, Alabama

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