Overview

Bria Riley is an associate attorney who focuses her practice on insurance and civil litigation. Because Bria comes from a military family, she grew up in many different places before settling in Arlington, Texas, where she graduated high school. Upon graduation, Bria pursued a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston and graduated cum laude. Thereafter, Bria attended law school at the UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. While in law school, Bria became the first African-American female Student Bar Association President, externed with judges at both the local and federal level, and gained client relations skills while serving at the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic.

Bria was also a member of the Moot Court Honors Council and Trial Advocacy teams, which afforded her an opportunity to win several individual awards. Upon graduating in the top 15% of her law school class, Bria became one of two students to accept and complete a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Hal R. Ray, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

Publications

America’s Mass Shooting Problem: The History, Myths, and Hip-Hop’s Invaluable Contribution to
Mass Shooting Prevention, N.C. Cent. L. Rev. (Spring 2019)

Professional Affiliations

The State Bar of Texas

Past Employment

U.S District Court of the Northern District of Texas

Practice Areas
Education
  • The John Marshall Law School
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honor: Cum Laude, With Honors, With Distinction
  • University of Houston - Main
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Major: Political Science
    • Honor: Cum Laude, With Honors, With Distinction
Bar Admission
  • Texas
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