Hardin Thompson PC
Steven A. Riley

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense Litigation 95%
  • Employment Litigation 5%


Mr. Riley is an experienced litigation attorney and is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the New Jersey Supreme Court. He focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation and has conducted jury trials, bench trials, private contractual mediations, and private and court mandated arbitrations in addition to preparing and arguing discovery and dispositive motions, conducting and defending depositions and preparing and responding to other litigation discovery. Mr. Riley has experience with a broad range of cases including: product liability, toxic tort, premises liability, construction defense, asbestos defense, Dram Shop defense, auto liability, UM/UIM defense, defamation, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contract litigation, unemployment compensation and commercial contracts actions. Mr. Riley has also acted as an arbitrator in several jurisdictions in Pennsylvania. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Riley has represented professional athletes in playing contract and endorsement contract negotiations and has represented an IT company drafting and negotiating technology, consulting and software licensing contracts. Mr. Riley has a Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from George Mason University.


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1985
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • New Jersey, 1987

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chester County Cares, Board Member and President of the Board, 1999 to 2006
  • American Red Cross, Chester County Advisory Board/Red Cross Cup Golf Fundraiser, 2000 to 2005

Past Positions

  • McCormick & Priore, P.C, Associate, 2014 to 2022
  • SunGard Availability Services, Corporate Counsel, 2007 to 2012