Riney & Mayfield LLP

Riney & Mayfield LLP

RINEY & MAYFIELD specializes in civil trial and appellate law. We aggressively represent clients faced with different types of disputes.

Firm Overview

Our attorneys are experienced in handling cases involving appellate matters, commercial litigation, employment, healthcare / medical malpractice, oil and gas, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, and transportation litigation, and rapid response emergencies.

Our attorneys are actively involved in multiple professional organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel, various committees and sections of the State Bar of Texas, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association. Our attorneys are frequent speakers at continuing legal education events.

RINEY & MAYFIELD attorneys are also active in numerous civic organizations in the Amarillo area.
Main Office
Main Office
320 S. Polk Street, Suite 600
Amarillo  TX  79101
  • 806-468-3200
Medical Malpractice
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing hospitals, physicians, nurses, blood banks, and manufacturers of pharmaceutical products.
We have also been involved in medical peer review proceedings, including medical staff hearings and litigation arising out of action taken in medical peer review proceedings.

Thomas C. Riney

Experience:Commercial Litigation, Oil & Gas/Energy Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Healthcare Related Litigation and Arbitration

Admitted:1976, Texas

Law School:University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1976: Member, Board of Editors, Oklahoma Law Review, 1974-1976; Phi Delta Phi

College:University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1972

Biography:Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Board Certified, Civil Trial Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization); American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate, President, West Texas Chapter, 1991-1992)

Texas Association of Defense Counsel (President,1997-1998); Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee (2006-); State Bar of Texas (Director, 2012-); Amarillo Area Bar Association (President, 2005-2006); Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee (2006-); Chairman, Committee of the Administration of the Rules of Evidence,(1991-1993); Member, Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee (2006-2012); Defense Research Institute; American Health Lawyers Association; Sustaining Life Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation; International Association of Defense Counsel; Course Director, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course,(2009); Member, Court Administration Task Force, 2008; President, Serra Club of Amarillo, (President, 20092010)

Born:Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Licensing:Supreme Court of Texas; United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, Western District of Oklahoma

Mr. Riney has practiced civil trial law in Amarillo for over 30 years. His practice includes general civil litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability, products liability and healthcare related litigation. Tom was named one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state for the seventh time by Texas Monthly magazine and has been selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America". He was also named "Outstanding Defense Bar Leader in the Country" by Defense Research Institute. A profile by the Texas Lawyer on the practice of law in Amarillo reported its survey of lawyers in Amarillo indicated Tom was "the defense lawyer to call for a bet the company case," and is considered "very tough, thorough and always well prepared". A frequent author and lecturer, Tom has given over 60 presentations to lawyers on civil trial matters in continuing legal education seminars.

Tom has been married to his wife Sandy for over 40 years. They have two sons and four grandchildren. Tom has been active in the Amarillo community having served as President of the Amarillo area council of the Boy Scouts of America, President of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, President of the Coffee Memorial Blood Center, Chair of the Board of Governors of Northwest Texas Healthcare System, and has served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Service.
  • University of Oklahoma
    Juris Doctorate , 1976