JD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
BA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990 with highest honors
As a founding partner of Thompson & Reilley, P.C., which focuses on the litigation of civil actions in state and federal court in all types of cases. Steven S. Reilly has a wide range of experience in representing individuals, corporations, and carriers in courts across Texas. Mr. Reilley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he served as an assistant editor for the Texas International Law Journal. He also attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate and obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors (Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies). Mr. Reilley obtained bilingual status in Spanish on the U.S. Foreign Service style exam after completing studies at Proyecto Linguistico Francisco Marroquin in Antigua, Guatemala. Mr. Reilley is certified as a mediator, and frequently volunteers his services.
Mr. Reilley's legal practice initially focused on Maritime and Admiralty litigation; however, in 1997 with the founding of Thompson & Reilley, P.C., his legal practice broadened to include commercial litigation, trial of personal injury claims (including automobile and premises liability suits), insurance coverage disputes, product liability claims, contract matters, business disputes, and collection matters. Mr. Reilley frequently prepares papers, courses, and presentations for Continuing Education programs. Mr. Reilley is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts, the Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Reilley volunteers regularly in the community including fund-raising for the Houston Area Women's Center. He volunteers his legal services to the Houston Volunteer Lawyer Program, the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, and to victims of Hurricane Ike. In 2009, H Magazine named him as a "Lawyer for the People." In 2008, the State Bar of Texas inducted him into the Pro Bono College of the State Bar for "outstanding contributions in the delivery of legal services to low-income Texans." Mr. Reilley is "AV" rated by his peers, which indicates the highest rating of skill and integrity.