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(346) 576-8806

Email:
sreilley@bluewilliams.com

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Practice Areas

Admiralty/Maritime Law
Automobile/Trucking
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Mediation
Personal/Commercial Property & Casualty Litigation
Products Liability

Community Involvement





Steven S. Reilley

Partner

Attorney Brief

Steve Reilley joined Blue Williams in 2021 as a partner in the Houston office, where he represents 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 he frequently volunteers his services. Mr. Reilley founded Thompson & Reilley, P.C. in 1997, where he successfully represented clients as lead counsel in thousands of cases, and his practice continues to grow following the merger with Blue Williams. Mr. Reilley focuses on general civil defense litigation, including insurance defense, property and casualty litigation, business disputes and advisory work. 

Mr. Reilley is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is licensed in all Texas state courts. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Education

JD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
BA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990 with highest honors 

Narrative

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 trucking, 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 Hurricanes Ike and Harvey.  

Awards and Recognition

Mr. Reilley is “AV” rated by his peers, which indicates the highest rating of skill and integrity 

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.”  

Bars, Courts, and Professional Affiliations

Mr. Reilley is a member of the Houston and Texas Bar Associations, as well as the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.