Thomas J. "Tom" Riley

Thomas J. "Tom" Riley

Tobin, Carberry, O'Malley, Riley & Selinger, P.C.

Recognized since 2001

New London, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

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Prior to joining the firm in 1986, Tom served as a trial attorney in the Land and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He has handled numerous employment matters before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and before both the State and Federal Departments of Labor. He has also litigated before other State and Federal agencies, including the Supreme and Superior Courts of the State of Connecticut and the Federal courts.Tom has represented clients in a wide variety of other complex litigation matters, including appeals, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Court, and the Connecticut Supreme, Appellate and Superior Courts and before agencies, such as the Connecticut Department of Social services, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Contact & Links
  • 43 Broad Street
    P.O. Box 58
    New London, CT 06320-0058
  • College of the Holy Cross, B A, graduated 1974
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, Connecticut Bar
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association - Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association - Member
  • New London County Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Connecticut Superior Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Individuals
Special Focus:
  • Individuals
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Inducted as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2012
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers under the primary practice areas of Employment & Labor, General Litigation and Appellate, from 2006-2016
  • Tom was included in the 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in America for his work in
  • Employment Law – Individuals. He has been selected in this category each year since 1995.


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