Douglas B. Riley
Doug Riley is a cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, where he majored in Economics, Government and Legal Studies. His law degree was conferred cum laude by Tulane University School of Law in 1979. A Navy veteran, Doug was commissioned in 1978 and served on active duty from 1980-1983 as a JAG officer. He was assigned to the Naval Legal Service Office in San Diego and later to Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Upon completing his military service, Doug joined the litigation department of Miles and Stockbridge in Baltimore, where he practiced in state and federal courts until his election to the Baltimore County Council in 1990. In 1991, Doug served as chairman of the Baltimore County Council and, in 1994, was re-elected to a second term as a councilman. Keeping a campaign promise on term limits, Doug returned to the private practice of law in 1998. He joined the Baltimore firm of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP and was subsequently elected to partnership. In 2008, Doug became a partner at Treanor Pope & Hughes, P.A. His practice areas are commercial and business litigation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy law.
Doug is admitted to practice in Maryland and Massachusetts, and in the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
For more than 30 years, Doug has represented secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, landlords, and creditors’ committees in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. Doug also advises business and bank clients regarding all aspects of creditors’ rights, including workouts, reorganizations, and liquidations.
Doug has a long history of service on church and civic boards, including the Towson Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore Area Council-Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore County Public Schools Education Foundation, Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, 1000 Friends of Maryland, Rotary Club of Hunt Valley, and Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. Doug is an avid boater and member of the United States Power Squadrons.
Doug and his wife, Eileen Carr Riley, have three children, Claire, Anne and Thomas.