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A sixth generation Texan and Deep East Texas native, Jordan Riley has practiced law in the Rio Grande Valley and in Houston for more than 10 years.  He studied architecture at the University of Texas at Austin before pursuing and receiving his law degree in Fort Worth at what is now the Texas A&M University School of Law.  Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas in 2008, his areas of practice include business disputes, consumer protections, insurance claims, and also interstate and international family law matters.  Mr. Riley is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  Representative cases include:

 

  1. In re A.B.G., No. 09-11-00083-CV, 2013 WL 257311 (Tex. App.—Beaumont Jan. 24, 2013) (where in violation of Mexican law a child was secretly born in Texas and hidden there from the father, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding jurisdiction and denying a petition for his return, but the evidence was sufficient for the jury’s award of primary managing conservatorship to the father, with geographic restrictions to Mexico).
  2. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Smuck, et al., No. 02-10-00289-CV, 2013 WL 4033622 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Aug. 8, 2013) (where a collateral agreement imposed recourse liability on individuals for damages from non-recourse carve-outs, a default judgment against the defunct borrower for waste, but in the full recourse amount, did not trigger the individuals’ liability, because the lender did not introduce evidence of waste damages, and the agreement was not a guaranty).
  3. In re S.J.O.B.G., 292 S.W.3d 764 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2009) (where a child had lived two years in Norway but her mother did not know of the father’s intent to divorce her before she and the child departed Hawaii, without independent means, the evidence was sufficient to support a finding that Norway was not the child’s).
Practice areas
  • Business Disputes
  • Consumer Protection
  • Fraud
  • Insurance Claims
  • International Family Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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