Biography

Riley F. Tunnell is an associate attorney focusing on professional liability matters involving lawyers, engineers, architects, construction workers, real estate brokers, insurance agents, accountants, and other professional clients.

Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Riley worked as an associate in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights section of a commercial litigation firm. He predominately worked in bankruptcies representing creditors ranging from mom-and-pop landlords and automobile dealerships to sophisticated lenders and a Fortune 500 bank. He represented eight international and domestic jewelry and garment manufacturers in In re Neiman Marcus LTD LLC. Riley also represented individuals and entities in various consumer law matters including violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). He also advised a client regarding marketing strategies to avoid violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 

While in law school, Riley was a member of the alternative dispute resolution team. He was also a student attorney and research assistant in the Center for Legal and Social Justice’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic where he represented individuals seeking asylum and release from immigration detention centers. From this experience, he learned the seriousness of judicial outcomes and the requisite empathy needed to effectively represent his clients.  When he is not in the office, he enjoys the outdoors and art museums.

Education

  • University of North Texas  (B.B.A., 2011)
    • Marketing Major, History Minor
  • St. Mary's University School of Law  (J.D., 2019)
    • cum laude
    • Editor in Chief of the Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice, Volume 21

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2019

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Texas, 2019
  • Northern District of Texas, 2020
  • Southern District of Texas, 2020
  • Western District of Texas, 2020

Professional and Community Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association