Meet the Team

Tom Riley founded the Tom Riley Law Firm in 1980. The mission of the firm is to seek justice for those who have been injured or damaged by the wrongful acts of others. Over the years, the Tom Riley Law Firm has represented thousands of clients and obtained more than $350,000,000 in recoveries on their behalf.

Hugh 2018

Hugh G. Albrecht

Hugh G. Albrecht has been practicing law since 1980 and has been with the Tom Riley Law Firm since 1982. Mr. Albrecht received undergraduate degrees in Industrial Administration and Economics from Iowa State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Areas Of Practice:
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Professional Negligence/Malpractice
Elder Abuse/Neglect/Nursing Home Liability


Patrick 2018

Patrick Riley

Patrick Riley graduated from The University of Iowa College of Law in May 2015. After sitting for and passing the Iowa Bar Exam in July 2015, Patrick joined Viner Law Firm where he practiced Family Law and Criminal Defense. Patrick joined the Tom Riley Law Firm in March 2016 and has been practicing in a variety of areas.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury

Professional Negligence/Malpractice

Unemployment Claims

Probate and Real Estate Litigation

Criminal Defense

Family Law


Peter 2018

Peter Riley

Peter C. Riley attended the University of Iowa, graduating from its College of Business Administration in 1976. He then sat for and passed the May 1976 CPA Examination. He began his legal studies at the University of Iowa College of Law in 1977 and graduated in 1980.

Areas of Practice:

Peter C. Riley is engaged in all facets of trial practice including commercial, corporate, real estate and probate litigation, in addition to personal injury litigation. During the farm crisis in Iowa in the 1980s, he began actively representing farm debtors and was a leader in the development of lender liability law in Iowa.


Sara 2018

Sara Riley

Sara Riley graduated from Drake University Law School in December 1985. After sitting for and passing the Iowa Bar Exam in January 1986, Sara joined the Tom Riley Law Firm.

Since 1986, Sara has represented clients who have suffered personal injuries, who have been injured as a result of medical negligence, have been subjected to discrimination in employment and whose civil rights have been violated. Sara has tried cases in both federal and state courts in Iowa. When necessary, Sara has successfully appealed cases on behalf of her clients to the Iowa Supreme Court. Sara enjoys the practice of law as it allows her to help her clients correct injustices.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Workers’ Compensation

Professional Negligence/Malpractice

Employment Discrimination

Civil Rights Law


Weston 2018

James K. Weston II

Jim is a board-certified civil trial lawyer. He has practiced with the Tom Riley Law Firm since graduating from law school in 1996. In addition to his trial practice, Jim regularly speaks to lawyers’ groups on litigation and trial issues, insurance law, and other subjects.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Professional Negligence/Malpractice

Commercial Litigation

General Civil Litigation


Our Approach

Making you and your family whole again is our goal at the Tom Riley Law Firm. We believe that knowledge, experience, and diligence lead to successful outcomes in any contested case, be it workers compensation or personal injury and wrongful death occurring outside the workplace, such as: car accidents, dram shop actions (where a bar or restaurant serves a customer to the point of legal intoxication), medical malpractice, defective products, construction accidents, premises liability (e.g., slip and falls based on failure to provide a safe place to walk or play), or any other type of preventable injury or death.

Our Story

Our law firm consists of five partners and one associate, as well as a highly experienced support staff of paralegals, legal secretaries, and other necessary office personnel. The five partners have practiced together in this law firm for 20 to 35 years. While we very much enjoy the company and friendship of one another, more important to our clients is the fact that each of us values our partners’ knowledge and experience in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation. We know that our partners are accessible and knowledgeable sounding boards on numerous issues that can arise in the course of representing a client or advising a prospective client of the firm. The collective knowledge and experience of our colleagues in the firm on virtually any matter that might develop in the representation of a client is an invaluable resource that we do not hesitate to use throughout the representation of our clients, from the moment they visit our office until their case is resolved.