Douglas B. Riley

Douglas B. Riley

Of Counsel



  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation


  • Creditors' Rights
  • Administrative Law


Doug is experienced in all manner of dispute resolution, particularly in the areas of commercial and business litigation, creditors’ rights, and administrative law. For 35 years, he has tried cases and represented appellants in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Doug is admitted to practice in Maryland and Massachusetts, and in the United States District Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court.

A Navy veteran, Doug was commissioned in 1978 and served on active duty from 1980-1983 as a JAG officer.

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. Doug served as chairman of the Baltimore County Council and, in 1994, was re-elected to a second term. Keeping a campaign promise to serve but two terms, 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. In 2018, Doug brought his wealth of experience and wisdom BalwinLaw LLC.

Doug has a long history of service on civic and church boards, including the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore County Public Schools Education Foundation, Towson Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 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, live in Baltimore County.

Background & Education

  • Tulane University School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1979
  • Bowdoin College, cum laude, B.A., 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1979
  • Maryland Court of Appeals, 1983
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1984
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000
  • United States Supreme Court, 2005
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2013
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016
  • United States Tax Court, 2019


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