Sean R. Riley


Philadelphia (East), PA | Pittsburgh, PA
D 215.279.8073 | O 412.752.6100


Sean Riley has a demonstrated record of success in courtrooms throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a Partner and Office Co-Chair of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and also works in the Philadelphia office on a regular basis in handling his regional practice. Mr. Riley is also Co-Chair of the firm's Fair Housing national practice team. His ability to evaluate claims and develop thoughtful strategies and themes repeatedly has led to successful outcomes in state and federal courts.

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Bar Admissions

District of New Jersey

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania

New Jersey


United States District Courts: 

Western District of Pennsylvania

Representative Cases & Clients
  • Jenkins v. Polysciences, Inc., No. CV 16-6616, 2017 WL 1361689 (E.D. Pa. 2017)
    • Obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit against an international chemical materials manufacturer sounding in age and race discrimination See Medero v. NBC Merchants, Inc., No. CV 16-6583, 2017 WL 3328361 (E.D. Pa. 2017); Clemena v. Philadelphia Coll. of Osteopathic Med., No. CV 17-428, 2017 WL 3453338 (E.D. Pa. 2017)
  • Brown v. Metropolitan Management Corp. et al., 2:17-CV-00786 (E.D. Pa. 2017)
    • Secured the dismissal of all claims against a condominium association and property management company in defense of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) case brought in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Kennedy House, Inc. v. Philadelphia Comm’n on Human Relations, 143 A.3d 476, 483 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016), appeal denied, 165 A.3d 902 (Pa. 2017)
    • Successful on an appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of a residential cooperative building located in Center City, Philadelphia wherein the plaintiff claimed that the cooperative had discriminated against her by denying her request for a waiver of its no-dog policy, preventing her from purchasing a unit in the building
  • Wesley v. Simona Am. Inc., No. 3:15-CV-1110, 2016 WL 8613937, at *1 (M.D. Pa. 2016), report and recommendation adopted, No. 3:15-CV-1110, 2017 WL 1173931 (M.D. Pa. 2017)
    • Obtained summary judgment dismissing age discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former employee who was terminated following the consolidation of two thermoplastic manufacturing facilities
  • Cranston v. PJM Interconnection LLC, No. CIV.A. 13-04916, 2014 WL 5503151, (E.D. Pa. 2014)
    • Obtained summary judgement from District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where plaintiff brought suit pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against his former employer and its pension plan for failure to pay pension benefits allegedly owed under Plaintiff’s employee retirement plan. See Inners v. Keystone Human Servs. of Lancaster, No. 1:12-CV-1701, 2013 WL 5439117, at *1 (M.D. Pa. 2013)
    • Secured dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and ERISA claims against employer alleged to have mishandled an employee’s beneficiary designation form naming the plaintiff the beneficiary