Rory E. Riley

CBH Board Member since 2015

Rory E. Riley is a litigation staff attorney for NVLSP, representing veterans and their survivors before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. She is admitted to practice before the U.S Court of Appeals for Veterans claims and is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars.

Ms. Riley is experienced in the area of veterans law and policy; prior to joining NVLSP in 2014, she served as Staff Director and Counsel for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability and Memorial Affairs from 2011-2014. She also clerked for Judge Lawrence B. Hagel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims from 2009-2011, and served as Associate Counsel to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans’ Appeals from 2008-2009. In addition, she has been invited to speak on matters related to veterans disability benefits at The American Legion National Convention in 2012 and 2014; the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association in 2012; and the American University Law Review Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2012. She is also the two-time winner of the Paralyzed Veterans of American National Legal Writing Contest in 2008 and 2009, and has published academic articles in several law reviews and journals.

Ms. Riley is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.A., History, cum laude, 2004), and Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007). In her spare time, she coaches gymnastics and cheerleading for Special Olympics, including as the Team USA gymnastics coach at the Special Olympics World Games in 2011 and 2015.

Ms. Riley lives in Charlotte, NC, with her fiancé Richard, who is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as an infantry officer and JAG officer.