Riley A. Bearden practices in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina office with the litigation group. She received her B.S. in Business Administration Management and Marketing Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 2016. She wrote her honors college senior thesis on the efforts of South Carolina lawmakers and citizens to prevent domestic violence and protect victims. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2019. While in law school, she served as a member of the Pro Bono Board and Women in Law and participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic. Riley earned the CALI award for excellence in Technology Law and developed municipal best practices for regulating ride-share scooter programs.
Riley is admitted to practice in the State of South Carolina. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar association and practices insurance defense litigation.
Riley is a lifelong Columbia, South Carolina resident and a proud Carolina Gamecock twice over. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and golden retriever, Judah. She is a member of Midtown Downtown and enjoys reading and traveling.