Daniel Riley

Daniel Riley

Daniel Riley

  • Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC
  • 814 West Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • (602) 258-1000

Daniel Riley

Daniel graduated from Arizona State University in 2008. He has practiced family law exclusively since 2011, when he began managing a family law clinic partnered with Arizona State University. Daniel is an experienced trial attorney who has taught Continuing Legal Education seminars on trial advocacy. He is also an accomplished appellate attorney and has argued several important cases that have influenced the development of family law in Arizona, such as a Quijada v. Quijada, 246 Ariz. 217, 437 P.3d 876 (App. Div. 1 2019), which involves the division of retirement assets in a divorce; In re Marriage of Cotter and Podhorez, 245 Ariz. 82, 425 P.3d 258 (App. Div. 2 2018), which redefined the spousal support statute; and Vincent v. Shanovich, 243 Ariz. 269, 405 P.3d 1120 (2017), which resolves the thorny question of how the trial court should address clerical errors in years-old divorce decrees.

In his free time, Daniel enjoys hiking, reading, and writing. In 2015, he coauthored Foundations of Aviation Law with Michael Pearson. He is a recipient of the Charlotte Paul Reese Award for Short Fiction, earned an Honorable Mention in the Arizona State Bar Association’s 2020 arts competition for a work of nonfiction, and has twice been invited as a storyteller by the Arizona Storytellers Project.