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Riley McDaniel

Riley McDaniel



  • Cannabis
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation

WSG Practice Industries



Riley McDaniel is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Riley represents clients in both state and federal courts in a broad range of commercial, pharmaceutical, product liability, and healthcare litigation matters. Riley has experience at all stages of litigation — from inception through appeal, including crafting litigation strategy, handling written and document discovery, drafting dispositive motions, and at trial.

In particular, Riley regularly assists clients with legal strategy, motion practice, and appeals. In this role, he has assisted as an “appellate lawyer at trial,” with responsibility for briefing dispositive motions, Daubert motions, motions in limine, and post-judgment motions, and for handling various evidentiary and legal issues arising over the course of trial.

Riley also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has successfully handled an immigration appeal before the Eleventh Circuit, resulting in a stay of removal and the grant of the petition for review.

As a member of the firm’s Cannabis Industry team, Riley also represents clients in a wide range of cannabis issues. For example, he has counseled clients on how to effectively and efficiently comply with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Money Laundering Control Act (MLCA).

Riley received his J.D. (with honors) from Emory University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal. He was also an extern for the Hon. Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Riley graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude).

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2018

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2018, with honors; Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal; Dean’s List; Dean’s Award in Legal Writing, 2015
  • Auburn University, B.A., 2014, magna cum laude; Tiger Host
Areas of Practice

Cannabis | Complex Business Litigation | Healthcare Litigation | Litigation


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