Joe Riley is a construction attorney with an engineering background who offers clients legal know-how as well as construction project management experience. He works with public and private owners on large- and small-scale projects, ensuring that they not only meet legal standards but also stay on time and on budget. Because he has worked with and understands the engineering details of construction projects, he is able to help his clients manage important project decisions considering regulatory obligations.

Joe collaborates with his clients to ensure compliance with all applicable statutes and administrative rules, frequently preparing documents needed for construction and bidding. Specifically, he prepares and negotiates general contractor, construction manager at risk and design-build agreements and has managed projects of a variety of sizes and in various industries.

Having worked with several engineering firms in the Columbus and Dayton regions, Joe has experience in all areas of construction project management, including permitting, site due diligence, surveying and zoning, project estimation, site inspection, accessibility and traffic design. Likewise, he has design and planning experience with water utilities, including storm water, water mains and sanitary sewers.

Industries & Practices


Capital University Law School (J.D.), 2021

University of Dayton (Bachelor of Civil Engineering), 2015

Professional Activities

Registered Professional Engineer

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Ohio Engineer Interns License

ODOT Construction Engineer 1

NETCCP Soils & Aggregate Inspection Certificate

American Concrete Institute Certification

Ohio Professional Engineer License Exam



Presentations & Publications

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Joseph E. Riley, P.E.

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2021
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