Riley J. Busby

Associate Attorney

New Mexico
TEL: 505.339.3508
FAX: 505.339.3208
Legal Assistant: Marina Pavlakos

Riley Busby focuses primarily in the areas of trucking and transportation, products liability, and personal injury defense. He represents clients against various litigation claims, including employment, general liability, civil rights, and bad faith insurance litigation. Riley is a member of the firm’s Transportation & Trucking Rapid Response Team, a dedicated group of experienced attorneys who are on-call to provide counsel and guidance when a trucking or transportation-related accident occurs.

Before joining JSH, Riley practiced at a civil litigation firm in Albuquerque where he handled a wide range of work including commercial litigation, personal injury, construction law, general negligence, medical malpractice, and insurance law.

Originally from southern Arizona, Riley earned his law degree from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson. He was a member of the Student Bar Association and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, where he served as a 3L Editorial Board Member and 2L Writer.

In addition, Riley worked as a business intelligence analyst for Tech Launch Arizona, helping to secure patents and commercialize technology developed at the University of Arizona’s Colleges of Medicine and Engineering.

While earning his undergraduate degree in psychology from Brigham Young University, Riley served as Activities Committee Co-Chair of BYUSA, and as Editor of the Pre-Law Review. During his junior year as Editor, Riley’s team published an article on patent trolls and their effects on the U.S. patent system and economy. In his final year at BYU, Riley worked as a legislative intern with Senator Weiler at the Utah State Senate. He also worked as a judicial intern for the Hon. Vernon F. Romney in Provo Justice Court.

Riley is proficient in written and spoken Spanish. In his spare time, Riley enjoys fishing, playing golf, and exploring the New Mexico landscape with his wife Sabrina.

Civic & Community Associations

  • Utah State Hospital, Adolescent Unit Volunteer, 2014
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mission in Northern New England, Volunteer, 2011-2013
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout


University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 2019
Rueben Clark Society

Brigham Young University, B.S., Psychology, 2016
Dean’s List for Psychology, Winter 2014


New Mexico, 2019