Clifford A. Rieders, Esq.
Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Harris, Waters & Waffenschmidt, P.C., Williamsport
Cliff Rieders is a partner in Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Harris, Waters & Waffenschmidt, P.C., one of the oldest firms in the state, tracing its roots back to the early 1800s. Mr. Rieders graduated from New York University, Washington Square College of Arts and Sciences, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was inducted into the Coat of Arms Society. After Mr. Rieders obtained his juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973, he spent two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Malcom Muir.Mr. Rieders is admitted to many courts including New York State, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Third Circuit, numerous district courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.Mr. Rieders is a member of the Consultative Group within the American Law Institute and has been instrumental in reshaping the Restatement Third concerning products liability. He is also a member of the consultative groups on general torts and apportionment of liability, and a number of others. He is a founding sponsor of the Civil Justice Foundation and is a B’nai B’rith recipient of its prestigious Justice Award.Aside from his many pro bono efforts, Mr. Rieders served on the editorial board of The Barrister, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association’s quarterly magazine, and is the author of its “Cliff Notes,” a summary and analysis of recent significant cases. Mr. Rieders is a prolific author of many articles for The Injury Law Reporter and is past chair of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association’s Amicus Curiae Committee. He is also the author of Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice: Law & Forms, published by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. In 1989, he was presented with the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association’s Milton D. Rosenberg award. Mr. Rieders is a past president of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, serves as a founding member of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, and is appointed to a number of commissions such as the Mcare Commission. Mr. Rieders was awarded the prestigious George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.Mr. Rieders has served as a lecturer for numerous law-related professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Trial Advocacy Foundation. He has also written numerous articles for various legal publications. In addition to his service to the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, he is a member of the Lycoming County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association (where he is currently statewide amicus chair and a member of the Medico-Legal and Civil Rights subcommittees), the Federal Bar Association (past president of the Middle District Region), the American Bar Association (and its Litigation Section), the District of Columbia Bar, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Currently, Mr. Rieders is president of the North Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers local action group, having served as the first president and founder of Citizens for Consumer Justice. For Mr. Rieders’ full curriculum vitae, see http://www.riederstravis.com/attorney.html