Fred Riley is a lifelong resident of the Boston area.
He has worked a variety of jobs before becoming a lawyer including as a union shipbuilder working on the construction of naval war ships, a truck dock worker with the Teamster’s Union, a high school teacher and a university senior lecturer.
His professional life as a lawyer has been split between being a prosecutor in Massachusetts as an assistant district attorney, an assistant attorney general which included Chief of the Criminal Bureau and a special assistant United States Attorney. Additionally, he served as chairman of the state agency which enforced the Massachusetts alcoholic beverages laws. He has also served as special counsel to the Massachusetts State Auditor.