Tom Riordan

Tom Riordan, Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Faculty Advisor for the Litigation Concentration
Faculty Advisor for the LLM in American Law Program

Courses Taught

  • Ethical Lawyering
  • Civil Litigation Practice I & II
  • Legal Writing (both JD and LLM programs)
  • Professional Responsibility in the United States



  • JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Order of the Coif


While in law school, Tom Riordan was a member of Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Manuel L. Real, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He practiced for 15 years with O'Melveny & Myers LLP, as an Associate and Partner, where he handled complex commercial and consumer litigation for clients in both regulated and non-regulated industries.

Selected Scholarship

Copping an Attitude: Rule of Law Lessons from the Rodney King Incident, 27 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 675 (1994)