University Bio - Michael Riordan

Michael Riordan

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: N/A
Phone: (313) 972-5662


  • J.D. with honors University of Detroit ‘90
  • B.A. Michigan State University ‘82


The Hon. Michael Riordan is a Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. Previously, Judge Riordan served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; as an Assistant General Counsel for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; and a Senior Attorney in the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities Exchange Commission. Judge Riordan has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners since 2006. He has served as president of the Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers. Judge Riordan is a vice-president of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association.  He has been an Adjunct Professor of Securities Regulation and Business Organizations at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law since 1999.


U.S. Securities Regulation (3700)