Brian Riordan is an accomplished and respected attorney with decades of experience serving our community.
Brian is a Shareholder and Board Director at an international law firm where he has worked for 25 years. He represents a wide range of clients in various capacities including professionals, small businesses, municipalities, school districts, and property owners. Serving on the firm’s board of directors, Brian also handles numerous administrative matters such as hiring, evaluations of attorneys and staff, real estate leases for the firm, firm finances, health care benefit negotiations, and expansion of the firm.
He served more than thirteen years on the Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board working closely with the sheriff’s office on all matters related to hiring, promotions, and discipline. Through this work, Brian has gained deep and intricate knowledge of the use of force continuum that is currently being debated throughout the country and directly affects Orland Park’s outstanding police department.
Brian currently serves on the Orland School District 135 Advisory Board focusing on policy, planning, and personnel. In this capacity, Brian works with other D135 parents to provide the school board insights on district policy ranging from school safety, program effectiveness, audits, truancy policies, COVID response, and general planning.
Brian has volunteered his time coaching sports for all of his children with the Orland Youth Association. He is also a strong supporter of the Special Olympics Chicago Chapter, raising money, volunteering at events, and participating in the Polar Plunge.
A supporter of fiscally responsible government, Brian believes Orland Park is a dynamic and wonderful place to raise a family, with great schools, parks, entertainment, and public services. He wants to continue to support our outstanding businesses while looking to expand opportunities for new businesses.
Brian has lived in Orland Park for almost 10 years. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University as Student Body President and from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. Together, he and his wife, Megan, have four children.