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Tomson Ong

Tomson Ong

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

Telephone: (562) 256-1500
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Tomson T. Ong joins the faculty at USC Gould School of Law in 2016. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at USC Price, and teaching at USC since 1989. Previously, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law for Pepperdine University, and a senior faculty for the Attorney General’s Trial Advocacy Institute.

Ong is a three time graduate of USC:  BA, MA and PhD in Public Administration. He received his law degree from Loyola Law School, and his LLM in Taxation from USD School of Law. He served as a Fulbright Scholar during his post-doctoral studies, and was honored as a Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer.

Professionally, Ong has been a judge since 1997. He sits in the South District of Los Angeles County Superior Court. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, in Los Angeles for a decade, and was a criminal prosecutor in the Santa Ana City Attorney’s Office for over three years.

Ong is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, with more than 20 years of service.


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