Nina Ries

Joy Avedisian

Principal, Ries Law Group


UC Irvine – 1997, B.A., humanities

UC Irvine – 1997, B.A., social sciences


Nina Ries is a Southern California native. She attended college at the University of California at Irvine, where she triple-majored in Political Science (with honors), Philosophy, and Sociology, was active in a number of campus groups and organizations, including the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is active with her sorority's alumnae association acting as legal advisor and a President of the Pasadena alumnae chapter.  She attended law school at the University of Southern California. Ries has extensive experience in business and real estate, in both litigation and on the transactional side.

Ries has served on a number of Boards, including the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers (2004-2009), the Editorial Board of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (2002-2003), and the Executive Board of the USC Gould School of Law Young Alumni Committee (2004-2012; co-chair 2011-2012). Ms. Ries helped to found the USC Gould School of Law Alumni Association, and served three terms as President of the organization from 2012 through 2015, earning the Widney House Alumni Award for her work with the organization. Ms. Ries was named to the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors in 2014, where she continues to serve. She also served as Chair of the USC Alumni Real Estate Network, an organization dedicated to providing continuing education, avenues for professional growth, and networking opportunities to connect, re-connect, and introduce tens of thousands of alumni around the global working in real estate.