Tommy H. Du



Tommy Du is a trial attorney focused on complex business and commercial litigation. He has represented a range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to individuals, in every aspect of litigation. He has obtained significant recoveries for plaintiffs and dismissals of lawsuits for defendants in a variety of cases. He has helped clients through trial, obtaining complete judgments in their favor and even obtaining significant recoveries for clients on their counterclaims. He has also assisted clients navigate through preliminary injunctions, including helping a client obtain a complete denial on a request for preliminary injunction in claims involving the Lanham Act and unfair competition. Tommy’s background includes experience in a wide array of industries, including automotive, healthcare, nutrition, technology, manufacturing, real estate, franchise, and retail.
Tommy has completed over 200 hours of pro bono service with public interest organizations such as Bet Tzedek, Public Law Center, and Public Counsel. As part of his pro bono efforts, Tommy worked alongside Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in drafting briefs and arguing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of an incarcerated individual who was denied medical treatment based on his race. 
Prior to joining the firm, Tommy clerked for the Honorable Otis D. Wright, II in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of California, Irvine. He also currently serves on the Governing Council of the UCI Law Alumni Association.

Represented minor members of a company that operated a national sporting event involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty resulting in multi-million dollar settlement.

Prosecuted claims on behalf of a national franchisor for breach of contract, intentional interference, and unlawful business practices.

Defended national corporation of a home-furnishings company against claims for breach of contract, fraud, and defective workmanship.

Successfully obtained denial of request for preliminary injunction in claims involving the Lanham Act.

After a two-week trial, obtained judgment that resulted in a complete defense and multimillion dollar award on counterclaims in private arbitration involving contractual dispute over real property. 

Represented client in claims involving false and misleading advertisement. 

Represented the former senior management of a public corporation in a high-profile defamation action that resulted in a confidential settlement. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)


Super Lawyers Rising Star Tommy Du
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
  • Selected as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow (2024)
  • Awarded the Wiley M. Manuel Pro Bono Certificate by the California Lawyers Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2023)
  • Named a "Southern California Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2018-2019, 2021-2023)
  • UCI Law Alumni Association, Governing Council (2018 – present)
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • UC Irvine School of Law, J.D. (2015); UC Irvine Law Review, Senior Editor, Lead Article Editor (2013 – 2015)
  • UC Irvine, B.A. in Political Science and Economics (2012)
Professional Associations
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • California Minority Counsel Program Ambassadors Council


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