Instructor Biography

 Robert W. Ridley, Esq.


Farmer & Ridley, LLP
Attorneys at Law
Los Angeles, California

Mr. Ridley is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Farmer & Ridley, LLP. A Loyola University School of Law graduate, he is a member of the California and Los Angeles Bar Associations. Mr. Ridley has lectured at numerous tax institutes and California Continuing Education of the Bar programs. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a member of the Small Business Council of America. Mr. Ridley is active in a number of employee benefit-oriented organizations. He has served as an Advisory Director of the International Foundation and on a number of Foundation committees.


Mr. Ridley teaches day two of Retirement Plan Basics in the Certificate Series which covers the legal environment. He believes that people remember things best when they have had a good time, and he incorporates fun and thought-provoking learning opportunities throughout his teaching. “If it isn’t fun, it’s not worth the trouble.”

Participant comments taken from Mr. Ridley’s instructor evaluations:

Mr. Ridley made the legal environment interesting! Great presenter and very entertaining.

Bob was great! He’s the first attorney I’ve had contact with that was easy to understand. He really knows how to make the legal aspect of plans interesting and fun. He is very knowledgeable.

I really enjoyed Bob’s session. He helped me to understand pension plans and all the laws surrounding them.
His presentation style is wonderful. I enjoyed his applications and examples of concepts. Bob is fantastic!