Tad Allan is Of Counsel in O’Melveny & Myer’s Los Angeles office, having recently retired as a partner after more than 40 years with the firm. His practice focused on automobile and aviation industry litigation, and he also played a leading role in many of the firm’s large, highly visible trials.
In the automotive industry, Tad has extensive expertise in automotive dealer litigation, including dealer terminations and dealer network issues, as well as class actions and general commercial litigation. Tad prevailed in more than a dozen trials for his automobile manufacturer clients, which included American Honda Motor Company, General Motors, and Ford Motor Co.
Tad also represented major airlines and aviation manufacturers in air crash cases, commercial litigation and in regulatory issues, such as FAA safety investigations. Among the airline and aviation industry companies Tad has represented are United Airlines, U.S. Airways, Alaska Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Flying Tigers Airlines, Atlantic Aviation, Lockheed, and Sikorsky.
Tad currently serves on the California Civility Task Force, a statewide group of judges and trial lawyers working to improve civility in California courts. From 2011-13 Tad was a member of the California State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, which evaluated and rated every potential nominee by the Governor for any California State Court position.
Tad received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, and a J.D. from the George Washington University in 1981. He is a Past President of the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, where he and his wife Diana have lived for 38 years. They have three adult children, all married, and four grandchildren.