Perry Rihl

Law Clerk


Perry is a native of Northern Virginia. He graduated cum laude from George Mason University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Before joining Tappan Rastegar Mendes LLP, Perry worked for several years in faith-based youth and community program administration. In that capacity, he organized volunteer and community outreach to the Hispanic and East Asian communities of Woodbridge and Annandale, Virginia.

Currently, Perry studying for his Juris Doctorate at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington.  He is a published member of the Journal of International Commercial Law and the Trial Advocacy Board, as well as one of the founding officers of the law school’s Space Law Society. Perry also works as a research assistant for professors in the areas of property, family, and civil rights law.

As a law clerk at Tappan Rastegar Mendes LLP, Perry’s responsibilities include conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and motions and with the day to day administration of large estates. He is integral to the firm’s guardianship and conservatorship practice.  Perry is a master problem solver and all around MacGyver.

When not working, or studying, Perry enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.


Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University – Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2020

GMU Foundation Scholarship Recipient

George Mason University – B.A., Sociology

Dean's List

Outstanding Sociology Undergraduate Award


Tappan Rastegar Mendes LLP (Law Clerk)

Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Director of Youth Outreach)

Catholic Diocese of Arlington (VIRTUS Facilitator)

Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church (Coordinator of Youth Outreach)


Antonin Scalia School of Law: 

Symposium Editor - Journal of International Commercial Law 

Executive Board Member - Trial Advocacy Board

Vice President - Space Law Society


Cleaning Up the Mess: Incentivizing the Salvage of Orbital Debris, Journal of International Commercial Law (2018), Author