Dane S. Ciolino is a law professor and lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He serves as the A. R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where his teaching interests include Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Advocacy, and Criminal Law. He is the editor of the weblog Louisiana Legal Ethics and the book Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards and Commentary (2022).


Professor Ciolino graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 1985, and magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1988, where he was inducted into Order of the Coif and selected as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, and Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC, in New Orleans.

Since joining the faculty at Loyola, Professor Ciolino has served as reporter to the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics 2000 Committee, as chairperson of a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, as chairperson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Lawyer Disciplinary Committee, as executive administrator and general counsel for the City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board, and as a member of various Louisiana State Bar Association committees (including the Professionalism Committee, the Lawyer & Judicial Codes of Conduct Committee, and the Ethics Advisory Service Committee).

Professor Ciolino engages in a limited law practice and in law-related consulting, principally in the areas of legal ethics, lawyer discipline, judicial discipline, governmental ethics, and federal criminal law. His practice includes handling disciplinary matters before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, and the Louisiana Judiciary Commission, legal malpractice cases, lawyer disqualification matters, and legal fee disputes. He also consults and serves as an expert witness in the fields of legal ethics, legal fees, and the standards of care and conduct governing lawyers. His engagement agreements are available here: Retention Information.

Contact Information

Email: dane@daneciolino.com
Mobile Phone/Text: (504) 975-3263

Curriculum Vitae

Dane S. Ciolino CV (PDF download)
One-Page Biographical Information Sheet (PDF download)

Biographical Information


Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
J.D., magna cum laude, 1988
Editor in Chief, Tulane Law Review
Order of the Coif
Winner, Maritime Law Center Writing Competition

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
B.A., cum laude, 1985
Recipient, Political Science Department Award
President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law, 2002-present
Professor of Law, 2002
Associate Professor of Law, 1998-2002 (Tenured 2001)
Assistant Professor of Law, 1997-1998
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, 1995-1997
Adjunct Instructor of Law, 1992-1995

City of New Orleans, Ethics Review Board
Executive Administrator and General Counsel, 2018-present
General Counsel, 2015-2018

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Associate Executive Director, 2009-2015, 2016-present
Acting Executive Director, 2015-2016

Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Visiting Professor of Law, 2002, 2005, 2017, 2023

Stone, Pigman, Walther & Wittmann, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana
Associate, 1991-1995
Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP
Associate, 1989-1991
Consultant, 2005-2006
Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana
Law Clerk, 1988-89


For information on Prof. Ciolino’s teachingpublications and community honors and service, click on the hyperlinks.


Supreme Court of the United States
State of Louisiana
State of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans)
United States District Court for Western District of Louisiana (Shreveport)
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (New York City)


Age 60
Married to Wendy Dehan Ciolino
Three Children: Hale, Price & Camille