Attorney Phu D. Nguyen
Founding Partner
Phu Do Nguyen is the founding senior partner of the firm of Do Phu & Anh Tuan. Mr. Nguyen has devoted most of his time as a trial lawyer since 1997. His experiences in trial work involve personal injuries, wrongful death, motorcycles accidents, criminal defense and complex business litigation. Mr. Nguyen has tried cases extending from misdemeanor to serious felony cases, serious personal injuries cases, as well as complex business litigation. He was the lead counsel in VNI v. Microsoft, Adobe vs. Softnet, Universal Pictures vs. Pham et. al., Stafford v. Country Harvest Buffet and hundreds of other cases. Mr. Nguyen is knowledgeable in immigration issues that relate to non-citizen defendant. Mr. Nguyen is fluent in Vietnamese and conversational in Spanish.

His hobbies include riding motorcycles interstate with a group of bikers. Mr. Nguyen rides his HD Cross Bones and is currently the road captain of a local riding club in Orange County, VHOG (Vietnamese Harley Owners Group). As motorcyclist, Mr. Nguyen appreciates the risks associate with riding a motorcycle and can effectively represent his clients' interest aggressively.

Background/ Education:
  • Undergraduate Education: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business, 1990.
  • Law School: Western State University School of Law, California.
  • Degree: Juris Doctor.
  • Former U.S Army Officer.
    * Received commission in 1989 as US Army Officer (ROTC).
    * Served with the 40th Mech Inf, California Army National Guard (1985-1989)
    * Served as CSG-JAG officer with Legal Support Command, ( CSMR) Los Alamitos, CA Army National Guard (2007-2008)
    * Served with the 311th Expeditionary Sust., US Army Reserve, Los Angeles, CA (2008-2009)

Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Member of Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Member of OC Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) was established to preserve the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans. Its mission is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of legal practice. The organization seeks to ensure individuals facing trial receive the most effective representation possible and to see that everyone benefits from a more efficient judicial system. To be considered for inclusion in ABOTA, a lawyer must meet a number of stringent criteria including serving as lead counsel in a number of jury trials and exhibiting exceptional integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.
  • Phu Do Nguyen -elected to ABOTA in 2018

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