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Amy H. Nguyen
  • Associate Attorney


Newport Beach, CA






Amy H. Nguyen represents clients in federal and state courts, mediations, and arbitrations in business litigation and legal malpractice cases. She has experience in all stages of litigation, from pre-filing investigation to discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. Ms. Nguyen second-chaired a binding legal malpractice arbitration against one of the oldest law firms in San Diego, which resulted in a significant award for the client. She also second-chaired a jury trial in a complex contract dispute which resulted in a seven-figure verdict awarding the client every penny he sought. Ms. Nguyen was named a 2019 and 2020 Rising Star by Super Lawyers®.

Ms. Nguyen earned her law degree from UC Irvine School of Law, where she participated in the law school’s annual moot court competition, served as a member of the UCI Law Mock Trial Board, and was a Research Fellow for the first-year lawyering skills course. As a certified law student in UCI’s Domestic Violence Clinic, Ms. Nguyen represented low-income abuse survivors in restraining order trials and immigration matters. She earned a Pro Bono Achievement Award for her participation in various pro bono projects. During law school, Ms. Nguyen was a law clerk for Klein & Wilson. The firm hired Ms. Nguyen as a full-time associate right after she passed the bar.


Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • LLC and LLP Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Dress and Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Commercial Unlawful Detainer
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant
  • Appellate Law
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2018


  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, California
    • J.D. – 2015
    • Honors:
      UCI Law Mock Trial Board, Member
    • Honors:
      UCI’s Domestic Violence Clinic
  • University of California, Irvine
    • B.A. – 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors:
      Dean’s List
    • Major:
      Cognitive Science

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Achievement award
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2022
  • Super Lawyers®, Rising Star 2020 – 2021
  • 2020-SuperLawyers-Rising-Stars-AHN

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2016 – Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2016 – Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, Member, 2016 – Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member, 2018 – Present
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Member, 2016 – 2018


  • Lecturer, Keeping Your Zoom Meetings Safe (webinar), Orange County Bar Association, April 2020
  • Lecturer, Ethical Issues that Should Keep You Awake at Night, Orange County Bar Association Last Dash, 2020
  • Panelist, Millennials and Malpractice: Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Be a More Ethical Lawyer (webinar), American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 2020