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  1. Personal Injury: 95%
  2. Expungement: 5%

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Tien Law Firm, PLLC

5540 Centerview Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, 27606


NYCurrently registered 201203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Harlan Fiske Stone ScholarColumbia Law SchoolN/A
Sallie Southall Cotten ScholarshipJunior Woman's Club of RaleighN/A
Hugh Morson ScholarshipHugh Morson Scholarship FundN/A
Burger King McLamore ScholarshipBurger King Scholars ProgramN/A
Dana Marie Youmans ScholarshipDana Marie Youmans FoundationN/A
Braxton Barrett Business ScholarshipUNC-Chapel HillN/A
Home Builders Association ScholarshipHome Builders AssociationN/A
Community Service ScholarshipRaleigh Regional Association of RealtorsN/A
Hannah Keith Scholarship of Merit AwardHannah Keith Scholarship FundN/A
Harriet Bryant Webster ScholarshipHarriet Bryant Webster Task ForceN/A
Dwayne Washington Foundation ScholarshipDwayne Washington FoundationN/A
Eunice Riggins Memorial ScholarshipAlpha Delta KappaN/A
North Raleigh Opti-Mrs. ScholarshipNorth Raleigh Opti-Mrs. ClubN/A
Personal Best ScholarshipFamily Circle Cup & L'oréalN/A
Leaders of Tomorrow ScholarshipRaleigh JayceesN/A
Weil Gotshal & Manges Diversity ScholarshipWeil Gotshal & Manges LLPN/A
John Q. Gant ScholarshipUNC-Chapel HillN/A
Dean's ListUNC-Chapel HillN/A
Lois Fisher ScholarshipWomen's Club of RaleighN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerTien Law Firm, PLLC2013 - Present
Litigation AssociateFried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP2011 - 2013
Summer AssociateFried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP2010 - 2010
Judicial InternChambers of the Honorable George H. Lowe, United States District Court, N.D.N.Y.2009 - 2009
Social Security Disability Case ManagerLaw Office of Sema E. Lederman2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeN/A2013 - 2015
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2015
National Association of Women LawyersN/A2012 - 2013
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2013
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2013
New York County Lawyers' AssociationN/A2012 - 2013
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2014
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
10th Judicial District BarN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tummino v. Hamburg, 2013 WL 1348656 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 5, 2013)Summary Judgment Granted in Our Favor
Peter R. Friedman Ltd. v. Tishman Speyer Hudson Limited Partnership, No. 651698/11 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty. June 7, 2012)Motion to Dismiss Granted in Our Favor
U.S. v. SS (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 04, 2012)Time-Served Sentence Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wall Street LawyerSEC Cooperation Update: 2012 Year-End Review2013
PLIRecent Developments in the SEC Cooperation Initiative2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillBusinessOther - Bachelors2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fried FrankWhen Is a Company Required to Disclose Receipt of a Wells Notice?2012
Fried Frank CLEHow to Draft an Employment Agreement2010