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Minh Tri Nguyen

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Minh T. Nguyen represents catastrophically injured clients in personal injury lawsuits. In 2002, right out of law school, he took on an orphaned case–a case that had been rejected by three different law firms and could not find a home–from start to finish. He represented a five year boy who was injured in an intersection car accident. The driver of the boy’s car was uninsured, unlicensed, on anti-depressant medication, and had made a left turn in front of oncoming traffic. Despite the foregoing, he sued the city and proved that the intersection was dangerous. He recovered over $3.5 million for the boy and his family. Since then, he has gone on to recover over $80 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients.  He is a Trial Lawyer who actually tries caes.  Since 2012 to the present, he is recognized by his peers as a "SuperLawyer," a distinction reserved to only 2.5% of practicing attorneys in California.


He serves as a Board of Governor for the Consumer Association of Los Angeles.  He is a Past President of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities.  He is a Presidential Club member of the Consumer Association of California.  He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Long Beach Bar Association, and California State Bar.


He believes in justice for every man, woman, and child regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preference.


Here is a small sampling of his case results:


Pedestrian v. Rail - Nesbitt v. LACMTA (Los Angeles Superior Court) $5,300,000


Products Liability - Bonsynat v. XYZ Company, et al. (Orange County Superior Court) $5,900,000.00

Dangerous Condition of Public Property - Brewer v. City of Modesto (Stanislaus Superior Court) Settlement: $3,500,000.00 (Intersection)


Auto v. Pedestrian - Enriquez v. John Doe Driver and XYZ Company (Los Angeles Superior Court ‑ Norwalk) $3,500,000.00


Auto v. Auto - Jane Doe v. SCE (Los Angeles Superior Court)  $2,535,000

Products Defect - Alvarado v. XYZ Car Manufacturer (Orange County Superior Court) $1,200,000.00

Dangerous Condition of Public Property - Allen v. State (Riverside County) $2,100,000.00 

Premise Liability - McIntyre v. XYZ Hotel (Orange County Superior Court) $1,800,000.00

Construction Site - Portillo v. Duvar, Inc. (Los Angeles Superior Court, Central) $1,175,000.00 

Products Liability - Marquez v. XYZ Ladder Co. (Stanislaus Superior Court)  $1,000,000.00 

Products Liability - Robinson v. XYZ Car Manufacturer (San Joaquin Superior Court) $1,225,000.00

Products Liability - Rosenberg v. XYZ Car Manufacturer (Los Angeles Superior Court, West District) $4,720,000.00


Auto v. Pedestrian - Moreno v. John Doe (Monterey County) $1,000,000.00


Auto v. Auto - Moody v. John Doe (Los Angeles County) $1,375,000.00


Products Defect - Knudson v. XYZ Car Manufacturer (Los Angeles Superior Court) $700,000.00


Auto v. Auto - Oca v. Progressive Northern Insurance Co. (Santa Barbara County) $259,000.00


False Arrest - Ouyang v. Costco (Los Angeles County) $209,000.00

Specialties:All types of serious to catastrophic personal injury cases ranging from automobile collisions, premise liability, automotive products liability, pharmaceutical products liability, consumer products liability, premise liability, slip-and-fall cases, trip-and-fall cases, negligent or lack of security cases, dog bites, assault & batteries, and dangerous conditions of public properties such as dangerous intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks, highway, and roadway.


Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Slip and Fall: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    13 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    13 years



Contingent (25-40%)

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  • Clifford Horwitz

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Contact info


111 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 1900
Long Beach, CA, 90802-4622


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderThe Law Office of Minh T. Nguyen, ALC2008 - Present
AttorneyJeffrey S. Pop & Associates, ALC1994 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaPresident's Club2014 - Present
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' CharitiesExecutive Committee Member2012 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesMember2002 - Present
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charity ( - 2014
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' CharitiesVice President2013 - 2014
UC Hastings Alumni AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brewer v. City of Modesto$3,500,000
McIntyre v. XYZ Hotel$1,800,000
Portillo v. Duvar, Inc.$1,175,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of California - Los AngelesEconomics with Minor in Asian American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Lawyer RoundtableEvaluating Damages in Personal Injury Cases2016
CAALA New Lawyer MeetingSolo Practitioner Roundtable2013
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionWorkplace Injuries: Third Party Cases2012
CAALA Annual Judges' EvaluationJudge's Evaluation2012
CAALA Las Vegas Convention (2011)Proving Lost Earnings in Different Cases: (1) Self-Employed, (2) Cash, and (3) No W-22011
CAALA Annual Judges' EvaluationJudge's Evaluation2011