Skip to main content

Paul William Nguyen

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Wrongful Death Catastrophic Accident Auto Accidents Truck Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Dog Bites

    12 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    30%
    Uber Accidents Lyft Accidents Bus Accidents

    4,000 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    10%
    Pedestrian Accidents

  4. Animal and dog bites
    5%

  5. Motorcycle accident
    5%

  6. Slip and fall accident
    5%

  7. Trucking accident
    5%

  • Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorney Serving Orange County & Southern California
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law School Valedictorian 

We work tirelessly to ensure that our client's rights and interests are protected. Not all attorneys are created equal. Some meet you, take your money, appear in court and plead you. The very best do far more. The very best lawyers are out hitting the pavement investigating, interviewing witnesses and consulting with experts.

Photos and videos

Location

Shield Litigation, LLP.
206 W. 4th St.
3rd Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

Similar lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Chris | November 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life!!
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Paul. He has exceeded my expectations in every way and he is so great that he helped me achieve results no other lawyer could have done. Paul is talented and it showed in the techniques and tactics he used in and out of the courtroom. He used his strong analytical and research skills to strategize and carefully plan out every move. From beginning to end, there was never a doubt in my mind that Paul did absolutely everything in his power to obtain the outcomes I was looking for. Not only was he persistent , but he exhausted every resource and explored every possible option. He never gave up, even when I wanted to give up myself. Paul communicated with me regularly and was extremely responsive. He was there for me whenever I had questions or concerns, whether it was late at night or on the weekend. He went above and beyond and made sure I was always informed of what was going on in my case. Not only that, but he was always genuine and straight to the point. He never hesitated to tell me what my risks were and he was always honest with me, even when it was going to be hard for me to hear. But what I believe sets Paul apart from other attorneys is that he is passionate about helping those in need. He is not only intelligent, but he also truly cares about his clients. This rare quality was exemplified in every action he took when handling my case. He builds relationships with his clients that goes beyond business. He made sure to take the time to get to know me and what kind of person I was. Not only did I feel like he listened to what my concerns were and what I wanted to do, but he also took my needs and my feelings into consideration. No matter what my decision was, I knew that he would support me and that no matter what happened, he always had my back. Words will never be able to express my gratitude for Paul and what his hard work has done for me. I feel indebted to Paul for where I am today. Obviously, Paul helped me win my case, but even if he didn't, there is no doubt that Paul will always be the first person I call whenever I run into any kind of legal trouble.
Read less
Posted by Medi | June 9, 2015
Spectacular!!
I called Paul after my previous lawyer completely dropped the ball on my case. Paul was very helpful and had a clear understanding of what to do in a very complicated situation. He is extremely easy to communicate with and he takes the time to explain and guide you through awful situations such as mine. He definitely came through for me.
Read less
Posted by Sam | January 7, 2015
A Special Breed
I worked directly with Paul on some "issues" that needed to be cleaned up from two different county courts. He was extremely helpful. He outlined EXACTLY what I needed to do. Took care of all issues and made a complex, stressful situation easier than cutting butter with a warm knife. I realized that lawyers, doctors, dentists and auto mechanics are a dime a dozen, but the ones that really know what they are doing make your life more comfortable and manage your concerns directly and efficiently. These guys are a diamond in the ruff. Paul and his team are definitely a special breed of lawyer. I would highly recommend him.
Read less
Posted by Sean | January 7, 2015
You won't regret it
I believe it's important for lawyers to connect with their clients since lawyers will be what represents the clients. When looking for a lawyer, I noticed many of them jumped right into asking for a certain amount of money or they won't even truly discuss a case with you. When I came across Paul, it was evident that he truly cares about his clients and is passionate about his line of work. Although there's the understanding of only having "1 free hour consultation" with all lawyers, Paul was repeatedly there to answer any questions and concerns that may arise throughout my experience. His answers to you are clear and concise, but never mentioning the fact that you have to pay him first for him to further answer questions. He was there from the start, and from the start, he didn't believe there was a case -- and he acted as such. Other lawyers I've spoken to use scare tactics to think you're in some deep trouble and ask that you pay them immediately so they can start doing research on your case. Ridiculous. Paul here, goes above and beyond to make sure you are at ease and tells you how he sees it, without the pressure of needing to spend money off the bat. That's pretty important. During my time working with Paul, he is always there to answer my questions. He replies to emails and text messages fairly quickly. Phone calls really depend on if he's busy. I've heard horror stories about how some lawyers take your case and disappear off the face of the earth until trial. Paul also took the time to chat with me and truly understand what my main concerns were. He wanted to understand where I came from, how my life is, and what kind of outcome I was looking to get. He is also very understanding and even communicated with my family to explain (and update) the processes. You won't regret choosing Paul as legal representation! He gets to know you before defending you so he can defend you in the best possible manner. I highly recommend it.
Read less
Posted by James | January 6, 2015
Legal Genius
I had several extremely serious felony charges and it was based upon some items found in my car. Within minutes after telling my story, Mr. Nguyen hopped on his computer and said he could make it all go away. Although it took several months, the judge said that the police broke the law when they searched the car for no reason, and poof all charges disappeared. I don't know what else to say. I've heard horror stories of lawyers sending random new lawyers to court after taking your money. Mr. Nguyen was super detailed and formulated strategies with several options. It was like talking with a Chess Master.
Read less
Posted by Michael | January 12, 2014
Highly Responsive and Reasonable Prices
I would highly recommend Mr. Nguyen. He was always available to answer questions and was extremely thorough in his answers. I was charged with a serious crime that would've negatively affected my future job prospects. Mr. Nguyen managed to reduce the charges and negotiate a favorable plea that resulted in a dismissal after I took some classes. He also generously allowed me to make payments and never made me feel inferior in being unable to pay the full amount up-front.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Shield Litigation, LLP.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Paul W. Nguyen - Criminal Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • Director
  • GovStaff
  • 2008 - 2013

Education

  • Pacific Coast University
  • JD - Juris Doctor w/ Distinction
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • .15 BAC DUI
  • Hung Jury
  • 3rd Strike
  • No Jail
  • Manufacturing Honey Butane Oil, Cocaine Sales, Marijuana Sales
  • 30 days Jail
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Private Defenders of California, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Young Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Alumni of the Year
  • Pacific Coast University - School of Law
  • 2017
  • 2017 Young Attorney Award of Excellence
  • Pacific Coast University School of Law
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Garden Grove, CA
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Young Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 5 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Orange County Metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Thumbtack
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Garden Grove, CA
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys in California
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Certification of Trial Advocacy
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Valedictorian
  • Pacific Coast University School of Law
  • 2013
View all awards

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Networking Event
  • How to Rebuild your Life after Prison
  • 2015
  • Law School Graduation
  • How to Pass the Bar Exam
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Paul
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A colleague of mine said to me, about a year ago, "Paul is the future of criminal law." My colleague is correct. Paul is just a fabulous attorney. He works hard. He's so intuitively bright, too. Paul stands good with me, and I enjoy his friendship, too. We catch up on the phone about once a week. He hardly ever talks about himself. He's humble, and he gets results. He is not afraid to try a case. Hire Paul in a pinch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul works hard to get his clients great outcomes. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have called on Paul to help with appearances on my own cases; he has never let me down. Not only is he smart and well-versed in the law, he has the kind of life experience that is most valuable in a courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Nguyen is a relentless litigator and client advocate. His knowledge of the criminal justice system is as impressive as his ability to present his clients as human beings."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul and I worked together on a Criminal Defense case some time ago and I remember thinking how extremely well prepared he was for our client. Since then, I've heard he has been handling much greater cases including homicide. If I ever get arrested, I would call Paul."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is an attorney that not only shows great compassion for the situation his clients find themselves, but will work endlessly to make sure they receive a fair and just result. I am honored to call him a colleague"
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Employment and labor
Criminal defense