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Hieu N Vu

Criminal defense Attorney at Tustin, CA

4.7   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Hieu

Learn Hieu’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a crime in Los Angeles, or have learned that you may be the subject or target of a CA State or federal criminal investigation, the most important decision you can make is deciding who will represent you in fighting against these charges....or in putting a halt to the investigation.

    700 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    500 cases

Hieu Vu demonstrates advanced knowledge of procedure and case law. His commitment to his clients is unparalleled. His tenacity and victories in trial are already earning him the respect of his peers outstanding and dedicated trial lawyer who really cares about his clients.  

Hieu Vu is a respected member of the DUI defense community and is associated with the following groups: National College for DUI Defense ("NCDD"), California DUI Lawyers Association ("CDLA"), North Orange County Bar Association, and The Private Defenders, 

"To the client, every case important. . They have a number of questions, they also have worries, and some will need a person to listen to them. At the end of the day, it's more than just delivering legal results, every person I work with needs to know what is going on and kept in the loop as the case goes on. I find that the practice of law is more than just getting the results in court." -Hieu Vu

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Location

Hieu N Vu
18002 Irvine Blvd
Ste 108
Tustin, CA, 92780

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed..
Words cannot describe the help Hieu has given me. I will be forever thankful and would highly advise anyone seeking counsel to look no further. Professional, courteous, timely, no b.s., no frills. He get the job done right while maintaining a highly moral and ethical standard and making sure there is strong communication. Very very happy with the outcome. I will definitely recommend Mr Hieu to anyone. Thank you
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Posted by roman | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Lawyer In OC&LA
great lawyer he was able to get a probation violation excused i highly recommend hieu he knows his stuff and is very confident and is quik responses helps alot thanks hieu
Posted by HECTOR | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
A few months ago I got myself into a bad situation, I did not know what to do or where to ask for help for, I felt alone. I decided to go into Yelp and research some attorneys. Hieu Vu was the attorney I decided to hire for my case. We met up and talked about the problem I had gotten myself into. I explain to him how everything happen that day of the incident. He told me not to worry that he was going to take care of my case for me. He answered all my calls and was always quick to respond to my questions. He took care of my DMV hearing and my court case. Hieu Vu was there throughout the whole process from beginning to end, he thought me a lot of things that were useful to me and helped relive the stress I put on because of the problem I had. Hieu never let me down, he is a very reliable and educated lawyer! I would definitely use his services again if I ever end up in a situation like the one I was in. You can count on him! He does know how to get you out of trouble like he did with me! Thank You for everything Hieu!
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best. Lawyer. Ever.
Called Hieu after being slapped with a DUI. I keep odd hours and Hieu willingly stayed late to meet with me in his office. He listened as I told him my story, then proceeded to lay out my options. Further, he explained them in detail as well as best AND worst case scenarios. Hired him and he stayed on top of things. Even beyond that he would text or call me here and there just to make sure I was doing alright. Went to trial and won. Afterwards members of the jury as well as the JUDGE HIMSELF commented on Hieu's superior knowledge of the law. Don't even hesitate. Hieu is worth it and then some! Hire this man. You won't regret it!
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Posted by Andy | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Much more than expected
Reached out to Hieu after not only checking his Yelp reviews but also searching Google to get a consultation. He took his time to ensure he understood every detail, and gave me an honest opinion about what my best case scenario would be. Needless to say, he took care of everything. All I really needed to do was reply to a few of his emails and pay. I'm extremely grateful for his professionalism and indebted to him for the results of my case. He was able to reduce DUI to a charge of dry and reckless which again, is nothing short of life changing. Cannot thank this man enough, he's the best.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2012
A Must-Have Lawyer!
I highly recommend Hieu Vu! Not only he’s knowledgeable but he’s personable as well. He always makes time for you and he’s there to answer your questions. I consulted with other lawyers before working with Hieu and I choose him because he’s trustworthy and he has your best interest at heart. Hieu is a diligent and tactful attorney. Every step he takes with your case is calculated. With Hieu, you’re in good hands. “NG”- Not Guilty is his slogan!
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Posted by Jason | January 3, 2012
Expungement
I picked up a couple of different charges when I was in my 20's, including a DUI and public intoxication. Even though these charges were years ago, they kept interfering with my ability to get a job. Hieu went in and got all my charges dropped in a little over a month. He was quick, efficient, and professional and I recommend him to anybody who might need a lawyer.
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Posted by John Joseph | December 29, 2011
Traffic Ticket Dismissed!
I was wrongfully cited for a traffic violation back in August and was not sure how to contest it. I came across a flyer one day from Hieu's Law Office and decided to give them a call to see what my options were. I was able to get a comprehensive consultation and asked him to handle my case. Thanks to Hieu, the ticket was dismissed. I highly recommend his service.
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Posted by Christine Lê | December 28, 2011
VERY HAPPY, GREAT EXPERIENCE!
Hieu Vu is an absolute OUTSTANDING attorney. I contacted Mr. Vu regarding 6 moving violations I received within the past 14 months and he was extremely responsive, detail oriented, quick and very concerned with my legal troubles. Very knowledgeable! ALL 6 of my TICKETS WERE DISMISSED. 3 speeding tickets, 2 non moving violations and another red light photo enforced ticket. I am a major sales manager for a stressful company on salary that requires I work 10 hours daily, 6 days a week. My position requires that I travel from North Los Angeles to South Orange County. Many of those hours on the road, in traffic, 405/5/101 north, south, you name it, I've been speeding and upset on it. I have tickets from the cities of Santa Ana, Westminster, Compton, Inglewood, Hawthorne and El Segundo. Ridiculous record, indeed I KNOW! For those of you who know of these cities and have been pulled over know law enforcement aka COPS AREN'T FORGIVING! To top things off, I have a reallly fast, red car with an actual lisc plate that obviously says BYEEEEE(which clearly makes it obvious of my guilty speeding woes toward enforcement) but SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY HE MADE ALL 6 TICKETS DISAPPEAR!!!!Half of these tickets were failure to appears and my CA drivers license was even suspended. Many of you go browsing on this website in search for an answer or a loophole, some of you find it, some of you don't but all I know is that Mr. Vu seriously is the SOLUTION to your drunken, (or sober) speeding, traffic violations!!!! I'm a busy professional but with the help of Hieu Vu, I never had to step foot into a courtroom or even have an ounce of worry. Speeding has been an issue for me for the past decade I have far too many tickets and torque (one more pending) but I am beyond grateful that I've been referred to such an amazing attorney!!! My friend also has several tickets and Mr. Vu has had such a successful removal rate of her tickets as well. If only I knew of his services 5 years prior, I would have a spotless record and $4,568 more dollars in my wallet. He set the expectations of each trial for me, he explained and communicated everything in a way that was very very easy for me to understand. No headaches, no stress, no worries... Hieu Vu took care of my business. He's extremely responsive, through and he listened to all my concerns without judgement. I was well informed before and after each court session. HE MADE EVERYTHING WORK OUT IN MY FAVOR! He saved me time, money and headaches! I'm grateful to still have my drivers license and not be in jail or riding a bicycle. Mr. Hieu under promised the success rate of my violations but OVER DELIVERED. Everything worked in my favor and for that, I am GRATEFUL and HIGHLY RECOMMEND Hieu Vu.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2011
Expungement
I contacted Hieu Vu regarding a misdemeanor I received while in college as a bartender. I explained to Hieu that I was having difficulty finding employment due to this conviction and hoped to get it expunged. Hieu was attentive to my needs and communicated with me on a regular basis. He was especially good at responding in a timely manner and quickly took care of my conviction, wiping it clean from my record! Shortly after, I found employment. Since this incident, I have also referred Hieu to family and asked for his assistance in other legal matters (running a red light photo ticket). I believe it is worth anyone's time to contact him regarding any legal matter.
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Posted by Kris | August 23, 2011
Hieu is the man!!!
Hieu is the man! He thoroughly listens to you and he does not pass judgment! ALL he cares about is winning your case! I had a ticket for driving without a license and it was on my record as a misdemeanor and he was able to get it taken off. I highly recommend Hieu!
Posted by Gene | July 19, 2011
Hieu Vu Rocks
He fought for me on a speeding ticket and it was dismissed. All I did was give him the general info and he did the rest. Always returned my calls. I was very happy with his representation on my case and I would recommend definitely recommend him and his office.
Posted by Norman | July 18, 2011
A total life saver!
Attorney Hieu Vu was on point with my DUI defense - mistakes happen and this one was huge on my part but Hieu Vu was extremely knowledgeable when it comes to DUI defense; Highly Recommended!
Posted by Jarvis | July 15, 2011
Best Experience Ever
Hieu Vu did an outstanding job representing me with my DUI case. He had my charges knocked down enough for me so that I only had to attend a 3 month program instead of the 9 month program that is required for the level of BAC I had. Cannot say enough good things about his service.
Posted by Mario | July 15, 2011
Excellent Lawyer
I contacted the office of Hieu Vu upon being arrested for causing an accident while driving under the influence. On top of that, I had caused bodily injury to a passenger. I had made a life altering mistake and needed help. I had never had to hire an attorney for any criminal offense in my life up to that point, and after my first meeting with Attorney Hieu Vu, I knew that I was in good hands. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and comprehensive in explaining to me the steps that we would take in order to secure me the best result in such a dire situation. I trusted him, and that was the best decision I could have made. He kept me informed of any pertinent information and was consistently there to answer any questions that I had. With Hieu Vu by my side, I neither had to step foot in a courtroom, nor a jail cell. The district attorney was demanding I spend 60 days in custody, yet Hieu Vu was able to strike a deal with the judge in which I would perform community service as an alternative to jail time. This exceptional result can be directly attributed to the hard work and aggressive defense afforded to me by an equally exceptional attorney. For that, I say thank you.
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Posted by Steve | June 27, 2011
Definitely worth it
Hieu Vu was very helpful and professional in dealing with my DUI case. He got me the best deal possible and the fines I have to pay are definitely something I would have not been able to get without him. He returned all my calls and answered all my questions. If I ever got into anymore trouble I would contact him again.
Posted by Arthur | June 26, 2011
Competent
I thought I would never drive again after I was arrested for a DUI. Hieu Vu was able to have my case thrown out of court based off of faulty police records, and my driving record was saved!
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2011
professional review
Hieu was professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and very accommodating and understanding.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Please avoid him at all costs
For me, I had an extremely unpleasant experience here. He is the most unfriendly and arrogant criminal defense lawyer in Orange County in my opinion. He has a horrible personality and very poor communication skills. This guy lacks in compassion. Almost 10 months ago, I was attacked by my roommates. I decided to hire Hieu for legal advice. He won't answer any questions unless you have paid him a retainer fee and have signed the agreement. So I paid him a retainer fee and signed the representation agreement. All the fees that I have paid him were in a timely manner. I didn't owe him anything. 1/21/2022 I have scheduled an in person meeting with him. I met him for the first time. I felt very stressed at that time. It was a difficult time for me. I thought that he was able to answer my concerns as well as my worries in an in -person meeting. He did answer some of my concerns and questions. However, there were many times that he was inclined to interrupt the conversation whenever I asked him about legal questions. He made jokes about rape. He said that it is nothing. He laughed. All his jokes he made were so inappropriate and unprofessional. It made me feel so uncomfortable. I didn't condone such rude behaviors and offensive languages. In addition to that, he asked me about my school, my major and my personal life. He has crossed the line. He has crossed my boundaries. 2/14 The day was monday. He said that he was available at 2:30 pm. This was a phone call. He didn't show up on time. He told me to wait. So I waited and I called him back. It is very unprofessional for me. I wrote him an email and said that I will pay him for his time. After that, I didn't receive any responses from him. During this phone call, he even asked me " where are you?" I said that I was out of town. Then he asked why you were not here. It is very unprofessional and inappropriate for him to ask me in a phone call. In the written agreement, it was written as " Scope of services: Scope of representation which is trial." However, there was no trial. My case is not filed. As a result, I asked him if I am entitled to a refund. He became so defensive with me through text. He replied to me, " Read it more. It is for my availability. I cover you ask the way to trial." Then he made the statement about the contract. He added " Your contract also covers my consult ( the 90 minutes you sat in my office and the numerous reassurances), my availability..." I was like "Where was 90 minutes coming from?" I sat in your office for less than an hour. And you charged me an hour for your time. I am certain that he overbilled me. Besides, his contract was too vague and generalized. He charged me a retainer fee that represents more hours than a case is likely requires.There were no terms and conditions. He didn't rewrite the contract when circumstances changed. He failed to communicate with me reasonably. He didn't inform me in writing. He charged me the fees without my knowledge and permission. For example, he charged me 10 minutes per task for the court checking. For me, it seems very unnecessary. He called " 10 minutes per task is industry standard." He charged me for the legal services that were not written in the agreement. He is rude and impatient whenever I ask him for more clarification regarding the fees. All he does is that he ignores my questions intentionally. As a client, I can not understand you unless you give me specific explanations. For me, he took advantage of my situation. He took advantage of my kindness. He took advantage of me. Please avoid him at all costs and do not waste your time. When it comes to any legal matters, take my advice- do your own research and trust your own judgment. Thank you so much for your reading!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Hieu Vu
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Pacific Coast University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shoplifting/Petty Theft
  • Case Dissmissed
  • Burglary/Vandalsim
  • Dismissed
  • DUI with 2 Accidents 6 different Prescription Drugs in System
  • Jury returned Not Guilty Verdict
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Associations

  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Deuce Defenders
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The Private Defenders
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Award for Legal Contribution to Community
  • The Private Defenders
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (60)
Given (54)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vu is a fantastic lawyer. He is well known in the DUI AND CRIMINAL defense legal field and he is great with his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hieu is a great attorney and colleague, always willing to go to the wall for his clients. I saw him argue with a judge to the point that I thought he was going to get hit with a contempt charge, but he persevered and convinced the judge not to remand his client into custody."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hieu is an excellent lawyer, a tireless and knowledgeable advocate for his clients, a nice person to deal with. You can trust his word and rely on him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vu is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is routinely sought out for his knowledge in DUI defense. Mr. Vu is smart, innovative, and most importantly, he doesn't hesitate to go to the mat for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Vu is a smart and effective attorney. He is very knowledgeable in criminal defense matters and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is an attorney that will go the extra mile. I highly recommend Mr. Vu!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hieu is a very charismatic attorney who is dedicated to his craft. Any client would be lucky to have him! I endorse Hieu fully."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"An attorney that is great at what he does and knows the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hieu is a bright and gifted attorney with an amazing blend of aggressiveness, street smarts and people skills which he uses brilliantly in defending his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Hieu. He never gives up on his cases and gets great results for his clients. His clients are always in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hieu. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hieu Vu is a dedicated, highly-skilled DUI trial lawyer, earning great outcomes in some of the state's toughest courts. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amazing DUI lawyer, don't go anywhere else."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hieu is an excellent attorney with keen sense of the issues. I would not hesitate to work with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hieu Vu is a high respected member of the Criminal Defense community of lawyers in Orange County. He comes high recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This lawyer has an expertise in DUI defense. By attending DUI seminars throughout the year to keep up on the latest in the law, field sobriety testing, blood testing, and breath testing, this attorney is an asset to the clients. This lawyer is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Hieu is smart, tough attorney. We have worked together on several matters. He is an aggressive trial lawyer that conducts himself with integrity. He is respected throughout the community and works hard to get the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hieu is a fellow lawyer in the community and is clearly one of the most scientifically knowledgeable attorneys in the field of criminal defense. His passion for criminal defense and helping those accused of DUIs is exceptional. Highly recommend him as a friend and colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Hieu is a long time friend and a great lawyer. I have known Hieu for ten years and have been greatly impressed with his perseverance. Hieu is the real deal and an amazing trial lawyer. His client are lucky to have such an advocate on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vu is a consummate professional who attends to the needs of his clients with attention to detail and does so while simultaneously employing unmatched integrity. I endorse this lawyer."
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