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Theresa Thi Nguyen

Probate Attorney at Renton, WA

5.0   4 reviews

About Theresa

Learn Theresa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Other
    25%

  2. Probate
    20%
    Will administration, appointment of personal representative, distributions, intestacy, and other probate matters and proceedings.

  3. Business
    15%
    Incorporation, LLC, partnerships, corporations, S corporations, contracts, shareholder agreements, articles of incorporation, buy sell agreements, consent resolutions, sale and purchase, business related real estate transactions and all other business contracts.

  4. Tax
    15%
    IRS, Washington DOR, L&I, ESD, tax debts, liens, levy, garnishment, offer in compromise, installment agreement, currently not collectible, and other tax related matters.

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Power of attorney, wills, trusts, probate, marital agreements, prenuptial, postnuptial, living will, and other estate planning documents.

  6. Real estate
    10%

  7. Immigration
    5%
    Fiancé visa, family based visa, adjustment of status, alien relative, employment visa, removal of conditional residence, naturalization, DACA, and other immigration related issues.

Theresa Nguyen is an energetic and resourceful, English- and Vietnamese-speaking lawyer based in Renton, Washington. She takes pride in serving residents and business owners in King County, which she has been a part of for over 20 years, and surrounding local communities. For her, it is an honor giving back and adding value to the citizens of Seattle-Tacoma, whom continue to nurture her in becoming an elite attorney. Currently, Theresa is living her long-dreamt childhood dreams of becoming an attorney, entrepreneur and soon, philanthropist. 

Theresa passionately advocates for fairness & justice and fights for her client’s rights as a business owner, homeowner, investor, spouse. Growing up, Theresa witnessed a countless number of injustices among family and friends, and could only watch helplessly as the events unfolded. Today, as an attorney equipped with the right education and training, Theresa defends against her client’s infringement of rights, helps clients prepare and shield themselves from liability, and strives to correct wrongdoings that unveil within any business transaction, marriage, or contract dispute. 

Theresa's law office focuses on helping citizens protect their assets, build better businesses and secure their legacy. Clients leverage Theresa’s expertise and passion for the law and are empowered to a higher standard of living. Her very nature is to add value to the people and community she serves. 

The services she provides come from her experiences assisting her entrepreneurial family and friends in both business and legal aspects. Since a young adult, she has aided them in a wide array of tasks such as business planning and operations (took out the rest of sentence). 

Her abilities grew exponentially after acquiring her Juris Doctorate, Masters in Taxation Law and engaging in pro bono work at the Federal Tax Clinic. During this time, she also contributed as a legal intern for prestigious law firms, an Associate Managing Editor for an internationally published law journal, and a Board Treasurer for the Association of Business Law Students (ALBS). 

Theresa continues to gain knowledge and experience in Business and Law. Along the way, she builds strong, mutually-beneficial relationships with her clients and peers. Simply, the world is a better place when we all help each other out.

She encourages anyone who is considering hiring a lawyer to contact her for a consultation or invite her to lunch (given scheduling availability). 

Whenever there’s a need for legal advice or action, it’s always best to explore all your options. The sooner the better because later usually costs more.
Theresa often contributes her parents as her main source of inspiration and role models. It’s hard not to admire a father and mother of nine, working hard to make a foreign country their home. Although they were unable to speak much English, they were able to provide their children with the opportunity to succeed in life and that’s what they did. 

Through entrepreneurship, Theresa’s father was able to support his large family and also keep it together. His family was an integral part in all his business ventures - everyone contributed to the success. As some families grow apart in time, his grew closer. As some family ties get weaker, his got stronger. 

Family values, strong work ethic and giving back to the community. That’s what Theresa was taught growing up and now lives to represent and defend.
 

Education and Experience


• Received an Associate’s Degree at the age of 18 via the Running Start program.
• B.A. Business Administration with Management Concentration, Albers School of Business, Seattle University
• J.D. Juris Doctorate, Shepard Broad College of Law, Nova Southeastern University
• LL.M. Master of Law in Taxation, School of Law, University of Washington
• Economics Business Plan Competition, Alber’s School of Business and Economics, Seattle Washington
• Legal Intern, Law Office of Maryann Di Re, Tacoma Washington
• Attorney of Counsel, Legal Intern, Ortiz & Gosalia, PLLC, Redmond Washington
• Volunteer Attorney at the University of Washington School of Law Federal Tax Clinic
• CALI Excellence for the Future in Wills & Trusts Award
• ILSA Honors for Scholastic and Literary Achievement Award
• Board Treasurer, Association of Business Law Students
• Associate Managing Editor, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law

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Licensed for 8 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Theresa

Law Office of Theresa Nguyen, PLLC
1500 Benson Rd. South #203
Renton, WA, 98055

Reviews

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Posted by lenore | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
probate
I sure wished I would have met Theresa before I hired the lawyers I had. This was a long drawn out case. My previous attorney withdrew from my case two months before the trial. My lawyer advised me to find a contingent lawyer, nobody wanted anything to do with a long complicated case, until I met Theresa. She is not a contingent lawyer but I was very pleased with her help. I had nobody to go to and I was broken. I got down and personal with her, she new in her heart what I was going through and she took me on as a client even though she was busy with all of her clients, she made time for me. I couldn't have done it without her. Theresa is a kind, sweet, down to earth kind of person. I will never forget her and I will always refer her to all my friends
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Posted by Luis | March 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex Immigration Case that Resulted in LPR Status
Theresa helped my wife and I with an incredibly complex and stressful immigration case that resulted in my wife's I-485 (Adjustment of Status) case approved! She's had an immeasurable impact in our lives and we'll always be grateful. We hired Theresa in late 2015 on a set of USCIS applications that required us to work together until February of 2017. She even attended our interview with USCIS in January. Along the way Theresa was always professional and helped us maneuver the complex US immigration system. Thank you Theresa!
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Posted by Thien | October 8, 2015
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Real Estate transfer Made Simple
I hired Theresa to help my family and I do a real estate title transfer. Theresa did a great job in making sure that the process was quick and easy. It was all taken care of all in one visit. Even nicer, Theresa followed up with me a few weeks later to make sure I've received my documents ok. Now that is good customer service!!
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Response from Theresa Nguyen October 8, 2015
Thanks Thien! It was great representing you. I always try my best, from A to Z. Let me know if you ever need more help, I am here for you.
Posted by Kim | October 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's even great with Probates
Even though Theresa specializes in Business and Taxation laws, she even great with Probates! The reason why I didn't choose a Attorney who specialized in probate but her instead is trust. I fully trust in her to represent me in my best interest. She communicates regularly with updates and is easy to get in touch with when needed. My probate wrapped up very quickly than expected! She definately will be my laywer for all law related questions. I highly recommend her!
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Response from Theresa Nguyen October 6, 2015
It was a pleasure representing you. I hope I get good luck and always will keep receiving clients like you Kim! I'm am sincerely happy we found you a solution.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-315 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Theresa Nguyen, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ortiz & Gosalia, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2017

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Earl Cook
  • Successfully Probated

Associations

  • University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic
  • Student Attorney
  • 2014 - 2015
  • ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Associate Managing Editor
  • 2013 - 2014
  • ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Junior Associate
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Association of Business Law Students
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Awards

  • Honors for Scholastic and Literary Achievement
  • ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • 2014
  • Wills & Trusts
  • CALI Excellance for the Future
  • 2013

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning: How does it work?
  • Debunking The Myths of Wills
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Theresa
Litigation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She truly cares for her clients and works for their best interests."
Litigation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is refreshing to have worked on a case with Ms. Nguyen. She combines exceptional preparation with strong courtroom demeanor. Her clients are kept informed and understand how the litigation process unfolds. I would recommend Ms. Nguyen to anyone that is in need of a good litigation attorney."
Tax Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Theresa Nguyen is an excellent tax attorney. In my bankruptcy and debt defense practice, I refer out quite a bit in this area. All clients have been very satisfied and the results excellent. I unhesitatingly endorse Ms. Nguyen and refer in confidence."
Tax Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Theresa is a sharp, detail-oriented attorney, who creates efficient, and tailored solutions for her clients that are encountering very complex tax issues. I have also witnessed first hand how empathetic Theresa is with her clients, which makes her an excellent lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had had the privilege of working with Theresa Nguyen on several legal matters. Theresa's values are always clearly on display, namely: diligence, relentless work ethic, and great care to complete a task correctly. Theresa is well respected in her community and is a highly competent legal professional."
Tax Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Theresa is very professional and knowledgeable when it comes to tax issues, and she works very well with her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has built a reputation for excellence and highly effective advocacy. She is willing to go the extra mile for her clients and is well respected within the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nga (Theresa) is a wonderful attorney who provides excellent service to her clients. She is dedicated and hardworking and has been a great source of knowledge for me when I have had business questions."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Theresa is a great attorney and she gives her clients the attention they deserve. She is knowledgeable and puts in 110% to her work with the utmost professionalism."
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Renton Probate Lawyer Theresa Thi Nguyen
Theresa Thi Nguyen
Probate Attorney
Renton, WA
Licensed for 8 years