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Lan Diep believes that service is the strategy of applying local solutions to our nation's most pressing problems. In his professional and personal life, he strives to help communities gain access to justice and to further the public interest.


Most recently, Lan served as a Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellow at the Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center in San Francisco. In this capacity he led the Vietnamese American Workers' Rights Project, educating limited-English-proficient and low-income Vietnamese Americans about their rights under employment law and providing limited representation to help enforce those rights. 


Prior to that, Lan served as an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at the Mississippi Center for Justice. There, he helped low-income victims of the BP Oil Disaster - predominantly limited-English-proficient Vietnamese American fishermen who account for a third of the region’s fishermen - across the five Gulf states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida understand their rights and assisted them in filing their claims against the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. For this work he was recognized by the Huffington Post as the "Greatest Person of the Day" for April 27, 2011, by the White House as a "Champion of Change", and by President George H. W. Bush’s Points of Light Institute as its 4,748th recipient of the Daily Point of Light Award. 


Lan also provides English-to-Vietnamese interpretation and translation services to government entities, law firms, and organizations as needed.


Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 55%
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
  3. Ethics: 10%
  4. Election Campaign: 5%



Pro bono (100%)

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TXInactive 201308/17/2016
DCInactive 201307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Daily Point of Light AwardPoints of Light Institute2012
Champion of ChangeThe White House2011
Greatest Person of The DayThe Huffington Post2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest FellowLegal Aid Society Employment Law Center2013 - 2014
Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Legal FellowMississippi Center For Justice2010 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - San DiegoPolitical Science/International RelationsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of California - San DiegoHistory of War, Revolution, and Social ChangeBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Destination Law SchoolWhy Minority Students Should Consider Law School2014
Workers' Rights PresentationWorkers' Rights Under Labor & Employment Law2013
EJW Fellows Leadership Development TrainingLeveraging Your Fellowship to Establish Your Brand and Burnish Your Reputation2013
Lunchtime discussion at Case Western Reserve University Law SchoolHow To Find A Public Interest Law Fellowship2012
Immigration Action Now Week at Oberlin CollegeTwo Years After The Spill: A discussion on the environmental, legal, and practical problems faced in the Vietnamese immigrant community following the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster2012
Justice First LuncheonCrude Justice - AFJ's Documentary on the BP Oil Spill2011
42nd Annual Meeting of the Mississippi American Civil Liberties UnionThe BP Oil Disaster and the Ongoing Struggle for Civil Liberties2011
National Legal Aid and Defender Association ConferenceDisaster Law and The Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill2010