A PASSIONATE EDUCATION LAW & ADVOCACY PRACTICE
HELPING STUDENTS, WHILE SUPPORTING THEIR FAMILIES.
I genuinely believe in providing personalized advocacy for every child's individualized education. To achieve this, I work diligently to accommodate the unique dynamics of each family, aiming for the best possible outcome for the student's education.
Meet Tony Tai Nguyen
As a Vietnamese immigrant, my commitment to serving a diverse community has deep roots.
I began my professional career with the Garden Grove Police Department, where I held various positions, including the Youth Services Unit. In this role, I collaborated with School Resource Officers and Juvenile Detectives on education-related matters, such as school-related crimes, School Attendance Review Boards (S.A.R.B), truancy reduction, and missing/runaway juveniles.
I further developed my legal expertise while working at a special education law firm in San Diego. There, I conducted intricate research on education law issues to ensure students received an appropriate education. My dedication to advocacy led me to provide pro bono legal representation to foster children in Special Education through the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Education Law Project.
My unique blend of experience in law enforcement and education law greatly benefits my clients, enhancing my ability to investigate student matters diligently and understand the underlying issues related to educational concerns. As the only Vietnamese-speaking special education attorney in California, I am uniquely positioned to bridge language barriers.
Beyond my legal practice, I share my expertise through various training sessions and conference workshops, helping professionals, non-profit organizations, and families within the community gain a practical understanding of special education rights. Looking ahead to 2023, my professional goals include advocating for students in under-represented rural communities and organizing the first Vietnamese conference for families with kids with disabilities in Orange County.
In my leisure time, I enjoy outdoor activities and dining at local "foodie spots" with family and friends. I'm also an avid sports enthusiast, especially when it involves fantasy sports, the Lakers, Chargers, or Angels.