WE ARE A PASSIONATE EDUCATION LAW & ADVOCACY PRACTICE
HELPING STUDENTS, WHILE SUPPORTING THEIR FAMILIES.
We truly believe every child's individualized education deserves individualized advocacy. To make this happen, we take great effort to accommodate every family's unique dynamics to ensure the most successful outcome possible for the student's education.
Tony Tai Nguyen, Esq.
Meet Tony Tai
As a Vietnamese immigrant, serving a diverse community is not a newly acquired interest for Tony.
Tony's began his professional career with the Garden Grove Police Department where he served in several assignments, including the Youth Services Unit. In that role, Tony collaborated with School Resource Officers and Juvenile Detectives in education-related matters such as crimes at school, School Attendance Review Boards (S.A.R.B), truancy reduction, and missing/runaway juveniles.
Tony gained his legal expertise while working at a special education law firm in San Diego where he conducted complex research on education law issues to help students receive an appropriate education. Tony later honed his legal skills by providing pro bono legal representation to foster children in Special Education at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Education Law Project.
Tony's unique law enforcement and education law experience serves as a great advantage for his clients and enhances his capacity to diligently investigate student matters and comprehend the underlying issues of educational concerns.
Aside from practicing law, Tony uses his Vietnamese bilingual abilities to raise special education awareness among various non-profit groups that serve children including, Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC), Project FOCUS (For Our Children’s Ultimate Success), Compassionate Service Society (CompaSS), Project MotiVATe, Vietnamese Parents of Disabled Children Association (VPDCA), and Regional Centers. Tony also provides professional training to organizations such as Orange County Head Start, Inc., Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, and the Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA).
Tony serves on the board of directors for Team of Advocates for Special Kids (T.A.S.K.) and actively volunteers as a Pro Bono Attorney with various organizations throughout California.
In Tony's leisure time, he enjoys being outdoors and dining at "foodie spots" with his family, friends, and pet dog, "Sushi." Tony also loves to talk sports, especially if it involves the Lakers, Chargers, or Angels.