Attorney Licensee Profile
Tam Nguyen #159601
This licensee is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
License Status: Disbarred
Address: Tam Nguyen & Associates, 1091 Woodminster Dr, San Jose, CA 95121
County: Santa Clara County
Phone Number: (408) 876-8766
Fax Number: (408) 993-0527
Law School: Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose; San Jose CA
State Bar Court Cases
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December 24, 2004
TAM NGUYEN [#159601], 48, of San Jose was suspended for five years, stayed, placed on five years of probation with a 45-day actual suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Dec. 24, 2004.Nguyen stipulated that he misused his client trust account by writing checks against insufficient funds, releasing checks to clients prior to their funds actually being in the account and depositing and commingling personal and client funds.In mitigation, Nguyen’s clients demanded the immediate release of settlement funds and he felt an obligation to comply with their demands, even when settlement checks had not cleared. He has no prior record of discipline and he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.
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