Hung V. Nguyen

Hung V. Nguyen, Shareholder
Hung V. Nguyen, Shareholder
hung@nguyenlawfirm.net

Hung V. Nguyen started his legal career as an assistant general counsel for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (Miami-Dade County) where he was a legal adviser to judges in the probate and civil divisions. He gained invaluable experience working for the court and brings that experience to serve his clients in private practice. After leaving the court system, Hung worked for over a decade with a well respected local firm where he rose from associate attorney to managing partner.

The firm was started with the goal of delivering precise, results-oriented legal services in a cost-effective manner. We strive to deliver the highest level of client service with a no-nonsense approach to legal problems.

The firm focuses its practice on probate, trust & guardianship law, and commercial litigation. Hung frequently lectures in the areas of probate, trust and guardianship litigation. He is actively involved with the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL Section) where he serves on the Executive Council and is the former chair of the Guardianship, Power of Attorney, and Advance Directives Committee. He received the RPPTL Section’s inaugural fellowship for 2008-2010, its Rising Star award, and was an active member of the Probate Rules Committee.

In addition, Hung is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator.


Areas of Practice

  • Probate Law
  • Trust Law
  • Guardianship Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation

Certified Legal Specialties

Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit-Civil Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Texas, Austin, B.A. – 1998
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, J.D. cum laude – 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asian American Advisory Board, Miami-Dade County, Member, Executive Committee, 2007 – 2010
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, President, 2007 – 2008
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, Treasurer, 2006 – 2007
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member, Probate and Guardianship Committee
  • Florida Bar, Member, 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2009 – 2012
  • Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2009 – Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member, Executive Council
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member, Probate Law and Procedure Committee
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member, Probate and Trust Litigation Committee
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member, Trust Law Committee
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Guardianship, Power of Attorney, and Advance Directives Committee, Chair, 2014 – 2017
  • Florida Probate Rules Committee, 2013 – 2016
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, Member, Ad Hoc Study Committee on Estate Planning Conflict of Interest
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Trust and Estate Committee, Co-Founder, Co-Chair, 2015 – 2017
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Member of Board of Directors, 2017 – Present

Speaking Engagements (non-exhaustive list)

  • Annual Case Law Update, Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami, Miami, Florida, April, 2011
  • Annual Case Law Update, Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami, Miami, Florida, April, 2013
  • Probate and Trust Litigation Committee: Show Me the Money: A Primer on Collecting Money Judgments, Florida Bar RPPTL Section, St. Petersburg, Florida, May, 2013
  • Elder Law Section Annual Update: Litigation Update, Florida Bar Elder Law Section, Orlando, Florida, January, 2014
  • Elder Law Section Annual Update: Litigation Update, Florida Bar Elder Law Section, Orlando, Florida, January, 2015
  • Real Property Issues in Probate Proceedings and the Conveyance of Real Property in Probate, Dade County Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Committee, Miami, Florida, April, 2015
  • Florida Legislative Update 2015, Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami, Miami, Florida, May, 2015
  • 35th Annual RPPTL Legislative and Case Law Update: Guarding Against Guardianships, Florida Bar RPPTL Section, Palm Beach, Florida, July, 2015
  • Guardianship, Power of Attorney and Advance Directives Legislative Update, Florida Bar RPPTL Section CLE, online webinar, November, 2015
  • Ethical Considerations in Guardianships, Florida Bar RPPTL Section CLE, Orlando, Florida, March, 2016
  • Probate Training Seminar, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Miami, Florida, April, 2016
  • The Trial of Minoru Yasui: The Constitution in a Time of War (Trial Reenactment by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida), Director, Miami, Florida, October, 2016
  • Death and Divorce: Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, San Diego, California, November, 2016
  • Adversary Proceedings in Probate and Guardianship Cases, Dade County Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Law Committee, Miami, Florida, December, 2016
  • Big Changes: Guardianship Legislative and Case Law Update, Palm Beach County
    Bar Association, West Palm Beach, Florida, February, 2017
  • Judicial Panel on Guardianship Proceedings and Practice Tips, Florida Bar RPPTL Section Guardianship Seminar 2017: “Guardian’s Island,” Moderator, Miami, Florida, April, 2017
  • Florida Legislative Update 2017, Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami, Miami, Florida, May, 2017
  • 37th Annual RPPTL Legislative and Case Law Update: 2017 Guardianship Legislative and Administrative Law Update, Florida Bar RPPTL Section, Palm Beach, Florida, July, 2017
  • Anatomy of a Will Contest: Dissecting a Will Contest Through the Lens of Several High-Profile Celebrity Cases, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., November, 2017
  • Top 10 Things About Probate, Trust, and Guardianship Law a Plaintiff’s Lawyer Should Know, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 2018
  • Dealing With Clients With Diminished Capacity and Other Litigation and Guardianship Related Issues, Ave Maria School of Law Estate Planning Conference, Naples, Florida, May, 2018

Published Articles

  • Contributor to Actionline, a publication by the Florida Bar RPPTL Section
  • Legal Consultant, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Florida Estate Practice, 2005
  • The Morgenthau Creditors’ Claim Trap, Co-Author with Eric Virgil, ActionLine, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4, 2012
  • The Shifting Landscape of Guardianship Law: Three Consecutive Years of Changes, The Florida Bar Journal, Sept./Oct. 2016
  • Exploring the Limits of Parens Patriae From Two Recent Guardianship Cases, Co-Author with Stacy Rubel, ActionLine, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4, Summer 2017
  • Do I Need to be Rich to Have a Will?, Co-Author with Jacobeli Behar, Miami Herald, South Florida Legal Guide, Jan. 8, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Florida Bar RPPTL Fellowship, 2008 – 2010
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top Young Attorneys in Florida, as published by the Wall Street Journal & Miami Magazine, June 2012
  • Up and Comers, as published by Florida Trend, July 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2010
  • Top Up and Comers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2009
  • Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2018
  • Florida Bar RPPTL Section’s 2014-15 Rising Star Award
  • Dade County Bar Association, Probate and Guardianship Law Committee 2014-15 Outstanding Dedication at the 2015 Legislative Session in Guardianship Law

Languages

  • Vietnamese