Thai American Bar Association

Directory

This list includes only TABA members who volunteered to be on the list for public distribution. The list does not constitute an endorsement or referral by TABA.

Todd Berman

3L Law Student
Practice area: Law student, exploring franchise law as a future practice area
Language skills: English, some Spanish

Amorn Bholsangngam

1100 N Main St STE D
Los Angeles, CA 90012
State Bar: CA 
Practice area: General Practice
Language skills: English (fluent), Thai (speaking)

Michael Bhotiwihok

Associate
Los Angeles Immigration Attorneys
700 S Flower St STE 2925
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213.995.6655

State Bar: FL 
Practice area: Immigration

Michelle Bussarakum

Associate
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
865 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Employment Law (advice, counseling, litigation)
Language skills: English (fluent), Thai (conversational), Spanish (conversational)

Win Chevapravatdumrong

General Counsel
Vessel

Mayasha Christian

Managing Partner
M.C. Law, P.C.
13337 South St #337
Cerritos, CA 90703
(714) 582-5857

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Family Law
Language skills: English & Thai (Conversational)

Tiffany D. Chukiat

Attorney
Stephens Friedland LLP
4695 MacArthur Court
Suite 1550
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.468.3200

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Business and Civil Litigation
Language skills: Thai (conversational), Spanish (conversational)

Jacqueline Dan

Staff Attorney, Legal Services Unit
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
12900 Garden Grove Blvd.
Suite 210
Garden Grove, CA 92843
213-977-7500 Ext. 821

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Immigration
Language skills: Vietnamese, minimal Khmer

Loan Dao



Marissa M. Dennis

Partner
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
515 S. Figueroa St.
Ninth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-955-5576

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Commercial, real estate and financial services litigation
Language skills: English

Darren Franklin

Partner
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
333 S Hope St Fl 43
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1422
213-617-5498

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Intellectual Property

Mark Friedman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Herbalife, Ltd
800 West Olympic Blvd., Ste. 406
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Language skills: English and a little Thai

Maria R. Harrington

Of Counsel
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
2050 Main Street, Suite 900
Irvine, CA 92614
949-705-3000

State Bar: CA  HI 
Practice area: Labor and Employment Litigation & Counseling

Jane N. Kespradit

Associate
Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP
1055 W. Seventh Street
Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2554
213-955-9500 Ext. 152

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Commercial Litigation
Language skills: Thai

Walaipan "Wendy" Kesthong

Financial Representative
AIG Financial Network
850-598-1709

Practice area: Insurance (business continuation planning, estate planning) and Retirement Planning; Licensed to practice in CA, FL, and AL.
Language skills: English, Thai

Kathy Khommarath

Staff Attorney
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
2533 W. Third Street
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-201-3788

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Immigration Law, Immigrants' Rights

Tanya Kiatkulpiboone

4 Park Plaza
Irvine, CA 92614
949-535-1829

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Intellectual Property
Language skills: English; Thai (Conversation only)

Michelle C. Kim

IP Attorney
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
333 S. Hope St.
43rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-617-4173

Practice area: Patent and Trademark prosecution. General IP counseling.

Byron Lau

Attorney at Law
Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-6530

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Employment Law/Litigation
Language skills: English

Benjamin Lin

Attorney at Law
State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Patent Litigation
Language skills: Mandarin

Alisa Manasantivongs

Associate
Flynn, Delich & Wise LLP
One World Trade Center
Suite 1800
Long Beach, CA 90831
562-733-2376

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Maritime / Admiralty Law
Language skills: Thai (conversational)

Yuri Mikulka

Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Park Tower
695 Town Center Drive 14th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.338.2722

Practice area: Intellectual Property, Litigation, Brand Enforcement, Digital Media

Som-usa "Mod" O'Connell

Realtor
First Team Real Estate
562-453-7729

Practice area: Real Estate
Language skills: Thai, English

Andrea Paris

Principal
Law Office of Andrea W.S. Paris
23 Corporate Plaza
Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 529-0007

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Employment; Business Disputes
Language skills: Thai; some Spanish

Sam Puathasnanon

Senior Trial Counsel
Securities and Exchange Commission
5670 Wilshire Blvd.
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Litigation, Securities

Phoebe Rattana

Law Student
Language skills: Thai and English

Ray Rutngamlug

Special Counsel
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20006-6801
202-747-1934

State Bar: DC  NY 
Practice area: Communications

Panida Rzonca

Directing Attorney
Thai Community Development Center
6376 Yucca Street
Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-468-2555

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Human Rights, Immigration, Labor, Family, Housing
Language skills: English and Thai

Tanasawat Jacob Satayaviboon

Attorney
Oaknell Borigan, LLP
450 N Brand Blvd, Suite 600
Glendale, CA 90039
818-291-6270

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Estate Planning, Immigration, Small Business
Language skills: English and Thai

Yanin Senachai

Staff Attorney
Asian American Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd.
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-241-0253

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Employment Law, Immigration
Language skills: Thai (conversational)

Sotivear Sim

Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
700 E. Carson St.
#2
Long Beach, CA 90802
(415) 515-2406

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Immigration; Family Law
Language skills: Khmer; Spanish

Sanya Sukduang

Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-408-4377

State Bar: DC 
Practice area: Intellectual Property, Patents, Litigation

Christopher T. Sukhaphadhana

Patent Counsel
Mattel, Inc.
333 Continental Blvd.
MS M1-1518
El Segundo, CA 90245
State Bar: CA  IL 
Practice area: Intellectual Property, Patents
Language skills: English and conversational Thai

Tammy Sumontha

Managing Attorney
Law Offices of Tammy Sumontha
750 B Street
Suite 3300
San Diego, CA 92101
619-734-7345

State Bar: NY 
Practice area: U.S. Immigration law and Thai laws
Language skills: Thai, Lao, Spanish and English

Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched

Associate
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
333 S. Hope Street
43rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Business Litigation
Language skills: Conversational Thai

Janel Thamkul

Associate Corporate Counsel
Google, Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
State Bar: CA 
Language skills: Thai, conversational French, basic German

Prayut Alexander Therathanakorn

Experienced Associate
Price Waterhouse Coopers
601 S. Figueroa St., 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-830-8303

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Taxation
Language skills: English, Thai

Vincent Tong

Founding Attorney
Tong Law
409 Thirteenth Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
510-371-7835

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Employment law, business law, trademarks and copyrights law, real estate and landlord/tenant law.
Language skills: Mandarin Chinese

Janet L. Tongsuthi

Research Attorney
California Court of Appeal
300 South Spring Street
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Appellate
Language skills: English

Phatchara Udomsin

Staff Attorney
Thai Community Development Center
6376 Yucca St., STE. B
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-2555

State Bar: CA  HI 
Language skills: Fluent in Thai and English

Proud Usahacharoenporn

Associate
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
611 Anton Blvd., Suite 1400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-338-1885

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Business litigation
Language skills: Conversational Thai

Phunphilas Dow Viravan

Attorney
Law Offices of Phunphila Viravan
3230 E. Imperial Highway
Suite 207
Brea, CA 92821
714-854-8030

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Probate, Real Estate
Language skills: Thai

Dennise D. Willett

Senior Counsel to the U.S. Attorney; Chief, Santa Ana Branch Office
US Attorney's Office
411 West Fourth Street
Suite 8000
Santa Ana, CA 92701
State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Federal Criminal Prosecutor
Language skills: Spanish (fluent); Thai (conversational)

Connie Charoonsrisavasd Wood

General Counsel
Wound Care Advantage, LLC

State Bar: CA 
Practice area: Corporate, Business, Health Care, Medical Malpractice, Compliance
Language skills: Thai

Cynthia A. Zuzga

Superior Court Commissioner
Los Angeles Superior Court
10025 Bellflower Blvd.
Dept. 1
Bellflower, CA 90706
562-345-3330

State Bar: CA  MI