2018 Top 40 Young Lawyers Honoree

Michael Nguyen

San Francisco District Attorney's Office

San Francisco, CA
Michael Nguyen


Michael Nguyen is an Assistant District Attorney at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, where he currently practices in the general felonies unit. He has tried over 40 jury trials to verdict, in cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies. Michael currently serves on the Judiciary Selection Committee and was the former Mentorship Chair of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California. With the ABA, he currently Co-Chairs the Criminal Justice Section Young Lawyers Committee.

Michael twice served as Vice-Director of the Diversity & Inclusion Team and member of the National Conferences Team of the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Next year, he leads the Diversity Team as its National Director, where he will continue to work with young attorneys across the country to promote and embrace diversity within the profession. Michael received his B.A. from Harvard and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings, College of the Law