Willie Nguyen

Deputy County Counsel

Willie joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2020.  He is a member of the Civil and Code Enforcement Team, representing the County in administrative proceedings to enforce various County ordinances.  Willie is also a member of the Environment and Land Use Team, advising County departments on a variety of legal issues.  Prior to joining the County, Willie served as Staff Counsel for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, helping to protect California workers from workplace health and safety hazards.  He also was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a staff attorney at Legal Aid at Work.  Before going to law school, Willie was a member of Teach for America and taught elementary school in Oakland, California. 

Willie’s professional expertise includes:

  • Administrative and civil litigation
  • Employment law
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Administrative rulemaking

Education

  • University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2001

    • Vice President, Student Bar Association
    • Board Member, Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), B.A., 1995

Professional Associations

  • Board Member, Southeast Asian Resource and Action Center (2005-2009)
  • Board Member and Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (2003-2008)

Prior Experience

  • Staff Counsel at the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (2009-2020)
  • Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2007-2009)
  • Staff Attorney at Legal Aid at Work (2001-2007)

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