Member Spotlights

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  • Saturday, January 20, 2024 10:17 PM | Anonymous

    Deborah Kwon is a criminal prosecutor at the Orange County District Attorney's Office. She has experience prosecuting a wide range of cases, from serious and violent felonies to white collar crimes. Prior to joining the OCDA, she was a prosecutor at the Tulare County District Attorney's Office, specializing in child abuse and crimes against peace officers. Deborah is a board member of the Southern California branch of the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA) and is an active member in the OCBA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

    Deborah completed her undergraduate education at UCLA. She graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law with a certificate in Criminal Legal Practice. She is also certified in Dispute Resolution by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 12:28 AM | Anonymous

    DHK’s career has been exclusively dedicated to family law in Orange County. She currently practices at Minyard Morris and has been named U.S. News’ Best Lawyers- Ones to Watch for the third year in a row. She believes legal advocacy in family law should be thoughtful yet efficient- never losing sight of the real-life impacts this legal process has on her clients. She is one of OCAABA’s newest board members but has been involved since law school. The memories and connections she has fostered through OCAABA motivate her to remain an active member. She is part of the Judicial and Social Committee.  She’ll spearhead several social events this year and looks forward to helping OCAABA successfully host its members and serve its community.

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 9:49 PM | Anonymous


    OCAABA proudly endorsed Sharon Oh-Kubisch for OCBA Secretary.

    OCAABA proudly endorsed Justin Fong for OCBA Director at Large.

    Voting closed at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

    More info:

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    Charles was an Electrical Engineer graduated cum laude and worked at fortune 100 technology-based companies prior to becoming an attorney.

    He has 5 published court opinions including one issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trademark Fair-Use doctrine, 543 U.S. 111, and obtained several favorable ITC 337 rulings and outcomes. Charles is a member of the California State Bar and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    He practices Intellectual Property and business litigation; patent and trademark prosecution; and business transactions. He is a shareholder in the law firm of Wu & Reddy, a professional corporation in Irvine, California.  

    Charles grew up in New Jersey and the New York area.

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2023 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    James Pack is a Partner in the Irvine office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.  He provides immigration counsel to large, medium and small companies in a wide range of industries, including developing wireless technologies, animated feature film production, video game development and pharmaceuticals.
    He is a graduate of Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, a California Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, and a former Chair of the Southern California Chapter of the American Lawyers Association.  

    James currently serves on the Orange County Bar Association Board of Directors.
  • Friday, June 09, 2023 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura (Ret.) served as the presiding judge for the nation’s seventh-largest court (144 judicial officers and 1,500 employees) during 2019 and 2020 and joined JAMS as a neutral in 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he personally came into the courthouse every workday from March to late November 2020, leading the court in safely conducting 200 in-person jury trials and signing 40 administrative orders without a single criminal case dismissal for violating a criminal defendant’s speedy trial rights.

    He has received the Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and served on the Executive Committee of the National Association for Presiding Judges and Court Executive Officers. Judge Nakamura was elected president of the California Asian – Pacific American Judges Association and has served on the State Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee and the Executive Board of the California Judges Association. He is a past president of OCAABA and the Orange County Japanese American Lawyers Association.

    He has also received awards from the Japanese American Bar Association of Los Angeles, the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County American Board of Trial Advocates, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and OCAABA.

  • Friday, April 07, 2023 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    Raymond Chan is a patent attorney and partner in the Irvine office of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, where he focuses on patent litigation, taking the lead role on technical aspects in cases involving a diverse range of technologies, including automotive lighting, biotechnology, polymer chemistry, and telecommunications.  He has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UCLA and a law degree from Fordham University.  In addition to OCAABA’s Pipeline Committee, he is also a member of Procopio’s Racial Equity Task Force.  On the weekend, you may find him plodding along on his bicycle in Irvine, unless he has taken it apart again for maintenance or "upgrades."

  • Friday, March 03, 2023 6:14 PM | Anonymous

    Nelson Vu is Senior Corporate Counsel at Consensus Cloud Solutions (NASDAQ: CCSI) (formerly part of Ziff Davis) where he is responsible for supporting the company’s global legal matters, including negotiating contracts, evaluating compliance issues and advising on general corporate matters.  Nelson is also a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council at Consensus where he works to develop policies, programs and a community at work that fosters cultural competence, responsiveness and awareness. Prior to Consensus, Nelson was Corporate Counsel at Microsemi Corporation (now part of Microchip Technology Inc.)

  • Monday, February 06, 2023 4:12 PM | Anonymous


    Tony Wang is a corporate partner in the Newport Beach offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private equity, venture capital, merger and acquisition, and cross-border US/Asia-related transactions. Tony's clients span numerous industries including telecommunications, media, software/technology, manufacturing, energy, and real estate. In addition to serving on his firm's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Community Legal Services Committee, Tony is also active with various local community organizations - serving as a director on the Boards of the Public Law Center and OCBA Charitable Fund.

  • Friday, January 13, 2023 8:50 PM | Anonymous

    Denise H.D. Koeller exclusively practices family law in Orange County at Minyard Morris. She believes legal advocacy should be thoughtful, yet efficient, never losing sight of the real life impacts this legal process has on her clients. She is an active participant in the Public Law Center's Southeast Asian Legal Outreach clinic and OCAABA where she recently spearheaded the Moon Festival and continues to be an active social committee member.

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