Phi Nguyen is the Litigation Director for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta. She focuses on impact litigation in the areas of voter rights and immigrant rights. Since joining Advancing Justice-Atlanta in early 2017, Phi has helped block a Georgia state law that restricted voters’ right to an interpreter at the polls and represented a class of Vietnamese immigrants suing the federal government over the indefinite nature of their detention in ICE centers.
Phi specialized in medical malpractice defense for several years before dedicating herself to community-centered civil rights litigation. She has nine years of litigation experience and has completed six jury trials. Phi graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 and the Georgia State University School of Law in 2009. Growing up in the South as a Vietnamese American with refugee parents, Phi's life experiences formed into her passion to protect and promote the civil rights of the AAPIs. Phi was introduced to Advancing Justice-Atlanta in 2016 when she partnered with them to lead Vietnamese Voices, a voter registration drive targeting Vietnamese Americans; this became a jumping point for further grassroots efforts to politically mobilize AAPI communities. Outside of her legal practice, Phi co-produces Wake Up, Atlanta, a web series dedicated to educating and civically empowering AAPI millennials in Georgia.