Richard D. Hoang

SUMMARY

Richard D. Hoang is a trial attorney in the firm’s Inland Empire office. Mr. Hoang’s practice primarily focuses on general business litigation, general casualty litigation, products liability, public entity liability, and professional
liability including the representation of architects, engineers, and legal professionals. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hoang represented employers in a wide variety of employment law matters before both administrative agencies and courts, and physicians and hospitals in professional negligence actions.

As an adjunct professor at two local law schools, Richard is committed to fostering success in the next generation of attorneys. He teaches classes on subjects including civil procedure, legal ethics, evidence, legal research and
writing, and criminal law.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Los Angeles County Bar Association

EXPERIENCE

Defense of Driver in Personal Injury Claim: Mr. Hoang served as lead trial counsel for a driver defendant in an auto versus auto lawsuit where the driver rear-ended plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff claimed significant injuries to his back and neck as a result of this accident. At issue was whether this accident caused plaintiff’s injuries. Despite admitting fault for the accident, the jury agreed with the defense that plaintiff’s injuries were not caused by the accident. After deliberating for 20 minutes, the jury returned with a unanimous defense verdict.

Defense of Public Entity in Personal Injury Claim: Mr. Hoang successfully represented a public entity in an action where plaintiff tripped over a sidewalk defect. Plaintiff alleged the public entity failed to properly maintain the sidewalk and had notice of the defect. Mr. Hoang successfully obtained summary judgment demonstrating that the sidewalk was not a dangerous condition of public property as a matter of law.

Defense of Public Entity in Personal Injury Claim: Mr. Hoang successfully represented a public entity in an action where plaintiff fell going down an escalator. Plaintiff alleged the public entity failed to properly maintain the
escalator. Mr. Hoang successfully obtained summary judgment showing that the cause of plaintiff’s fall was speculative and thus, the escalator was not a dangerous condition of public property as a matter of law.

PUBLICATIONS/SEMINARS

Revisiting E-Discovery, LACBA County Bar Update (January 2013), Vol. 33, No. 1.

Marketing Legal Services With Group Coupons, LACBA County Bar Update (June/July 2012), Vol. 32, No. 6.