Rick is a first-chair trial attorney with extensive courtroom experience. Rick concentrates his litigation practice in construction, commercial litigation, government contracting, financial services, and real estate.
He has significant experience in business litigation matters, eminent domain, government contracting, intellectual property, products liability, healthcare, and land use. He has litigated cases throughout the United States with significant experience in the state and federal courts of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Rick has represented clients in all aspects of the construction industry including owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals. He has represented various energy clients on their litigation matters. Rick also completed a secondment as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 energy company where he handled litigation and real estate matters.
In business, Rick has provided all level of services including advice, strategy, litigation, and settlement negotiations. In the area of business litigation, he has a broad range of experience that includes contract disputes, trade secrets, financial services disputes, employment litigation, government contracting, products liability, easement issues, successor liability, zoning issues, patent litigation, defamation, and licensing matters. Rick was recognized for helping his client obtain one of the largest settlements in Virginia for that year.
Rick is an active member of the community. He is President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia. Rick previously was the chair of the Circuit Court Committee of the Fairfax Bar Association. Rick supported the business community as a board member for the Dulles Area Chamber of Commerce and for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce. He was also a board member of the University of Virginia’s Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network. He is also a member of Leadership Fairfax, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Fairfax County through public service. Rick further served his community as a member and chairman of the Board of Directors of Second Story (previously Alternative House), an emergency shelter for run-away teens, young mothers, and at-risk youth.
President, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
Member and Co-Chair, Judicial Screening Committee, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
Former Chair, Circuit Court Committee, Fairfax Bar Association
Co-chair, General Civil Litigation Standing Committee, Fairfax Bar Association 2011- 2013
Board Member, Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network of the University of Virginia (UVA-AAPAAN)
Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers Division, Virginia Bar Association, 2005-2008
President, Young Lawyers Section, Fairfax Bar Association
Member, Northern Virginia Chapter, Federal Bar Association
Member, Vietnamese American Bar Association of Greater D.C.
Named to “Legal Elite,” Civil Litigation, Virginia Business, 2011-2012, 2020
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018-2021
Named, "Top Attorney", Arlington Magazine, 2019
Named to “Virginia Super Lawyers,” Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2019
Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America, 2017
Named to “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers,” Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2017
Named to “Virginia Rising Stars,” Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011