Currently representing numerous Vietnamese-American clients who have suffered losses due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Counsel to the Vietnamese American Fisherman Emergency Association and the Vietnamese American Fisherman And Oil Spill Victims Emergency Association, the largest associations of Vietnamese fishers in the country.
In Re San Jacinto River Dioxin
Representing numerous victims in prosecuting this mass torts litigation.
In re Toyota
Currently representing 727 Vietnamese-American clients who have suffered injuries and diminishment-of-value losses due to defects involving certain Toyota models’ accelerator and braking systems.
Labor Exploitation Litigation
Currently representing Vietnamese laborers who were victims of an elaborate human trafficking scheme that resulted in their being transported from Vietnam to the United States under false pretenses. Together with co-counsel, obtained a $60 million judgmentfor the case. To augment its collection efforts, The Tammy Tran Law Firm, together with co-counsel, has filed a federal lawsuit bringing claims against the principals and co-conspirators for human trafficking.
The lawsuits have brought freedom for the workers and resulted in the human trafficking awareness globally; the majority of the workers and their families have been approved for T visas to become residents in the United States.
Sherman Bus Crash Litigation
Currently representing 54 claimants—passengers and family members of passengers—who were injured in a 2008 bus crash that claimed 18 lives and left the remaining 38 passengers with critical injuries.
Texas Shrimp Litigation
Represented thousands of Vietnamese-American shrimpers in the Gulf Coast who successfully challenged proposed state regulations that would reduce shrimpers’ ability to shrimp along the Texas coast.
Represented hundreds of Vietnamese-Americanclaimants who were injured by diet drugs.
Vietnamese-American Nail Hair Facial Association
Currently serving as Co-Chair of the Vietnamese-American Nail Hair Facial Association, representing over 2,000 Vietnamese-American cosmetologists on a pro bono basis. A number of them became Christians
Paxil and Zoloft: Currently representing mothers whose children have birth defects as a result of anti-depressants such as Paxil, Xanax, and Zoloft taken during pregnancy.
Actos: Currently representing and screening thousands of Vietnamese-American clients who have type 2 diabetes and took Actos for more than two years.
Representing hundreds of victims in the Pearl River Spill caused by Temple Inland, Inc. on August 7, 2011. Appointed by the Federal Judge of the Eastern District to serve on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee.
Principal, The Tammy Tran Law Firm
1998 - present
Practice centers on complex mass tort litigation cases and commercial litigation in state and federal courts
Of Counsel, Fulbright &Jaworski LLP
1987 – 1990, 1992 - 1997
Practice primarily involved state, national, and international complex commercial and product liability litigation, including high-profile 3,000 breast-implant and personal injury cases
Law Clerk, The Honorable Melinda Harmon, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
1990 - 1992
Assisted the Court in handling its docket, including commercial, banking, and multidistrict litigation matters
Briefing Clerk, Tindall& Foster LLP
Assisted in preparation of cases dealing with international clients regarding international and immigration law
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1986
First Vietnamese-American to be admitted to UT Law
Dean’s Achievement Award in Banking Law
St. Mary’s University, B.A. summa cum laude, English Communications Arts, 1982
HONORS,CONTRIBUTIONS, AND RECOGNITION
Named one of the "10 Most Influential Vietnamese American Women in 2012" by the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of Houston.
Worked to add Vietnamese street names in parts of downtown Houston in 1997.
Served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Inauguration of Lee B. Brown as mayor of the City of Houston.
Served on the Board of Directors of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority.
Volunteer, missionary work in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Africa.
Volunteer to serve underprivileged children in America with Living Water Ministry.
Co-Coordinator of the Outreach Committee of the Gulf Coast Claim Facility (GCCF Outreach), appointed by the Plaintiffs Steering Committee Deepwater Horizon multi-district litigation.
Appointed by the Federal Judge of the Eastern District to serve on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in Temple Inland Mass Tort Litigation.
Named “50 Most Influential Women in Houston” by Houston Magazine (2008).
Named “Most Fascinating Women in Houston” by Texas Medical Center Library (2003).
Named “The Pride of the Vietnamese” (Trong Minh, The Pride of the Vietnamese, Selection IV) (T&T Printing, CA 1998).
Recipient, Americanism Award as Outstanding Naturalized American Citizen for 1996, by The Daughters of American Revolution; by virtue of this honor, Tran’s biography is kept in the national archives in Washington, D.C.
Honoree, City of Houston Proclamation of August 28, 1990 as Tammy Tran Day for Outstanding Achievements in the United States.
AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Founding Member,Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, School of Law (2007 – present).
Co-Host, weekly Vietnamese television talk show, “Light Up Our Hope” (Expressing Forum & The Voice For The Voiceless), broadcasting on VietfaceTV, Houston & Dallas, Texas.
Co-Host, weekly Vietnamese television talk show, “Dien Dan TuTuong” (Expressing Forum & The Voice For The Voiceless), broadcasting in all 50 states, Australia, and Canada (2007 - 2010).
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The Asian Scholarship Fund at Texas Southern University School of Law (1992 - 1993).
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The Asian Scholarship Fund at South Texas College of Law (1992 - 1993).
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The Asian Scholarship Fund at Rice University (1991)
Co-Founder, Asian American Youth Organization.
Member, Vietnamese Christ Incarnate Word Catholic Church.
Admitted to practice, Texas and United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Tammy Tran and Adams Tran, The Oil Spill:The Pain and Sufferings of the Vietnamese American Victims (forthcoming 2014) and the Role of the Minority Fishermen/Victims in the Deepwater Horizon Mass Torts Litigation.
Tammy Tran, My life as A Lawyer and as a Christian (forthcoming 2013).
Tammy Tran, Trading in Vietnam (forthcoming 2014)
This is a series of articles regarding trading in Vietnam and its legal ramifications. A substantial part of these articles will be devoted to proposed amendments of the Foreign Investment Laws of Vietnam and proposed amendments concerning commercial law, contract law, petroleum law, security law, and dispute resolution for Vietnam.
David J. Beck, Legal Malpractice in Texas, a book originally published at 43 Baylor L. Rev. 1 (1991) Assisted Mr. Beck in researching and preparing the book, and Mr. Beck dedicated the entire book to Tran.
David J. Beck & Tammy Tran, The “Informed Consent” Rule—Duties and Obligations of Defense Counsel Retained by the Insurer to the Insured Physician in a Medical Malpractice Case, 107 Medical Journal 50 (1990).