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Christine Gonong
USC Gould School of Law

Christine Gonong

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 6, 2022

Christine J. Gonong is the director of law and motion at Nguyen Lawyers, ALC, a boutique plaintiff-side firm specializing in complex civil litigation involving catastrophic injuries. Gonong is also a California Supreme Court appointee to the State Bar Board of Trustees. Gonong’s works have been published by the UCLA’s Asian Pacific American Law Journal, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Review and the Advocate magazine, the largest trial lawyer magazine in the country.

Gonong is a former president of the Philippine American Bar Association and secretary of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association. Gonong currently serves as a member of the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, and is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Gonong clerked for Justice Mario R. Ramil of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Judge S. James Otero, Judge Dale S. Fischer, Judge Otis D. Wright II and Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; and Circuit Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Gonong was a commercial litigation associate at an international law firm.

Gonong earned her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2002. She served as a notes and managing editor for the Hastings Law Journal and was awarded with the Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr. Scholarship by the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California. Gonong received her BA in political science, magna cum laude, from UCLA, where she was awarded with College Honors and the Morgan Harris Scholarship Award.

Gonong is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of California, and is also a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Gonong was named a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2008.  


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