Brian has spent much of his life traveling between the Sunshine and Lonestar State. Born in Long Beach, California, Brian was raised in Midland, Texas, and attended the same high school as President George Bush (43rd) and Tommy Lee Jones…though regrettably, not at the same time. A diehard Trojan fan, Brian inevitably found his way back west, skipping his senior year and enrolling early at the University of Southern California as a pre-med student.
Tragically, a weak stomach for blood and Chemistry II forced Brian to abandon his aspirations to become a Pediatrician, eventually leading him back to Texas for law school. Brian graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2004 and immediately began working as an Assistant District Attorney. During his tenure, Brian successfully prosecuted a myriad of cases ranging from CPS and mental health matters to misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile dockets. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 2007, Brian practiced at a renowned labor and employment firm in Houston. In 2011, Brian founded Nguyen and Chen LLP, where he is Managing Partner for the Firm’s litigation and criminal divisions.
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2004
B.A., The University of Southern California, cum laude, 2001
Education & Court Admissions
- State of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Philadelphia
Leadership , Membership & Honors
Brian’s expertise in civil practice includes breach of contract, wages and hours, discrimination, hiring and firing, medical leave, confidentiality issues, and other general employment and litigation matters. In addition, he advises local and national clients in all facets of general civil and employment litigation, including discrimination lawsuits filed under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and federal retaliatory discharge actions, FMLA interference and retaliation claims and other wrongful termination claims. Away from the office, Brian enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Stayce and scooting around town on his motorcycle (weather permitting). Brian is also an avid traveler (23 countries and counting…) and dog lover/fanatic (7 and counting…).