James Nguyen (J.D. ’18)

James Nguyen Selected to HYLA Leadership Academy Class of 2021-2022


We are pleased to announce that Sorrels Law’s Attorney James Nguyen has been selected to the prestigious Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) Leadership Academy. The mission of HYLA’s Leadership Academy is to prepare young attorneys for leadership roles in HYLA and other organizations through a service-oriented leadership training program.

During the tenure of the Academy, members will have the chance to practice and develop their leadership skills while working together to develop and execute a service project designed to leave a lasting impact on both the Academy members and the community.


Applicants are selected based on several criteria including leadership skills, abilities, and potential; achievements and accomplishments; and community and bar involvement. A dedicated Houstonian, James received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Houston in 2015 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center in 2018. James was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient in law school, he served as a Senior Articles Editor on the Houston Business & Tax Law Journal and was a member of the Asian Law Student Association.

Today, James is an active committee member of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston and serves as an Assistant Alumni Advisor to the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. His family lives in Houston and he and his wife are active in the Vietnamese and Chinese community.

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