Hong Dao - Practice Management Attorney

Hong Dao is a practice management attorney at the Professional Liability Fund. She provides confidential practice management assistance and education to attorneys to reduce their risk of malpractice exposure. Ms. Dao came to the United States from Vietnam with her family as boat refugees in the early 1980s. She grew up in Colorado, where she attended the University of Denver as an undergraduate, and then moved to Iowa to attend Drake University Law School, where she received her JD.

Before joining the PLF in 2014, Ms. Dao worked as a staff attorney at the Oregon Law Center, representing, advising, and advocating for clients in employment, housing, and consumer law matters, and presenting community education programs. Prior to that, she worked as a contractor with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon.  She has been an adjunct instructor of business law at Portland Community College since 2012.

Ms. Dao is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, American Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, Multnomah Bar Association, and Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She is a 2014 recipient of the Oregon State Bar President’s Public Service Award.

Ms. Dao also has been active in the Asian Pacific American community in Oregon, having served on the board of directors for the Center for Intercultural Organizing (now called Unite Oregon) and the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). She was also a graduate of the first cohort of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute (API-CLI).

Ms. Dao writes for the PLF's inPractice blog and tweets technology and practice management tips on Twitter.  To view her blog posts, click here