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Meet Our Team

Our team is ready to work with the energy and focus your case deserves.

Jennifer Vo.

Jennifer was born and raised in Fountain Valley, CA.  She is scheduled to complete her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration at California State University Long Beach in the winter of 2017.

While at CSULB, Jennifer simultaneously volunteered at Kaiser Permanente in its Bereavement Department, helping families cope with the loss of loved ones.

At Hess & Nghiem, Jennifer is primarily responsible for interfacing with the firm’s clients, coordinating property damage inspections, resolving property damage claims, and collecting evidence to effectively develop a client’s case.

Jennifer’s future plans include taking the Law School Assessment Test and applying to law school.

  • Dean’s List in Spring of 2016
  • President’s List in Fall of 2016
  • President’s List in Spring of 2017

Jesus Romero

JESUS ROMERO Personal Injury Lawyer

Jesus Romero is twenty-two years old and has a major in economics at UC, Irvine. He was part of the 2020 class of his generation. He is very dedicated and aspires to be an attorney.

He is a very capable professional that has a strong sense of entrepreneurship and owns a small business of his own creation. That sense of dedication and responsibility translate at our firm helping us consolidate the foundation of our legal cases with his skills and enthusiasm.

Being an avid martial artist enthusiast, he shows a strong sense of discipline towards his goals. He plays in a soccer league on his weekends. He has a commercial license holder, class B. He was born and raised in Long Beach, California and has a strong sense of appreciation for his hometown. He attended Robert A. Millikan high school. We are confident in the efforts he is determined to provide at our law firm and his future professional goals.

Everlyn Reyes

EVERLYN REYES Santa Personal Injury Lawyer

Everlyn Reyes is an experienced legal assistant that has a proactive attitude towards her work in the legal industry. We rely on the strengths of each one of our team members. Her sense of dedication and focus to our tasks at Hess & Nghiem Law Firm are very useful, making our process much more efficient and less time consuming.

She has a strong sense of responsibility towards her family and that translates to a long term, trustworthy relationship with her responsibilities at Hess & Nghiem Law Firm.

Santa Ana, California Personal Injury Lawyers

Premier Law firm In The
Greater Los Angeles Area

The alliance of our partners, Mr. Ed Hess and Mr. Phillip Nghiem, along with their tenured staff can be described as nothing less than a powerful team and force to have on your side. Countless references and reviews can attest to their dedication and attentiveness to each and every client.

See What Our Clients Have To Say About Us

Client Testimonials

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
    Car Accident
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
    Car Crash

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