Tuesday, January 15, 2019


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Tu Thomas Hoang emigrated to the United States as a child under the “HO” Program as result of his father’s seven-year imprisonment under the Communist regime after the Vietnam War. He graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law and from the University of New Orleans in Political Science/Pre-Law.

In his middle and high school years, Mr. Hoang was heavily involved in church and community activities with the Youth Catholic Students (YCS). In college, he served as the Internal Vice-President for the Vietnamese American Student Association (UNO-VASA) and Treasurer for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (PAD). In 2009, he was awarded the UNO Outstanding Leadership Award.

In law school, he clerked for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s screening department. He was the President and Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), Oralist and Brief Writer for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, and staff member of the Trial Advocacy Board.

After college, Mr. Hoang decided to take a year off and worked for the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA-NO). He was VAYLA’s first Education Equity Director. In that position he helped develop the Education Program, co-founded the Summer Training Institute, and collaborated with private and non-profit entities on national and local education campaigns.

Currently, Mr. Hoang is an associate attorney for the Cao Law Firm. His practice focuses predominantly on criminal defense, torts, maritime/admiralty, immigration, and race discrimination. On the weekends, Mr. Hoang teaches CCD at his local church. His hobbies and interests include politics, social justice, trumpet, and piano.


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