Christine Gonong

Christine Gonong

Long Beach, California
(562) 283-5415
(562) 283-5416

Christine J. Gonong practices complex litigation focusing on catastrophic injury at The Law Office of Minh T. Nguyen, ALC.  She has served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Mario R. Ramil of the Hawaii Supreme Court and Circuit Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Christine has also clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for Judges S. James Otero, Dale S. Fischer, Otis D. Wright II, and Jacqueline H. Nguyen.  Christine was also a litigation associate at one of the largest law firms in the United States and one of the ten largest law firms in the world.

Christine earned her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2002, receiving the Hastings Academic Excellence Award.  She served as a Notes and Managing Editor for the Hastings Law Journal and was awarded with the Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr. Scholarship by the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC).  Christine received her B.A. in Political Science magna cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was awarded with College Honors and the Morgan Harris Scholarship Award.  Christine is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of California, and is also a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.  Christine was named a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2008.

Christine is committed to public service.  She was the 2015-2016 President of the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) and is currently a member of its Board of Governors.  She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Asian Jewish Initiative Planning Committee of the Anti-Defamation League.  She previously served on the Board of Governors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (APABA) and Board of Directors of the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association.

In addition to her law practice, Christine is also an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  Christine is fluent in Tagalog.