Belinda Z. Theam

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Belinda Theam is a Partner at Nguyen Theam Lawyers, LLP. Alongside Minh T. Nguyen, she has second chaired multiple trials to verdict and obtained settlements in excess of $21 million on behalf of her clients. Recent results include Minh and Belinda obtaining a $6 million settlement in 2018 for a young woman who sustained a brain injury in a truck versus automobile crash, and a $4 million settlement in 2017 for a man who was injured in a construction site incident. She attributes her passion for helping injured people to having lost her parents at a young age under tragic circumstances.

In March of 2019, California State Assembly member for the 70th District, Patrick O’Donnell selected Belinda as a 2019 Woman of Distinction for having made a significant contribution and meaningful impact in the community and recognized her along with other honorees in her hometown of Long Beach.

Belinda is the daughter of Cambodian-American immigrants and speaks Khmer. She has served as a community liaison for the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, William Heidt. In her spare time, she enjoys being an auntie to her two nephews and seeking new eateries with her friends.

Areas of Practice

  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Catastrophic Personal Injuries
  • Serious Personal Injuries
  • Slip and Falls
  • Trip and Falls
  • Trucking Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014
  • Nevada, 2015
  • Supreme Court of California
  • California State Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
    • J.D. – 2014
    • Honors: Moot Court Honors Board, Competing Team Member
    • Honors: Women Law Students Association, Secretary
    • Honors: Legal Aid Society, Legal Extern
  • California State University
    • B.A. – 2010
    • Honors: Associated Students, Secretary for City Affairs (2009-2010)
    • Honors: City of Long Beach, 4th District, Office of Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell, Intern
    • Major: Political Science


Honors and Awards

  • Woman of Distinction, California State Assembly member for the 70th District, Patrick O’Donnell
  • Indra Devi Award, The Khmer Parent Association
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020
  • LA Times B2B Publishing’s Top Consumer Attorneys of Southern California 2022 and 2023


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member, 2020 to present, Chair of the Education Committee, 2023

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (2017 to present)
  • Khmer Alumni Association, Mentor



  • English
  • Khmer