Jenny Nguyen is a graduate of Georgia State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in real estate. Through hard work and dedication, she went on to earn both her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) with Honors from St. Thomas University, a Catholic University in Miami, in just two and half years.
Jenny is the co-founding and managing partner at Nguyen & Pham, LLC. She has extensive experience in the real estate industry from her many years of work as a real estate and mortgage broker and as a closing attorney. Jenny is also a highly sought-after attorney in matters relating to immigration law, particularly dealing with deportation defense. Having been through the immigration process herself as an immigrant to this country, she deeply understands the plight of her immigration law clients, and this enables her to become an excellent advocate for them. Jenny’s practice also includes family and bankruptcy law. She takes pride in her work as a zealous advocate for her clients in all areas of practice. In each and every case, she strives to achieve the desired result as quickly as possible while providing high quality representation and maintaining the highest level of professionalism.
Jenny is heavily involved in the community. She served as president of the Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (GVACC) in 2014. She founded the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia (VABA-GA) and served as its founding president. She currently serves as the Vice President for the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA), and is an active member of AILA (GA-AL Chapter), Georgia Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, ABA, GAPABA and NAPABA. In addition, she is a recipient of the Georgia Asian Times’ 25 Most Influential Asian Americans.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys singing, checking out new restaurants, working out, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Ethan Pham, Esquire
Attorney Ethan Pham serves as a judge for various municipalities in the metro Atlanta area and is the litigation partner at Nguyen & Pham, LLC. Prior to co-founding the firm, Ethan worked as an assistant city attorney for a private law firm practicing local government law and serving public entities. In that capacity, Ethan represented various municipalities and local government entities with all aspects of their legal needs, including complex litigation, issuance of opinions on legal matters, drafting of resolutions and local ordinances, providing guidance to local government personnel on matters ranging from election law and education law to tax sales and excess funds, reviewing and drafting private contracts and intergovernmental agreements, etc. He also spent quite a bit of time engaging in trial/courtroom work in the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office as a student prosecutor. Ethan now serves Nguyen & Pham, LLC’s clients in the areas of auto accident, civil litigation and business law.
Holly Geerdes has established herself as one of the premier trial and appellate attorneys in Georgia. She has extensive management and leadership experience in coordinating state-wide projects for professional legal development and research, having trained everyone from novice attorneys to veteran judges on legal practice and the law. Her highly successful legal career in state government has enabled her to develop and maintain close ties with both the State Legislature and the State Bar to improve the caliber of legal services in Georgia.
Ms. Geerdes' illustrious case victories further set her apart from most veteran attorneys throughout the state. In four consecutive years, from 2001 to 2005, she received the prestigious: Case of the Year award in Georgia for her winning representations at the Georgia Supreme Court. She was named: Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2004 by the State Bar of Georgia in recognition of her accomplishments. She continues to contribute to the legal community through her numerous articles and publications and by serving on the boards of multiple Bar-affiliated organizations and adjunct professor at the local law school. Ms. Geerdes has also been appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to serve as a mentor for law students transitioning into the practice of law and invited by the State Bar to serve on an advisory panel for new lawyers transitioning into private practice.
In 2006, she was named one of Georgia's top 14 attorneys under 40 by The Daily Report, the legal newspaper for attorneys and judges in Georgia. She was also named Super Lawyer voted by the legal community, attorneys and judges in the State of Georgia where only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Georgia are selected. Most recently, Ms. Geerdes was selected as top 100 trial lawyers in the nation by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Cherish Dela Cruz, Esquire
Cherish Dela Cruz is a 1994 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Sociology from the University of Western, Ontario. Ms. Dela Cruz earned her law degree from the University of Iowa in 2003, where among her other achievements and leadership roles, she was a member of the Journal of Corporation Law.
Ms. Dela Cruz began her legal career at the Public Defender’s Office Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida where she tried numerous bench and jury trials. After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia she worked as Senior Counsel for Primerica, Inc. and served in their Securities Compliance and Investigations Division for over seven years. After her own personal experience of losing a close family member to cancer and facing the emotional and legal difficulties of her family member’s disability and eventual death, she decided to leave corporate practice and focus on helping others through Estate Planning and Elder Law. As a mother of three young children and daughter of baby boomer parents, Ms. Dela Cruz understands the complexities and challenges of helping multigenerational families, like her own, prepare for life’s uncertainties while preserving a legacy for future generations.
Ms. Dela Cruz was admitted to the State Bar of Florida in 2004 and to the State Bar of Georgia in 2006. Ms. Dela Cruz is actively involved in her community and has provided pro bono services for several non-profit organizations. Ms. Dela Cruz is currently a Board Member and Chair of the Judiciary Committee for the Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Association and Board Member of the Philippine American Center of Georgia. Ms. Dela Cruz is also a member of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Wealth Counsel, the Gwinnett County Bar Association and Atlanta Bar Association where she is a member of the Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections. .