Hong Dao - Director of the Practice Management Assistance Program (PMAP)

Hong Dao is the Director of the Practice Management Assistance Program (PMAP) at the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund. She leads a team of Practice Management Attorneys who provide confidential practice management assistance and education to Oregon attorneys to help them manage their malpractice exposure. Ms. Dao came to the U.S. from Vietnam with her family as boat refugees after the Vietnam War and started a new chapter in their lives in Colorado. She received a BA from the University of Denver and her JD from Drake University Law School. Before joining the PLF in 2014, Ms. Dao worked as a staff attorney at the Oregon Law Center, representing, advising, and advocating for clients in employment, housing and consumer law matters, and presenting community education programs. Prior to that, she worked as a contractor with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon.  She has been an adjunct instructor of business law at Portland Community College since 2012.

Ms. Dao is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, American Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She is the 2014 recipient of the Oregon State Bar Presidential Public Service Award.

Ms. Dao also has been active in the Asian Pacific American community in Oregon, having served on the board of directors for the Center for Intercultural Organizing (now called Unite Oregon) and the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), and was a graduate of first cohort of The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute (API-CLI).

Ms. Dao writes for the PLF's inPractice.  To view her blog posts, click here