Catherine Nguyen


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Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Labor & Employment
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
Fax: 215.564.3066
University The Pennsylvania State University
Law SchoolTemple University, Beasley School of Law
Admitted2010, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; U.S. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

•Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA)
•National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)
•National Lawyers' Guild Pro Bono Immigration Clinic - Member; Catherine prepares U- and T-Visa applications for certifications in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
•Boat People SOS - Delaware Valley (BPSOS) - Vice Chairperson, Board of Directors
•Philadelphia Bar Association - Small Business Committee Member

BornHouston, Texas, May 29, 1983

CATHERINE NGUYEN is an Associate in the Construction Group and concentrates her practice in the area of construction litigation. She has represented clients in construction litigation, contract disputes, landlord-tenant matters and consumer protection cases. Catherine advises clients regarding the operation of commercial enterprises, including drafting leases, employment agreements and restrictive covenants. She has experience litigating a variety of administrative law and civil matters in state, federal, and appellate courts, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Catherine practiced in education litigation and labor and employment law. She represented school districts in labor and employment, education law and special education matters. She provided day-to-day guidance to the administrators of public school districts regarding the constitutional rights of pupils.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, Catherine worked in health care risk management and regulatory compliance for Temple University Health System. In addition, she is fluent in Vietnamese.


•Public-Private Partnerships: What You Need to Know About this Emerging Trend in Construction
Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 1

•New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia
Client Alert - January 10, 2014

•Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
May 17, 2013


•Catherine was named a 2013 and 2014 Rising Star by Law & Politics Magazine. Law & Politics Magazine publishes Super Lawyers annually to recognize accomplished lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice.


•New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia
January 6, 2014

•Proposed Changes To PA Mechanics' Lien Law Will Require Advance Notice To Preserve Lien Claim Rights
June 20, 2013

•City of Philadelphia Creates Its Own Adaptation of False Claims Act
June 14, 2013

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Catherine Nguyen

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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