Bettina T. Tran
Bettina Thien Thao Tran, a first-generation Vietnamese American was born in Arkansas after her parents fled Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon. Her parents knew as young teenagers that their future children needed a chance at a fulfilling life in America to pursue their dreams. Ms. Tran, although not a Florida native, grew up in Orlando for majority of her life. She attended Lockhart Middle School, Timber Creek High School, University of Central Florida, and Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law. She is the first in her family name to receive a doctorate degree and plans to use her education to serve the Vietnamese American community that welcomed her and her family with open arms when they moved to Orlando in 2001.
She received her J.D. from FAMU, where she served as the President of Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) and Student Liaison for the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAABA). Prior to obtaining her law degree Ms. Tran was humbled to receive many opportunities to grow and learn, such as, studying comparative law abroad in Vietnam, completing a fellowship program in Washington, DC., and publishing a law article in the Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law.
Ms. Tran began interning at Payas, Payas, & Payas as a litigation assistant for personal injury cases and joined the firm in September of 2019 as an attorney for the Asian department.
In her free time, Ms. Tran enjoys cooking, volunteering, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra North Orlando.
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Automobile Negligence
- Medical Malpractice
- Florida, 2019
- B.A. in Business Administration and Management – University of Central Florida, 2012
- J.D., Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law (FAMU), 2019
Awards and honors
- Tran, Bettina (2019) “Eating Our Way to Their Extinction: What Florida Should Learn From California on Banning Shark Fin Soup and the Shark Fin Trade,” Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law: Vol. 9 : Iss. 1 , Article 1.
- Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/sjel/vol9/iss1/1