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Sonya Tien


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Firm Name
Tien Law Firm, PLLC
5540 Centerview Drive
Address 2
Suite 200
Name & Address

Raleigh, NC 27606

Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Personal Injury Litigation, Personal Injury - $1 Million+ Recovered, Personal Injury - Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury
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5540 Centerview Drive, Raleigh, NC, USA
Full Biography

Recognized as a top personal injury attorney in North Carolina by several legal organizations, Sonya Tien established Tien Law Firm, PLLC to provide high-quality, skilled legal representation to injured clients and their families in her home state, and she has fought for and won millions of dollars in settlements for her clients in the triangle area. She has stood up to insurance companies and battled some of the largest entities in the nation to seek justice for her clients.

Ms. Tien received her law degree from Columbia Law School where she earned recognition as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for academic excellence. Ms. Tien earned 17 undergraduate scholarships and received her degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Ms. Tien became a Case Manager at a law firm in Chapel Hill, where she helped many clients get approved for Social Security disability benefits.

In law school, Ms. Tien was selected to serve as a judicial intern for the Honorable George H. Lowe of the United States District Court, Northern District of New York, where she gained invaluable experience in personal injury litigation, product liability, trials, and effective advocacy, and she received her trial training from the former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.

After law school, Ms. Tien joined the litigation team at top international law firm, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where she concentrated on federal investigations and complex commercial litigation. While at Fried Frank, Ms. Tien co-authored Fried Frank’s monthly White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Memo.

Ms. Tien has been recognized for her skill and success in the field of Personal Injury. In addition to being named “10 Best” Personal Injury Lawyers in North Carolina by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, she has been awarded Nation’s Premier “Top 10 Attorney Under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, “10 Best Female Attorneys” in NC by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40” by the American Society of Legal Advocates, National Trial Lawyer’s “Top 40 Under 40,” “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney” in NC by Attorney & Practice Magazine, and Ms. Tien was selected as Raleigh’s top three injury lawyers by Three Best Rated.

Practice Summary
Practice Overview

Tien Law Firm is an award-winning personal injury law firm in North Carolina that has won millions of dollars in settlements for its clients against large insurance companies. The firm fights for people who have been injured in all types of accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and premises liability cases.

The firm's dedicated and caring legal team has helped hundreds of people get back on their feet after being injured in an auto accident or other unfortunate circumstance and provides personal attention, high-quality representation, and value to its clients.

Awards & Honors

Raleigh’s Top 3 Injury Lawyers, Three Best Rated
10 Best Attorney, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 10 Attorney Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
10 Best Female Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Attorney & Practice Magazine


“Recent Developments in the SEC Cooperation Initiative,” Practising Law Institute, November 2012
“SEC Cooperation Update: 2012 Year-End Review,” Wall Street Lawyer, January 2013
“Financial Fraud & Disclosure Issues,” Fried Frank White Collar Criminal Defense & Securities Enforecement Memo.


Speaker, Fried Frank CLE, “How to Draft an Employment Agreement,” July, 2010

Speaker, Fried Frank, “When Is a Company Required to Disclose Receipt of a Wells Notice?” July, 2012


Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Member
North Carolina State Bar
Tenth Judicial District Bar
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2013-2017
American Bar Association, 2012-2016
New York County Lawyers’ Association, 2012-2013
National Association of Women Lawyers, 2012-2013
New York State Bar Association, 2012-2013
North Carolina Bar Association, 2012-2015
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
American Society of Legal Advocates
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys


Misdemeanor Defender Training, UNC School of Government


North Carolina State Courts
New York State Courts
United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


J.D., Columbia Law School

B.S.B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School