Huong T. Lam


Who Am I?

First, let me help you pronounce my first name, Huong. In English, it’s usually pronounced “Hong.”

I’ve had an unusual life filled with many difficulties to overcome. I was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1980. This was a low point in the history of Vietnam. The American forces had left just five years earlier, a brutal communist regime was in place, and Vietnam was at war with neighboring Cambodia. Basic necessities like food and medicine were scarce, and we struggled just to survive.

My father attempted to escape, but he was captured by government forces. Fortunately, my uncle successfully escaped in a small fishing boat. He later made his way to San Francisco where he established himself and later sponsored my family allowing us to leave Vietnam. I was only 6 years old at that time, but I’ll never forget that day.

Our family spent many months in refugee camps in Thailand and later in the Phillippines. During that time, my parents sold their wedding rings to buy food. After our time in refugee camps, my family finally made it to the United States. We settled in Myrtle Beach.

I spoke no English when I arrived in Myrtle Beach. My parents taught me to work hard, and by fifth grade, I spoke and wrote English at my grade level.

After high school, I attended Clemson University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in English. I then went on to attend George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. I chose law as a career because I knew it would give me the tools needed to help those–like my family–experiencing difficulty.

My Approach to Practicing Law

More than anything else, I seek to empower those who have been victimized or have suffered misfortune. I strive to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves and am dedicated to helping those who were injured or struggling with overwhelming debt. I care deeply my clients’ well-being and will work tirelessly on their behalf to protect them from having to struggle with steep medical expenses from an injury case or the possibility of losing their home in a foreclosure.