Vi T. Tran

Senior Counsel


Vi Tran is a business trial lawyer specializing in representing clients in high-stakes commercial disputes across Texas and the United States. Her experience extends to a diverse range of issues in the energy and financial industries.

With respect to the energy industry, Vi has represented clients involving disputes related to purchase and sale agreements, class actions, joint operating agreements, royalties, title disputes, and gas sales and transportation agreements. With respect to the financial industry, she has represented clients involving disputes related to Ponzi schemes, mergers and acquisitions, and director and officer liability.

With extensive experience in high-stakes, complex commercial disputes, Vi has a proven track record of taking cases through trial. Her courtroom experience includes handling jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. Her clients come from various business types, sizes, and industries, including oil and gas, financial institutions, construction companies, and manufacturers.

Beyond her legal practice, Vi is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within her firm and beyond. As the Houston office liaison for Foley's Racial Justice and Equity Practice Group, she identifies opportunities for attorneys to engage in pro bono work to combat unfair treatment based on race or ethnicity.

Vi's commitment to pro bono work is evident in her representation of a boy from Honduras, abandoned by his father, in obtaining U.S. citizenship through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Despite the complexities of immigration proceedings, Vi's tireless efforts secured approval for her client, overcoming policy changes along the way.

Recently, Vi was selected as one of 24 Attorney Fellows by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) for their prestigious 2023 Leadership Advancement Program. Through this program, she will develop essential leadership skills, executive presence, and effective communication while building meaningful relationships with peers in the legal profession.


  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barons
    • Casenotes & Comments Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
    • University of Houston Law Center Dean's Scholarship
    • Blakely Fellowship
    • Vice President, Asian Law Students Association
  • University of Houston, (B.S., magna cum laude, 2010)
    • Team Captain, Mock Trial and Debate Team
    • Vice President, Student Nutrition Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers – “Ones to Watch”
    • Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (2023-2024)
  • Texas Rising Stars, Energy & Natural Resources (2023)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Leadership Advancement Program (2023)


  • Member of Asian American Bar Association – Houston Chapter
  • Member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association


  • Texas
  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas