Joseph was born in Rochester, Minnesota and grew up in the Dallas area. He is a graduate of Plano Senior High School and received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business, where he was a member of the two-time national championship debate team. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he won numerous advocacy awards and was named Outstanding Advocate by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
During and upon graduating law school, Joseph was a financial analyst for Founder's Equity Group and then served as a briefing attorney to Justice Tim Taft of the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. After his judicial clerkship, Joseph was an associate attorney with the Houston-based law firm of Porter Hedges, LLP and then with the Chicago-based law firm of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. After years in law firms, Joseph joined Schlumberger Technology Corporation as Legal Counsel for the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sustaining segment and supported Schlumberger’s intellectual property legal department before being promoted to Senior Legal Counsel for the Gulf Coast, Northeast, and Integrated Project Management business units.
Joseph started a full-service private practice in 2009 offering general counsel services to a variety of businesses and investors. Tung Law Firm, PLLC now represents a diverse range of clients in many industries ranging from technology to construction, oil and gas, telecommunications, real estate, professional and hospitality services, franchises, and retail. His practice areas include corporate, transactional, employment, litigation, intellectual property, and real estate law.
National Order of Barristers
Champion and Best Speaker – Duke University Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Moot Court Competition
Best Oral Advocate - John Marshall Information Technology and Privacy Law Moot Court Competition
President’s Award – Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Best Law Firm by the Best of Small Business Awards™
Representative Past and Current Activities
Member: Houston Business Network
Director: Mosaic Learning Center
Assistant Debate Coach: Plano Senior High School, Bellaire High School, The Kinkaid School, St. Thomas More High School
Volunteer Moot Court Coach: University of Houston Law Center and Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Board Member: Asian-American Bar Association
Advisory Board: Chinese Community Center
• General Counsel
• Small Business