Steve Ngo
General Public Representative

Commissioner Steve Ngo

Steve Ngo is a partner at Lozano Smith LLP, an education and public agency law firm.  He began his legal career at Minami Tamaki LLP, a San Francisco law firm known for its civil rights work and community advocacy.  

He is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In memory of his mother, Ngoc Thi Pham, Steve founded the Pham Fund at the Asian Women’s Shelter to empower domestic violence survivors and their children by funding their educational goals. From 2009 to 2016, Steve served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Community College District. For his leadership on the Board of Trustees, Steve received the Next Generation Champion Award from Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth and the Policy Innovation Award from the San Francisco Family Support Network. His policy advocacy on the Board was documented in The New York Times, Washington Monthly, and National Journal.

Steve is a first-generation college graduate. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a Master of Arts degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA. Prior to law school, Steve received the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, serving as staff to the State Assembly Budget Committee.

Steve lives in San Francisco with his wife, Tina Lee, a San Francisco native, and alumna of Lowell, City College of San Francisco, Mills College, and Stanford University. She is also the first in her family to graduate from college. They have two daughters.