Hubert H. Kuo, Esq.

Managing Shareholder

Phone: 1 (949) 299-0188


Mr. Kuo co-chairs the litigation practice group, which includes complex commercial matters involving fraud, derivative actions, intellectual property litigation, employment, real estate, construction and unfair business practice claims. He advises his clients on measures and business practices to minimize litigation risk. If circumstances warrant, however, he will defend and prosecute claims in state and federal courts.  He also is the chair of the US-TAIWAN/CHINA Practice Group, where he assists Chinese and Taiwanese businesses to protect their assets and plan for growth.

During his career, Mr. Kuo has handled a wide variety of cases, but focuses primarily upon business litigation, including patent cases, trademark cases, trade secret cases, copyright cases, securities cases, real estate cases, and contract cases. He is intimately involved in intellectual property actions filed in federal courts both inside and outside the State of California. Mr. Kuo’s areas of concentration also include employment law, including conducting internal investigations, advising employers on terminations, discipline, training and formulation of policy. He also defends employers in litigation involving wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, employment discrimination, wage and hour claims and related tort actions. Mr. Kuo also counsels employers and their employees in the prevention of harassment and discrimination in the workplace and related employment topics.  In the past several years, due to the popularity of the EB-5 immigration investment program, Mr. Kuo has also represented investors and tried cases involving investment fraud.  In 2016, Mr. Kuo was able to obtain a full rescission of a contract for his client totaling almost $1.2 million dollars in a three week trial in Riverside. In the same case, Mr. Kuo prevailed in the Court of Appeal affirming a preliminary injunction “freezing” the funds that were invested by Mr. Kuo’s client.  In a recent arbitration, after the first week of hearing, the Claimant who sought $7.1 million in damages against Mr. Kuo’s client, decided to settle the arbitration paying a six figure settlement to Mr. Kuo’s client, who was the respondent/counter-claimant.

Before founding Ardent Law Group, Mr. Kuo was an attorney at one of California’s largest law firms.

Mr. Kuo has diligently fought for his clients, both obtaining substantial awards and judgments for them and successfully defending them in high-stakes lawsuits. He speaks fluent Mandarin, Chinese and performs pro bono work for the Chinese community. From 2009 through 2013 Hubert Kuo was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of business litigation and intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Southern California under the age of 40. Since 2014, Mr. Kuo has been continuously selected as a “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyers Magazine, an local leading city and regional magazine.  In 2016, Mr. Kuo was also selected as a TOP 50 Superlawyer in Orange County, a highly selective and distinguished honor .  Hubert has maintains a superb 10 out of 10 Avvo rating and is consistently selected by the Orange County Register and OC Metro as one of the top attorneys in Orange County.  Recently Mr. Kuo was also selected as one of America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators from Southern California. 

Mr. Kuo also serves as outside general counsel for a number of mid-sized and large companies, churches and high net-worth individuals, and provides guidance on various legal issues they face.

Notable Achievements

  • Obtained a $2 million+ judgment for a Chinese investor who lost his investment in an EB-5/L-1 immigration scheme.
  • Successfully represented a Taiwanese OEM of networking products against a major U.S. brand which resulted in a $1.5+ million settlement for the client.
  • Successfully represented a Taiwanese OEM of networking products against a local distributor of electronics resulting in a seven figure settlement for the client.
  • Secured a $1 million+ judgment for a Chinese investor who lost her investment in an EB-5 immigration scheme.
  • Successfully represented a Chinese OEM of audio electronic components against a major U.S. brand which resulted in a high six figure settlement for the client.
  • Defeated multiple attempts made by a group of investors in seeking provisional remedies against a local developer.
  • Successfully represented a Chinese OEM of audio electronic components against a local retailer which resulted in a high six figure settlement for the client.
  • Successfully represented a Chinese LED manufacturer against a local distributor seeking more than $4 million in damages.  After successfully prevailing on several motions, the local distributor wound up paying the Firm’s client a high six figure settlement.
  • First chaired a two week arbitration which resulted in a six figure settlement for the firm’s developer client.  The result was especially rewarding given the opposing party sought sought more than $6 million in damages against the firm’s client in arbitration.
  • Obtained a defense judgment after only two days of testimony in an anticipated two week bankruptcy appellate panel proceeding.
  • Prevailed on a dispositive motion for the Firm’s client, who is the chairman of a major Taiwanese company.
  • Successfully assisted a local developer in navigating legal issues after the Securities Exchange Commission filed a complaint and a receiver was appointed to take over a project.
  • Prevailed in cancelling a trademark in a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceeding.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • US-Taiwan/China Practice Group
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Corporate and Employment Litigation


University of California, Davis (B.A., 1995).

University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1999).


Mr. Kuo is admitted to practice before all California Courts and the United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.


Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Southern California Chinese Lawyer’s Association

Taiwan Center Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

Orange County American Bar Association

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