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Evangeline M. Chan

Evangeline M. Chan

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Evangeline Chan

About Me

Evangeline M. Chan has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of immigration law. The breadth of her practice includes everything from investment- and employment-based visas to the more complex and highly technical intersection of criminal and immigration law. With her tenacity and personalized approach to each individual case, she has earned a reputation amongst her clients and peers as not just a seasoned professional but a compassionate advocate.

She is an adjunct assistant professor of Immigration Law at CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Hunter College. She is also a faculty member of Marino Legal, providing continuing legal education lectures on immigration law to attorneys. 

She regularly conducts community and media outreach, speaking and writing about immigration law, policy and trends to raise public awareness. She has been published in the New York Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among others. An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), she lobbied with AILA on Capitol Hill for immigration reform in 2012 and 2013, educating members of Congress and their staff on the current issues with our immigration system.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Wycuie Omega Bouknight

    As a former Assistant Chief Counsel for the Department Of Homeland Security I have had the privaledge to watch Attorney Chan practice immigration law for several years. Attorney Chan is knoweldgable and very professional. She has an excellent relationship with her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Wycuie Bouknight Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth J. Landau

    Evangeline M. Chan was recently a guest on my weekly radio show, "Law You Should Know" to discuss the many types of non-immigrant visas. In interviewing her for the show I found her not only extremely knowledgeable but able to communicate complex information in a manner her clients can understand. I know from interviewing hundreds of lawyers that few attorneys are able to do this.


    Kenneth Landau Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Evangeline M. Chan

555 Fifth Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY, 10017


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
Quarter FinalistNational Trial Advocacy2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Immigration LawCUNY School of Professional Studies2013 - Present
Instructor of Immigration LawCUNY Hunter College2013 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Immigration Law Firm2009 - 2013
Legal AdvocateSafe Horizon Immigration Law Project2007 - 2009
Associate AttorneySeyfarth Shaw2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyCullen & Dykman, LLP2001 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Marino LegalFaculty2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
CUNY Citizenship Now Volunteer Corps.Member2008 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
VoicePartners In Crime: Working with Criminal Defense Counsel2015
Los Angeles TimesDetaining Immigrants Shouldn't Be the Default2014
The New York TimesImmigration and the Courts2014
Immigration Law DailyIgnoring ICE - A Growing Trend and What it Means2014
The Wall Street JournalJesus, Immigration and U.S. Laws2014
The Epoch TimesU.S. Immigration Options for China's Upper Class2014
New York Law JournalRuling Leaves Immigrants With No Real Remedy2014
Commercial Investment Real EstateFinancing Focus: Construction Financing2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law You Should Know - Nassau Academy of Law CLEThe ABC's of NonImmigrant Visas2015
Brooklyn Law Immigration Society Spring Alumni DinnerCurrent Immigration Issues - H1Bs, DACA and more2015
Bride the Gap CLEHumanitarian-Based Immigration Benefits2015
Legal ClinicDACA and Provisional Waivers2014
Legal ClinicBusiness Immigration - Immigrating Through Investments2014
Bridge the Gap CLEUnderstanding Recent Developments in Immigration Law2014
Bridge the Gap CLEA Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law2013
Careers in Immigration LawCareers in the Private Immigration Bar2011
Career ConversationsCareers in Immigration Law2010