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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


  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Shilpa Malik

    I endorse this lawyer. Evangeline is one of the most detail oriented and through lawyers in the profession. She gives every case more than her 100% and will find legal solutions that are best suited for her clients' needs. I would most definitely recommend her to clients seeking immigration assistance.


    Shilpa Malik Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • 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

Contact info

Law Offices of Evangeline M. Chan

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


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's ChoiceAvvo2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
Quarter FinalistNational Trial Advocacy2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ArbitratorCivil Court Of The City Of New York Association of Small Claims Arbitrators2015 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Immigration LawCUNY School of Professional Studies2013 - Present
Instructor of Immigration LawCUNY Hunter College2013 - Present
Interim DirectorSafe Horizon Immigration Law Project2015 - 2015
AttorneyPrivate Immigration Law Firm2009 - 2013
Legal AdvocateSafe Horizon Immigration Law Project2007 - 2009
Associate AttorneySeyfarth Shaw2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyCullen & Dykman, LLP2001 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of ArbitratorsArbitrator2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMedia and Advocacy Committee and Law Students Committee Member2015 - Present
Marino LegalFaculty2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
CUNY Citizenship Now Volunteer Corps.Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Q Visa (Cultural Exchange)Granted
EB-1 Extraordinary Ability (Self-Petition)Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Fordham UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
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