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Elaine Yi Ming Cheung

Elaine Yi Ming Cheung

also known as Elaine Cheung, Esq.

About me

Elaine Cheung, Esq. is President of the Law Offices of Elaine Cheung, LLC. In 2001, Ms.
Cheung graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon
graduation, she relocated to San Francisco, California and worked as a
legal assistant specializing in wills and trusts and elder abuse
litigation before entering law school at the University of California,

At UC Hastings, Ms. Cheung was elected Student Body President of her
law school, was a legal research & writing teacher's assistant for
first year law students and was nominated for the distinguished moot
court award of David E. Snodgrass Best Oralist. She has been the
recipient of academic scholarships at every level of schooling from
high school through law school.

Ms. Cheung was a law clerk and summer associate for the Human Rights
Commission in San Francisco and Carlson Calladine & Peterson, a
complex civil litigation firm in San Francisco. Born and raised in
Philadelphia, she chose to return to her hometown to practice
immigration law. As the daughter of immigrants, Ms. Cheung is devoted
to helping her clients through the complex immigration process that
many members of her family and close friends have experienced. Ms.
Cheung was Senior Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Tahir Mella
before opening her own practice specializing in immigration law.

Ms. Cheung has been admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, New
Jersey Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Third Circuit, and she may practice in the Executive Office of
Immigration Review: Immigration Courts in all 50 states. Her other
professional memberships include the American Immigration Lawyers
Association, the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations, and the
Delaware Valley Asian-American Bar Association.

Ms. Cheung's recreational pursuits include salsa dancing, cooking,
and learning new languages. She is fluent in Spanish and the Chinese
dialect of Fuzhou, and she is proficient in French and Mandarin.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, French

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 99%
    8 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 1%
    8 years



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Payment types:

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  • Sarah Elizabeth McElwaney

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    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Elaine Cheung, LLC

930 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19147-3840

Law Ofcs of Elaine Cheung Llc
930 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19147



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Elaine Cheung, LLC2010 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Tahir Mella2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember - Philadelphia Chapter2007 - Present
Associated Students of UC HastingsStudent Body President2004 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of PennsylvaniaCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Visual Legal Advocacy Project of the Penn Program on Documentaries & the LawTips on Protecting Yourself When You Hire an Immigration Lawyer or Legal Advisor2009