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Richard W Chang

Richard W Chang

Practice areas:

Immigration, Litigation

About Me

Richard W. Chang is a junior partner at the law firm of Wasserman, Mancini & Chang, an "AV" rated firm that was founded in 1946 and is one of the oldest immigration law firms in the country.  Richard W. Chang received his Juris Doctorate (JD) and his International Law Certificate at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a Bachelors degree in History - East Asian Concentration.  Richard W. Chang is a former board member of the Asian American Action Fund (AAA-Fund), one of the country’s leading APA political action committees.  Richard is also a partner in his entertainment consulting business, K2 Productions, which provids DJ services for the DC Metro Area.  Richard W. Chang is also a contributing author for the Taiwan-AIT article in "The Visa Processing Guide" published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Richard W. Chang has been the co-host of the Immigration Law program on World Today Comcast Cable Channel 678 in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1997.  Richard W. Chang’s article titled, “Proper Invalidation Of A Labor Certification By DHS, DOL Or DOS” was published on August 7, 2008 by www.ilw.com.  Richard pursues his amateur photography hobby in his spare time.  You can find his work at www.rwcphotography.zenfolio.com

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Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Immigration: 90%
    17 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

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    I have known Richard Chang, Esq. for more than a decade as a friend and fellow attorney. I have learned to respect his legal profession and compassion for his clients’ cause. He is one of the highly qualified and seasoned immigration attorneys in the Washington Metropolitan Area. One of his expertises includes the removal and deportation defense litigation (representing clients’ in immigration courts, BIA and Federal Courts), motions, appeals and more. He has taught immigration court procedures at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) seminars to his fellow immigration attorneys. He also mentors and helps young and new immigration attorneys, including his fellow immigration attorneys.

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    Leonard Huh
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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Experienced and honest.

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    Jonathan Ai Litigation Attorney
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Contact Info

1915 I Street Nw
Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20006-2117

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199805/24/2015
MDActive199806/08/2015
NJActive199705/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Northeast LawyersArrive Magazine and AVVO2011
Extra Mile Leadership AwardThe Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law1997
Who's Who in American Law StudentsWho's Who in American Law Students1997
APALSA Leadership AwardCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law APALSA1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Junior PartnerWasserman, Mancini & Chang, P.C.1997 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter) ICE/ERO Liaison CommitteeCo-Chair2011 - 2012
AILA-DC EOIR Liaison CommitteeCo-Chair2010 - 2011
ICE Office of Chief Counsel Committee - AILA-DCVice-Chair2008 - 2009
AILA-DC Fall Conference 2008Committee Member2008 - 2008
National Association of Asian American Professionals - DC ChapterVice President1998 - 2003
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
USCIS's policy to deny late-registered NSEERS their GreencardsGreencard Case approved

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
AILA Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookTaiwan - AIT2009
AILA Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookTaiwan - AIT2008
ILW.comProper Invalidation of a Labor Certification by DHS, DOL, or DOS2008
AILA Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookTaiwan - AIT2007
AILA Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookTaiwan - AIT2006
AILA Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookTaiwan - AIT2005
AILA Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts HandbookTaiwan - AIT2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJ.D.1997
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignHistoryBachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Chinese World Today TV: Comcast 273,678; Verizon Fios 458; Cox 472; RCN 37Immigration Law Today2011
Arizona SB 1070 PanelArizona SB 1070 Panel2011
Chinese World Today Cable TV; Comcast 273,678; Verizon Fios 458; Cox 472; RCN 37Immigration Law Today2010
AILA-DC Young Lawyer's DivisionImmigration Court Training Session2008
AILA-DC Fall 2008 ConferenceICE Raid's Panel - Chair2008