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  • David Martin Pazsoldan

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Socheat on many cases. He is an excellent lawyer.


    David Pazsoldan Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Rebeca Ellen Salmon

    Socheat Chea is an incredibly respectful and knowledgable attorney. He is a leader in his field and a mentor to everyone. He is honest and sincere and I highly recommend him and his practice to anyone in need of his level of expertise!


    Rebeca Salmon Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Chea, Socheat, P.C.

3500 Duluth Park Lane Building 300
Duluth, GA, 30096


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199111/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Super LawyersAtlanta Magazine2010
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2010
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2009
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2008
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2007
World Class 55 of the Most Influential Foreign-Born AtlantansAtlanta Magazine2007
Fellow of Lawyers Foundation of GeorgiaLawyers Foundation of Georgia2007
Outstanding Service as a Faculty of AILA Annual ConferenceAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSocheat Chea, P.C.1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair of the National Benefits Committee2009 - 2010
Immigration Law Section of the State Bar of GAChair2005 - 2006
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAtlanta Chapter Chair2001 - 2003
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tang V. US Attorney GeneralPlaintiff was successful.
Kalilu v. MukaseyThe Plaintiff was successful.
Mingkid v. US Attorney GeneralThe Plaintiff was successful.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration & Nationality Law HandbookConflicts of Law "Should've Thought ABOUT It BEFORE You Said Goodbye"2009
Immigration& Nationality Law HandbookThe Immigration Judge War2006
Immigration & Nationality Law HandbookReopening, Exclusion, Deportation, and Removal Orders2004
Georgia Bar JournalThe Consequences of Pleas in Immigration Law2000
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Georgia)Voluntary Departure: The New Poison Pill1999
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)The Evolving Definition of An Aggravated Felony1998
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Highlights of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) of 1996: Tolerance No More1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Emory UniversityEconomics and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Conference on Immigration LawImmigration Family Law2010
Annual Conference on Immigration LawConflicts of Law2009
Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers AssocationAsylum Clock Issues2008
Annual Conference on Immigration LawStrategies before Immigration Court2007
Fundamentals of Immigration Law PractiveWaivers of Removal2006
Annual Conference on Immigration LawPractice in Immigration Court2004
Annual Conference on Immigration LawInadmissibility and Removability: You Can't Come In, or You Must Leave2003
Annual Conference on Immigration LawAsylum2002
American Immigration Lawyers Conference Annual ConferencePardons and Post Convictions in Immigration Law2001
Immigration LawImmigration Law1998
Immgration Law SeminarImmigration1997