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Brian Yee Keung Cheng

Brian Yee Keung Cheng

also known as Brian Y.K. Cheng

Practice areas:

Business, Personal Injury, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation, Immigration, Criminal Defense

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About Me

 


Brian Cheng carries outstanding academic credentials and extensive experience as a successful negotiator and business management advisor.


 


In May 2011, Brian received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Order of Barristers, from Seattle University School of Law. In law school, his academic accomplishments included two CALI Awards for achieving the highest grades in the studies of Legal Writing II and Computer Crime. Furthermore, while at Seattle University, he represented his school in moot court and dispute resolution competitions.


 


In addition to his academic credentials, Brian also brings to our firm his experience working under the auspices of two judges—as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Theresa Doyle of the King County Superior Court, and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Christine Quinn-Brintnall of the Washington State Court of Appeals.


 


Furthermore, Brian has a comprehensive understanding of landlord-tenant law. After graduating from law school, Brian was a Public Interest Fellow with the King County Bar Association (KCBA) Housing Justice Project, where he provided pro bono representation of low-income tenants facing eviction. As a Public Interest Fellow, Brian has prevented evictions by winning in court and has saved vast amounts of money for his client by negotiating countless settlements. His in-depth familiarity with landlord-tenant law makes him an effective advocate for landlords seeking to resolve disputes with their tenants and for tenants facing eviction.


 


During law school, Brian volunteered his legal skills to Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, an organization that has special consultative status with the United Nations. There, he used his legal training to rectify injustices around the globe. In 2010, one of his major projects involved drafting a letter to the Rwandan government to cite violations of its treaty obligations and demand the release of an American law professor, charged under the Rwandan criminal law of “genocide ideology.” He also presented a legal memorandum analyzing the high profile case of Mr. Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was detained at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba in 2002.


 


Prior to attending law school, Brian was a Deputy Commissioner and Group Commissioner with Scouts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., where he grew up. There, Brian represented his constituency of over 4000 youth and leaders in the business decisions of the largest non-profit youth movement in the country. During his tenure, Brian’s accomplishments included founding two new Scout Groups, overhauling another, and overseeing the newfound growth of an organization that had been declining in membership for over a decade. Today, Brian applies the management and leadership skills he acquired as a Commissioner when he advises clients in business dealings and negotiates successful deals on their behalf. For his volunteerism and commitment to public service, Queen Elizabeth II awarded to Brian the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.

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Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Business: 30%
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-250/hour), Contingent (33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

315 5th Avenue South, Suite 882
Seattle, WA, 98104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201107/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Excellence for the Future Award (Top Grade) - Computer CrimeSeattle University School of Law / CALI2011
King County Bar Foundation ScholarKing County Bar Foundation2010
Excellence for the Future Award (Top Grade) - Legal Writing IISeattle University School of Law / CALI2010
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2010
King County Bar Foundation ScholarKing County Bar Foundation2009
Year-End Achievement ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Dennis Lam2011 - Present
Of CounselLaw Offices of Paul Cullen PLLC2011 - 2012
Public Interest Fellow and Volunteer AttorneyKing County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project2011 - 2012
Volunteer Judicial Intern to the Hon. Judge Theresa DoyleKing County Superior Court2010 - 2010
Judicial Extern to the Hon. Judge Christine Quinn-BrintnallWashington State Court Of Appeals2010 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)2011
University of British ColumbiaIntegrated SciencesBSc - Bachelor of Science2008