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Mr. Chung is the Senior Partner at Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC. Mr. Chung’s primary practice is comprised of Civil and Criminal Litigation, Immigration and Business Transactions.

Mr. Chung has represented clients in complex litigations before the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Chung has argued numerous cases before Washington State District and Superior Courts. Mr. Chung has counseled and represented clients throughout King County, Pierce County, Island County, Kitsap County, and Snohomish County.

In Civil Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented various individuals and entities in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Vulnerable Adult Protection Act (VAPA), Employment Discrimination, Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA), and civil claims against governmental entities and municipalities. In Criminal Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented clients in criminal defense, including felonies and misdemeanors, DUI and reckless driving, fraud and identity theft, embezzlement, domestic violence, and bigamy.

In Business Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented individuals and entities in setting up Washington corporations, including registration of foreign and international corporations doing business in Washington state, advising clients on selling and purchasing business franchises, and registering copyrights and trademarks. Mr. Chung also has represented individuals and entities before administrative adjudications, including Department of Licensing (DOL), Labor and Industries (L&I), Board of Industrial Appeals (BIA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In Immigration, Mr. Chung has represented clients in a wide variety of immigration and deportation proceedings, including Asylum, Fiancé(e) visas, Student visas, Citizenship, and Family Immigrant visas in the United States and at Embassy Consular Processing. Mr. Chung has represented clients from China, India, Pakistan, Korea, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Moldova, Libya, Israel, Mexico, Canada, France, and Germany.


Mr. Chung’s prior professional experience and practices ranged from nationally renowned law firms in pre-trial and post-trial complex litigation matters, to working for both small to mid-size law practices in Washington, California, and Pennsylvania. 


Mr. Chung has advised companies in China and India doing business in Washington State. 



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Angel Nikolaev Vasilev

    Mr. Chung has been a great mentor and one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Seattle. Mr. Chung is capable of solving even the most complex cases and negotiate best outcomes for our clients.


    Angel Vasilev Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Tuella O Sykes

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Chung is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Chung's legal services.


    Tuella Sykes Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Chung, Malhas & Mantel PLLC

600 1st Ave Ste 400
Seattle, WA, 98104-2237


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of meritious service for the Pro Bono SocietyVillanova University, School of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerChung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC2010 - Present
OwnerEdward C. Chung, Attorney at-Law2006 - 2010
AssociateMcPherson & McPherson, P.L.L.P.2004 - 2004
Contract AttorneyCozen & O'connor2000 - 2004
Contract AttorneyO'melveny & Myers, LLP2000 - 2004
Law Clerk (Homicide Unit)Orange County Public Defender's Office1999 - 1999
Legal InternDelaware County Legal Assistance Association1998 - 1999
Director of Personnel of Legal ClinicFullerton College1994 - 1995
Public Defender InterviewerOrange County Juvenile Public Defenders Office1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pro Bono SocietyMember1997 - 2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Washington State International Trade AllianceMemberN/A
Chinese Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
WSBA Electronics Communication CommitteeAttorney MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLCYour rights Under U.S. vs Windsor2013
Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC2013 Publication for Foreign Investors & Entrepreneurs2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
California State University, FullertonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Students and Entrepreneurship & Immigration OptionsInvestment Immigration Options2012