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
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of meritious service for the Pro Bono Society||Villanova University, School of Law||2000|
|Senior Partner||Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Owner||Edward C. Chung, Attorney at-Law||2006 - 2010|
|Associate||McPherson & McPherson, P.L.L.P.||2004 - 2004|
|Contract Attorney||Cozen & O'connor||2000 - 2004|
|Contract Attorney||O'melveny & Myers, LLP||2000 - 2004|
|Law Clerk (Homicide Unit)||Orange County Public Defender's Office||1999 - 1999|
|Legal Intern||Delaware County Legal Assistance Association||1998 - 1999|
|Director of Personnel of Legal Clinic||Fullerton College||1994 - 1995|
|Public Defender Interviewer||Orange County Juvenile Public Defenders Office||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pro Bono Society||Member||1997 - 2000|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Washington State International Trade Alliance||Member||N/A|
|Chinese Chamber of Commerce||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|WSBA Electronics Communication Committee||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC||Your rights Under U.S. vs Windsor||2013|
|Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC||2013 Publication for Foreign Investors & Entrepreneurs||2013|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|California State University, Fullerton||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|International Students and Entrepreneurship & Immigration Options||Investment Immigration Options||2012|