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Elaine Cheung, Esq. is President of the Law Offices of Elaine Cheung, LLC. In 2001, Ms. Cheung graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, she relocated to San Francisco, California and worked as a legal assistant specializing in wills and trusts and elder abuse litigation before entering law school at the University of California, Hastings.


At UC Hastings, Ms. Cheung was elected Student Body President of her law school, was a legal research & writing teacher's assistant for first year law students and was nominated for the distinguished moot court award of David E. Snodgrass Best Oralist. She has been the recipient of academic scholarships at every level of schooling from high school through law school.


Ms. Cheung was a law clerk and summer associate for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco and Carlson Calladine & Peterson, a complex civil litigation firm in San Francisco. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she chose to return to her hometown to practice immigration law. As the daughter of immigrants, Ms. Cheung is devoted to helping her clients through the complex immigration process that many members of her family and close friends have experienced. Ms. Cheung was Senior Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Tahir Mella before opening her own practice specializing in immigration law.


Ms. Cheung has been admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, New Jersey Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and she may practice in the Executive Office of Immigration Review: Immigration Courts in all 50 states. Her other professional memberships include the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations, and the Delaware Valley Asian-American Bar Association.


Ms. Cheung is fluent in Spanish and the Chinese dialect of Fuzhou, and she is proficient in French and Mandarin.


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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, French

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 99%
    9 years
  2. Divorce: 1%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Karen Elizabeth Atzert

    Elaine is an exceptional immigration attorney. She cares deeply about her clients and works tirelessly to achieve the best results available under the law.

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    Karen Atzert Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jeffrey S Gillman

    I have referred my clients to Elaine for immigration matters and will continue to in the future. She treats her clients with respect and is very knowledgeable and capable. My clients that have worked with her have all had nothing but great things to say about her.

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    Jeffrey Gillman Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Elaine Cheung, LLC

930 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19147-3840

Law Ofcs of Elaine Cheung Llc
930 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19147

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200706/25/2016
PAActive200704/02/2016
CAInactive200605/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Elaine Cheung, LLC2010 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Tahir Mella2007 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember - Philadelphia Chapter2007 - Present
Associated Students of UC HastingsStudent Body President2004 - 2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of PennsylvaniaCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Visual Legal Advocacy Project of the Penn Program on Documentaries & the LawTips on Protecting Yourself When You Hire an Immigration Lawyer or Legal Advisor2009