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Ada K Chan

Criminal defense Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   18 reviews

also known as www.rollinsandchan.com

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 27 years
    Maryland - MD 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ada

Learn Ada’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    Criminal Defense in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland

    28 years, 2,000 cases

Criminal defense attorney Ada Chan represents people from all walks of life facing a wide range of serious criminal charges. Ada K. Chan is a native of Hong Kong. She spent her formative years in England and Germany. Ms. Chan attended Oregon State University, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and received her Juris Doctor from the District of Columbia School of Law. She has been admitted to practice law in Maryland and D.C. She began her legal career as an immigration attorney in 1996 and handled a variety of cases, including H-1B visas, Labor Certification, Political Asylum, Adjustment of Status, K visas, removal of conditional status, petition for relatives and naturalization petitions. In 1998, Ms. Chan joined partnership with Mark M. Rollins, Esq. to form the Law Firm of Rollins. She has since then limited the scope of her law practice to criminal defense in the Criminal Division of the D.C. Superior Court. She is fluent in Chinese. 

Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/OWI cases
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • Sex Offenses
  • Entertainment
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • DUI/DWI
 

Location

Rollins & Chan Law Firm
419 7th Street, N.W.
Suit 405
Washington, DC, 20004

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Reviews

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Posted by Mr.johnson | March 5, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good advice and customer service
Awesome! awesome! professionalism were truly exceptional throughout the entire 15 minutes. She demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal matters at hand and provided valuable insights and guidance. Her attention to detail, clear communication, and dedication to helping me was truly commendable. The commitment to excellence and her ability to address my concerns effectively make her a standout professional in her field. I'm sure she will make a significant impact on your legal matters.
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Posted by HP | June 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible lawyer, highly recommended
Attorney Ada Chan is an amazing lawyer who took a chance on my case when many others wouldn't. Throughout the entire process from consultation through conclusion, she was incredibly engaged, spent a lot of time communicating with me and shared great background details for better understanding (and peace of mind), provided the winning strategy, and above all, showed that she truly cared. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Andrew | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazed by her hard work!!!!
Ada was so amazing she got the charge thrown out before I even had to go to court. She was awesome!!!!!!
Posted by Craig | February 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ada made me feel comfortable and at ease with my case kept constant contact with updates.I would highly recommend Ada to any of my friends.
Posted by Enris | January 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice Attorney
Ms Ada K Chan was available at any moments notice her services were required constantly that's the most important aspect of representation for the client myself. Extremely straightforward with an impressive knowledge of the laws, very discreet, with a no nonsense additude resulting in confidence for my future she showed me that I much more than mattered that's quality I paid for I recommend her to everyone who wants the absolute very best in the field to all my family and friends she my Justice Attorney delivered me victory and a whole new life. - Thank You
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing! Highly recommended.
Ada is a top quality lawyer I never knew I needed. She's a professional and an expert in her field. She will do all that she can do help you. Exceptional, smart, and very knowledgeable to say the least!
Posted by Seema | August 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best quality
Positive: Professionalism, Quality,  Responsiveness, Value While I met Ada in very unfortunate circumstances, I’m very glad I did. From the initial phone call, I knew I wanted her to be my lawyer. Not only did she respond to my emails at 11 pm, she called me and answered my questions/concerns late that night. She truly cares about her clients. She is humble, kind, and compassionate. She got what I ultimately hired her to do, a civil protection order. She continued to check on me even after the case is over. I will never forget her kind words and encouragement! Would recommend to everyone I know. Thank you very much!
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Posted by Sufyan | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Attorney ever
Very nice working with her. She tries all the possible ways to provide the attorney service to her clients. Very satisfied working with her.
Posted by Veto | May 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100 star lawyer in a 5 star world
Case dismissed ! By far the best criminal attorney in MD and DC, if not the USA. I’ve had to use her on a couple of occasions. ALL were dismissed. Her passion for taking care of her clients is paramount and reigns through in her representation in the court room! She even returns texts and phone calls on weekends and evenings. A truly caring lawyer. I’d give her 100 stars if I could.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Spectacular Attorney.
Retaining Ms. Chan as my attorney was the best move I made in my case. Two weeks before my court date, I had not decided on a lawyer. I was very uneasy and stressed out. Up to that point, I spoke to three lawyers but I was not convinced. Doing a little more research, I found Ms. Chan and gave her a call. I gave her details of my case and informed her of my prior convictions. She gave me step by step what the process would be with the prosecution and possible scenarios. As we spoke, I was very comfortable and had full confidence in her ability to get me the best outcome possible. I was able to meet with Ms. Chan and Mr. Rollins not long after and felt even more stress was lifted off my shoulders. As a working student with two jobs, the price she quoted me was very affordable. With the short amount of time before my court date, she gathered all the information needed to find the best outcome. Being that I was a previous offender, Ms. Chan was able to negotiate a deal to get my charges dismissed. I am very thankful of her time and effort, because it benefits me and my future. Throughout the process, she was able to keep me updated, helped me relax and stay at ease. She guaranteed exceptional service and her efforts went above and beyond. Not to mention, she puts herself in her client’s shoes so she understands and cares. There was never any moment I had doubt. Ms. Chan met all my expectations and I would highly recommend her to my friends, family, and everyone.
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Posted by Jason | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in DC
Ada is absolutely the best. I was really stressed out about my case and trying to hire a lawyer. She talked me through the whole process with patience and clarity. She made sure that I was calm and had nothing to worry about. Best of all, she got my case dismissed!
Posted by Kal Ash | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ada is the Best
Words cannot describe the service that Rollins and Chan provide. Throughout this process Ada held my hand and she was with me every step of the way. She answered every question I had, reassured me every time I had doubt. Explained the whole process and got the best outcome from the prosecutor. Her legal advice, care and attention she brings to her client is unmatched. I highly recommend Ada and her Firm. You can't go wrong. Thank You Ada.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary Attorney
Ada Chan is one of the most personable, compassionate, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. From the first conversation I had with Ada Chan, Esq over the phone, I knew she would be the best advocate for my daughter and only wanted the best turn out possible. Even before she knew I was going to retain her as a lawyer for my daughter she was explaining everything and giving me advice. She met with us the next evening, explain the plain and insured us that my daughter was in great hands. If you had a question all you had to do is text her, within minutes she would respond. She and her partner Mark Rollins were there every step of the way, everything she said they delivered. She even went above and beyond her duty as a defense attorney. She made you feel as if she was your BFF that was helping you through a family crisis. I highly recommend Ada Chan of Rollins and Chan Law firm for any criminal case.
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Posted by Carl Armstrong | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Life Was A Wreck!
Ada is a compassionate lawyer. I was frantic about my protection order appeal over the weekend and contacted her. She responded on a Sunday and promised that she would call me on Monday as soon as she comes back from out of town. She called first thing in the morning. She listened to me and gave me specific instructions as to what to do. She took the stress out of a very difficult and stressful situation. She knows how to strategically fight my battle in DV court. She gave me her cell phone number in case I have questions about my case. Her rates are reasonable. She cares about her clients. Awesome lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law and have empathy. Will recommend.
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Posted by Bella | December 12, 2014
Excellent Criminal Attorney
Attorney Ada Chan is a super criminal defense lawyer with grit! She's knowledgeable, reliable, and persistent. She's dedicated to her clients and the high quality of her work for each one of them. If you find yourself needing a criminal defense attorney, please give her a call! I highly recommend her!
Posted by Denise | August 1, 2013
Happy Customer
Ada Chan is very personable and respectfull. At no time did she make me feel uncomfortable about my situation or questions. She was willing to work on my son's case on Sunday and that was important to my schedule.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
Great lawyer
Ms. Chan represented me in a criminal matter and my case was dismissed. She kept me informed about what's going on and I am very happy with the service I received. I would recommend her and her law firm.
Posted by Susie | July 31, 2013
Excellent service!
Rollins and Chan are fantastic lawyers. They were professional and responsive. I had a legal matter which I dreaded to resolve. Ms. Chan was able to complete all the paperwork for me in a speedy manner and assisted me through the process. Legal fees were very reasonable. Not only did they explain the process to me, they kept me informed at all times. I highly recommend this law firm!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rollins & Chan
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ada Chan
  • 1996 - 1998

Education

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2014
  • LaPier & Associates, Glen Burnie, Maryland
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • DC PDS Criminal Practice Institute
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • Courts Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC
  • 2013
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Oregon State University
  • B.A.
  • 1992
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Maryland v. DE
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • State of Maryland v. DE
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • State of Maryland v. DE
  • Nolle Prosequi
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Associations

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • D.C. Superior Court Trial Lawyer Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Immigration Lawyers Website
  • Immigration Lawyers On The Web
  • 1996

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Practice 360°|A Day for Lawyers & Law Firms
  • Solo and Small Firm Technology
  • 2019
  • D.C. Bar Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Lawyer: What to Expect in Your Criminal Law Practice
  • 2014
  • January 2013 until June 2013
  • Judge Rigsby Law Camp Mentor and Presenter
  • 2013
  • DC Bar Judicial Conference
  • DC Community Courts: problem solving courts
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (22)
Endorse Ada
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ada recently assisted a client of mine obtain post-conviction relief in a very difficult case in DC Superior Court. Many other criminal defense lawyers in the area were not up for the challenge of this case. She is responsive, creative, knowledgeable, compassionate, extremely hardworking, and highly skilled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ada is a fierce advocate who doesn't hide the ball from her clients. She is a strong attorney and dedicated to providing her clients the best representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. She is excellent at communicating with her clients and knows how to guide them through the criminal process. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is the consummate professional who is always prepared and advocates for her clients relentlessly. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known attorney Ada Chan for well over fifteen years. She is an experienced, skilled and detail-oriented advocate who fights for her clients to achieve the very best results. She is a considerate and personable individual. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Attorney Chan in a four co-defendant Felony criminal case that was ultimately dismissed. She presented with a confident, firm, no nonsense, demeanor that got the job done. On a personal note, she was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ada is an aggressive trial strategist and intense advocate. I would recommend her services to anyone needing a good criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ada Chan. She is a caring attorney with a no-nonsense attitude in the courtroom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. A professional, experienced, trustworthy and caring attorney for the accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse Ada Chan. She is a tough, aggressive defense lawyer who has a stellar reputation in the criminal defense bar. Anyone in need of legal assistance would be well served hiring her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows what it means to fight for her clients. People are in good hands when Ada Chan is representing them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ada is extremely dedicated to her client's interests and obtaining the best results for them. She is an outstanding litigator in court and truly fights for her clients. I would highly recommend her to those citizens who find themselves charged with a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Chan consistently provides excellent defense for her clients. I recently attended NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test training with Ms. Chan and know that she will be even better equipped to cross examine police officers in DUI trials as a result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally seen Ada Chan in court and greatly respect her thoroughness and dlilgence in representing her clients' interests. Ms. Chan is very well regarded in the legal community and does very good work for her clients. I highly recommend Ms. Chan to anyone looking for a hard working advocate to represent their interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is fearless in the courtroom. She gets her clients great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Chan is a very capable and talented attorney. She is particularly adept in being very efficient and knowing the twists and turns of practice in the District of Columbia Superior Court. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada Chan is a very aggressive and talented attorney. She has a no nonsense approach and dosen't waste time when it comes to meeting a clients needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Great Lawer!!!"
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