Chan M. Ahn is an attorney admitted to practice law in South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington D.C. Prior to founding Ahn Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Ahn worked as an Associate Attorney for Jordan & Dunn, LLC, and Jordan Law Firm, P.C., where he currently serves as Of Counsel.
Prior to embarking on his career as an attorney, Mr. Ahn served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carolyn W. Rogers of the York County Probate Court and worked as a summer associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, South Carolina.
Mr. Ahn attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, from which he received his Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, he served as the Special Projects Editor of the South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business (SCJILB) and worked as a research assistant for Prof. Marie C. Boyd.
Throughout his three-year law school career, Mr. Ahn was the sole recipient of the West-Olivetti Endowed Scholarship. He also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards—which are given to the highest scoring student of each law school class—for Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LRAW II) and Advanced Legal Writing.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ahn was the Founder & Chief Executive of Beehive Communications, Inc., a boutique consulting firm specializing in cross-cultural communication strategies, strategic networking, topic-specific research and investigative reporting projects, web-based media solutions, and digital communications services. Prior to founding his own consulting firm in 2006, Mr. Ahn served as a press advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul—where he earned the U.S. Department of State’s Employee of the Year Award (“Foreign Service National of the Year”)—and worked as a communications specialist for Samsung, a Seoul-based global conglomerate. He has also worked as a fashion designer, as a wine consultant, as an interpreter/translator, and as a tour guide in Western Europe.
Mr. Ahn is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ). He is admitted to the State Bar, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, as well as to the Bars of the District of Columbia and South Carolina. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Immigration Courts of the United States.
He speaks fluent Korean and is proficient in web-based communication technologies. Mr. Ahn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Clothing & Textiles and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism & Communication, both of which he earned from Kyung Hee University, one of the top private universities in Seoul, South Korea.
While living in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, with his family, Mr. Ahn frequently travels both within and outside South Carolina in representing his clients located in South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and taking a walk with Alpha—an energetic and curious West Highland White Terrier.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2014||09/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Excellence for the Future (Advanced Legal Writing)||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2014|
|CALI Excellence for the Future (LRAW II)||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2012|
|Meritorious Honor Award||United States Department of State||2005|
|Employee (FSN) of the Year||United States Department of State||2004|
|Franklin Award||United Stated Department of State||2003|
|Meritorious Honor Award||United States Department of State||2002|
|Managing Attorney||Ahn Law Firm, LLC||2017 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Jordan Law Firm, PC||2017 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Jordan Law Firm, P.C.||2015 - 2017|
|Law Clerk||Jordan Law Firm, P.C.||2014 - 2015|
|Law Clerk||York County Probate Court||2014 - 2014|
|Research Assistant||University Of South Carolina School Of Law||2013 - 2014|
|Summer Associate||Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough||2012 - 2012|
|Founder & Chief Executive||Beehive Communications, Inc.||2005 - 2011|
|Press Advisor||U.S. Department Of State||1998 - 2005|
|Communications Specialist||Samsung||1994 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||Member||2016 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|York County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2014 - Present|
|Cardozo Law Review||Unequal Protection under the Law: Why FDA Should Use Negotiated Rulemaking to Reform the Regulation of Generic Drugs||2014|
|Pace Law Review||Zoning for Apartments: A Study of the Role of Law in the Control of Apartment Houses in New Haven, Connecticut 1912–1932||2013|
|University of South Carolina||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|Kyung Hee University||MA - Masters||2001|
|Kyung Hee University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|Law School for Non-lawyers; York Technical College (Forthcoming in October 2020)||Consumer Law & Debt Collection||2020|
|SC Bar CLE||Landlord-Tenant Relationships in South Carolina (Forthcoming; November 2020)||2020|
|Law Seminar for Senior Korean-Americans in Columbia, South Carolina||Wills and Estate Planning||2017|
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