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Chan Mo Ahn

Litigation Attorney at Lake Wylie, SC

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About Chan

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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 served as Of Counsel until 2020.  

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.  

During his time in law school, 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.

Licensed for 8 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/21/2023
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 06/08/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Chan

Ahn Law Firm, LLC
4381 Charlotte Hwy
Suite 103
Lake Wylie, SC, 29710
Ahn Law Firm, LLC (Georgia Office)
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA, 30097
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
Chan Ahn advised me on an employment matter with a very professional and extremely helpful manner. He took the time to explain the law and exceptions to the law. I received a wealth of information and advice that provided me with an effective strategy in approaching the situation with the tools needed to present my concerns to my employer successfully. I highly recommend Mr. Ahn. Thank you.
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Posted by John | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!!!
I was sued at fault for an incident that could result in a lengthy process, talking maybe years, and a financial issue. I found Anh and contacted him with very little hope. Long story short, Ahn came up with a great idea and resolved the issue in a very short time. In addition, I am no longer responsible for any judicial matter. I am so thankful that I met Ahn. I highly recommend him as I would also seek Ahn in the future for any problem.
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Posted by Adam | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Attorney!
Mr. Ahn handled an immigration case on behalf of my wife, filing for citizenship via naturalization. In the initial interview, he was very forthcoming and explained exactly what needed to be done, as well as described what the overall time frame might look like. Along the way, we had an issue with the assistant working our case, Sean Tropea, which Mr. Ahn quickly remedied by expeditiously moving our case forward. Overall, we were able to get the entire process completed within 7 months, which is surprisingly quick. More time was spent waiting on USCIS than Mr. Ahn's office - so we were very pleased with the amount of attention that was given to our case. Financially, Mr. Ahn is very fair priced and all expenses were well explained. Well worth the money for his office's services! He speaks fluent Korean and English, so the entire time both my wife and I were able to completely understand the process and the status of the case. Excellent immigration attorney whom I'd recommend to anyone in the SC, DC or GA area!
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Posted by Geoff | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great overall experience and results
Assertive and knowledgeable representation. I was very happy that I decided to do business with Attorney Ahn and his practice. The communication during the process was phenomenal, as were the results. He kept me informed regularly and educated me throughout. Highly recommend!
Posted by Tiffany | August 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Detailed and Thorough
I consulted with Chan about me paying for a car warranty and not actually receiving the warranty, thus leaving me with the cost of repairs. I knew from the initial conversation that he had my best interest at hand. He explained everything in laymen's terms and was careful not to patronize me. He provides you with the pros and cons, upfront, so there are no surprises. He is also clear about costs and which way may work better for your specific case. I immediately hired him. He is a hands-on lawyer and answered a lot of my questions where he could have easily allowed the paralegal to answer them. He's very detailed and thorough in everything he does. I called and emailed a lot and not once did I feel pushed off or like another random client. If you want someone that's available, detailed, and thorough, try Chan. I was able to get representation, professionalism, return calls, emails, etc. at a reasonable cost. Lawyers like Chan are sure to get both repeat and new clientele. I won my case, I think, simply off of how detailed he is. 5 Stars for Chan!
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Posted by Will | April 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
Chan is a great attorney and he really knows what he’s doing. I would highly recommend him. Not only did I have a great attorney I also gained a good friend.
Posted by Frank | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The case of the two Real Estate sales contracts on the same property.
Chan had the opportunity to help both me and my realtor in the course of this case and he was very professional. Both me and my realtor were very please with his performance. He was very courteous and fair as well as very thorough in handling our case. If we had the opportunity of doing it all over again, we would chose Chan as our attorney to handle our case. I would like to thank Chan for all his diligence and hard work.
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Posted by Ellen | September 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Chan was very empathic and understanding of my employment situation. He was upfront with all the different options that were available to me and the cost associated. He was super prompt in returning all emails and calls. In fact he actually emailed and called me far more than I did him. He kept me abreast of all statuses. He notified me immediately of all decisions to be made. He is a hard worker and very intelligent. He has strong interpersonal skills as I immediately felt comfortable to work with him and that I could trust him. I never had a doubt whose "side" he was on. I felt the cost associated was worth the value he brings. Hopefully I will not need a lawyer in the future but if I do, he will be the first and only I call.
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Posted by John | July 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best employment and Labor attorney in Town
I referred a work discrimination case to him and he acted so swiftly to save me from losing my job within days. He further led a powerful negotiation which led to getting me the best litigation package any one could dream of. This was after I had contacted another law firm who refused to getback to me after I had paid $350. He is empathetic, honest and above all professional in his dealings. Will recommend his services to everyone without hesitation. My family and I are for ever grateful to you. You are the best and perfect lawyer.
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Posted by Roger | June 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr.Ahn was very professional and knowledgeable while handling my case. He kept me informed every step of the way. If you are searching for a employment attorney to handle your case, I fully recommend Mr. Ahn.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired Attorney Chan to represent me in a employment dispute case. Attorney Chan was professional and very knowledgeable. He kept me up to date on every aspect of the case and provided me the law based on the evidence and allowed me to make informed decisions in my case. Attorney Chan has great analytic and research skills to competitively enter a court room.
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Posted by David | May 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer...
I hired Chan to help with an employment issue and was 100% satisfied. Chan really cares about the client and had my best interests in mind during the entire process. He gave me plenty of advice, but when it came to decisions, he left those up to me and what I felt comfortable with. It was a very stressful situation with the work issue and Chan made it as least stressful as possible for me, and in the end I was perfectly satisfied with the outcome. I would highly recommend Chan Ahn.
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Posted by Lara | April 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, focused, awesome
This guy is incredible. He knew exactly what he was talking about, went above and beyond and helped get my situation resolved in less than a week, with only the consultation! He is a great man to have on your side!
Posted by Jonathan | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Mr. Ahn was very professional, punctual, and kind through the whole process. He kept in constant contact with me and answered all my questions. I would defiantly suggest that anyone who needs a lawyer of his expertise to use him. I greatly appreciate his time and what he did for me and my family.
Posted by Joe | April 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great honest advice.
I went to Mr. Ahn to review a severance package, he was honest with me and while willing to take the case did also mention the downside to my case and taking a chance on losing current offer. His advice was very helpful.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Ahn Law Firm, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Jordan Law Firm, PC
  • 2017 - 2020
  • 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
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Education

  • University of South Carolina
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Kyung Hee University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • Kyung Hee University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Employment Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2023
  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Employment Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Best Employment Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Community Appreciation Award
  • The Korean Association of Columbia, SC
  • 2019
  • Community Appreciation Award
  • The Korean Association of Columbia, SC
  • 2018
  • Community Appreciation Award
  • The Korean Association of Columbia, SC
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future (Advanced Legal Writing)
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2014
  • West-Olivetti Endowed Scholarship
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2014
  • West-Olivetti Endowed Scholarship
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2013
  • West-Olivetti Endowed Scholarship
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2012
  • CALI Excellence for the Future (LRAW II)
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2012
  • West-Olivetti Endowed Scholarship
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2011
  • 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
  • U.S. Department of State
  • 2003
  • Meritorious Honor Award
  • United States Department of State
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law: Practice Guidance in the COVID Era (CLE Course Materials)
  • Termination of a Landlord-Tenant Relationship
  • 2020
  • Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law: Practice Guidance in the COVID Era (CLE Course Materials)
  • Transactional Drafting for Lease Agreements
  • 2020
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law School for Non-lawyers; York Technical College
  • Employment Laws
  • 2021
  • Law School for Non-lawyers; York Technical College
  • Bankruptcy Laws
  • 2021
  • Law School for Non-lawyers; York Technical College
  • Consumer Law & Debt Collection
  • 2021
  • Law School for Non-lawyers; York Technical College
  • Consumer Law & Debt Collection
  • 2020
  • SC Self-Defense/Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) Seminar
  • South Carolina Gun Laws
  • 2020
  • Law Seminar for Senior Korean-Americans in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Chan
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chan is a dedicated attorney and is extremely knowledgable on all federal and state employment issues. I highly recommend him on all employment, immigration or contract matters. He cares about his clients and their circumstances."
Ethics and professional responsibility
Lake Wylie Litigation Lawyer Chan Mo Ahn
Chan Mo Ahn
Litigation Attorney
Lake Wylie, SC
Licensed for 8 years