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Languages spoken: Mandarin, Chinese, Min Nan, English, Taiwanese

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Vida Law Group, APC

1022 S San Gabriel Blvd.
Suite E
San Gabriel, CA, 91776-3150


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2013
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2011
Appreciation AwardLos Angeles Pathfinder Asian American Senior Association2010
Special Congessional RecognitionHonorable Hilda L. Solis, Member of Congress2007
Chinese Overseas Outstanding YouthChinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Los Angeles2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVida Law Group, APC2004 - Present
PartnerChou & Chen, LLP2000 - 2004
PresidentLaw Offices of Shawn C. Chou, APC1999 - 2000
AttorneyLegal Services Program for Pasadena and San Gabriel-Pomona Valley1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Gabriel Valley Bar AssociationBoard Member2015 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration SectionExecutive Committee Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
San Gabriel Valley Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Taiwanese American Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Taiwanese American Lawyers AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Quarterly (by World Journal)How to Select an Attorney (in Chinese)2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - BerkeleyEconomics and RhetoricBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Radio Free Asia Interview 09-16-2011Asylum Fraud2011
32nd Congressional District Immigration ForumNaturalization2007
Kiwanis Club of San Marino October 2003 MeetingUnclaimed Property2003