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TONG LAW is a full service law firm providing litigation and transactional legal services to individuals and businesses.


No matter too large, no issue too small; at TONG LAW, our approach to problem solving is to harmonize exceptional client representation with practical legal solutions. We handle a multitude of civil matters, and represent both English and Mandarin Chinese speaking clients.

Our primary areas of focus are employment law, entrepreneurial and startup business law, immigration law, and trademark and copyright law.


Consistent with our commitment to running a green business, we are proud to operate as a technology-driven, paperless office. Our web hosting is 100% wind powered, we utilize webcam video conferencing, and we recycle and use environmentally friendly products.

Conveniently located in the historic Tribune Tower in beautiful Downtown Oakland, California, TONG LAW is easily accessible by various modes of eco-friendly transportation such as BART, bus, or bike.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Trademark Application: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joan Elizabeth Herrington

    Mr. Tong is a skilled and passionate advocate on behalf of his clients. I have referred potential clients to him in the past, and will continue to do so.


    Joan Herrington Employment and labor Attorney
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  • Ian M A Van Leer

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Contact info


409 Thirteenth Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA, 94612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Service Award - New AttorneyAlameda County Bar Association2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Pro Bono Recognition AwardSanta Clara University School of Law2010
Best Oral ArgumentTrial Advocacy - Santa Clara University School of Law2008
Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights ScholarshipSanta Clara University School of Law2007
Arts and Leadership ScholarshipOberlin College1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counselor at LawTONG LAW2011 - Present
Law ClerkThe Veen Firm, PC2009 - 2011
Trial FellowSan Francisco Trial Lawyers Association2009 - 2009
Judicial InternSuperior Court of San Francisco2008 - 2008
Law ClerkConsumers Union2008 - 2008
Community OrganizerCenter for Media Justice2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar AssociationChair of the Barristers Executive Committee2013 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationNewsletter Committee Member2013 - Present
Earl Warren American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2013 - Present
California Lawyers for the ArtsReferral Attorney2012 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EDD Unemployment Insurance AppealAppeal won
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Publication nameTitleDate
Asian American Bar AssociationProfile on Vince Chhabria2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Oberlin CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legally AsianPrivate Law Practice2014