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Michael Spencer Chin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lynnwood, WA

4.7   89 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

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At Chin Legal Group, our primary concern is YOU, the client. We understand that taking on representation is never an easy decision and is often a last resort. If you could do it yourself you would. However, the added value in our representation is knowing that you have someone in your corner and watching out for you at every turn. We offer effective, professional, and personal representation to our clients and place our clients as our highest priority. Without you we would not be able to practice law. 

Licensed for 13 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Chin Legal Group, PLLC
3500 188th Street SW
Suite 205
Lynnwood, WA, 98037

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  89 customer reviews
Posted by Sean | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am now a single father of 2 girls, thanks to Michael Chin! I won custody!!
It's been a long drawn out almost 2 year battle with my ex wife. I don't even know where to begin! We hit it off great upon first introductions and I knew Michael was the right guy for me. I had a TOUGH case. I gave up my parental rights to my ex wife when I traveled for work, with good faith she'd return to original parenting plan upon my return. She did not. She decided to relocate out of state, and even though I was able to stop that I felt lucky I was able to do so. When she retaliated to file for more child support I hired Michael Chin. We spent the next 2 years dealing with a woman that would not comply with court and still get a slap on the wrist and allowed to pursue til the end. She was non-communicative with either one of us. She was always up and down on her decisions. There was no other way to get through to her than to build a case and get a GAL and during that time she filed AGAIN to relocate. Long story short, my daughters stayed in Washington and are now going to be residing with me. I have my daughters back, thanks to Michael. If you want a man that will fight through some of the toughest challenges, and stick by your side all the way through, this is your guy. I am pretty sure I have the LARGEST file in his office and he went through everything to ensure we had what we needed to win this case. Thank you Michael, Thank you.
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Posted by Rachel | December 13, 2017
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The best attorney I could have hired
Michael went above and beyond for me. I had a very long court and custody battle of almost 2 years. Michael never gave up on me and did everything possible for my case and I was eventually awarded full custody of my daughter. He is honest , caring , and thorough. He is not a price gouger. He is extremely hard working and good at what he does. He was amazing in trial and thought of everything . You can not go wrong with Michael and you will be in very good hands . He is extremely competent and reliable. I highly recommend him and couldn’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for me and my family.
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Posted by Andrew | June 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Michael Chin and his team
There’s too much to type. It was a pretty easy difficult case. The main goal was to keep my kids in state and me retaining what custody I already had of my boys. Michael and his team were professional the entire time with me. Fielding questions, trying to offer support, and preparing me for the worst case scenario (just in case). He and his team understood that my emotions were all over the place on this, that I didn’t want to get divorced and I wanted my children here. Never once was I faulted for speaking angrily or sharply. Did I have to re-submit documents from time to time? Sure, things happen. Michael always returned phone calls, emails and texts. He was available pretty much whenever i needed him. Day of court and ruling came, and not only did my boys stay in state, but I was awarded primary custody, among other things. I won’t get into the details of the case, but this was an extremely tough one given my situation. Michael, Josh , Camille and Leslie fought hard for me and my family. I highly recommend Michael Chin and his team for family law. I wouldn’t hesitate to call and employ his services again, which given my situation I probably will have too.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Got the job done quick
Michael was amazing. He was direct with what he was going to do and help me out. I had a horrible experience with a previous lawyer and Michael reassured me he would make things right. After a long three year divorce battle, Michael stepped in and got everything done and settled within 6 months. He was honest, fair and amazing to work with. He made a promise to get the job done and quick and he came thru. I highly recommend him and would use him if ever needed again. There are now 4 close friends that have all used Michael and keep referring him out.
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Posted by Jodi | February 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
5 Stars is not enough
Michael saw me through an 18-month custody case. I came to him feeling very defeated, as my ex was keeping my son from me. My ex had more money than me, which he threatened all the time, and that left me in fear for a long time. Finally, I had enough and began reaching out to Attorneys as I knew I needed representation. Michael called me back directly. From the first call with Michael, he listened to my story. He was thoughtful and compassionate and invited me in for a consultation. I hired Michael that day. He became my rock. I trusted him; I trusted his strategy in a time in which I was not very trusting. He was always responsive and communicated clearly so that I understood the process, and most of all, he was always honest with me. He guided me through a process I could have NEVER navigated alone. He’s extremely knowledgeable, but the best part about Michael is he told my story and defended me better than I ever could have. He fought for me. If you’re looking for honest representation who will not only fight for you but fight with you, hire Michael Chin. The team at Chin Legal Group is also amazing. I always received a response within 24 hours, which is almost unheard of today with Attorneys. There are no words to express how grateful I am to Michael for what he has done for me. Thank you, Michael!
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Posted by Megan | January 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
I had been searching for a lawyer that I could afford in regards to a custody case. I had called probably at least 20 different lawyers Michael was the only one that I actually connected to. He took my case to heart and was very vigilant in communicating with me about what was going on with the different aspects of my case. I couldn't have asked for a better person to represent me, my family, and our interests. Highly, highly, highly, recommend if you're in need of a lawyer for custody!!!!! Thank you for everything you've done for my family Michael!!! And your team was amazing also!!!!!
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Posted by Kendall | December 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Aggressive and Well Connected @ a great price!
Michael was hired after I hired another attorney, that one dropped the ball big time, then had a life event that took her away from being able to consul me. Michael was hired by myself and found via referral. He was GREAT! Got my case turned around quickly, was on point with everything my previous attorney messed up. And might I add at a BETTER price. He was aggressive in the right ways and I have gone through this before and he was a god send. I cannot thank him enough! He has great connections with the people in the system you would want your attorney to have. And no BS to deal with ever. One of the rare attorneys that will not nickel and dime you for every blessed thing. What he charges isn't enough, but makes his services so valuable so you can actually afford to be using an attorney, the only catch is he's better than most of the really expensive ones!
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Posted by Melanie | April 12, 2022
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Client
I have hired Michael to represent me on several matters. He is always available, and is a smart, likable, strong, diligent advocate. I recommend Michael without hesitation. His staff is always pleasant and helpful, too.
Response from Michael Chin April 24, 2022
Thank Melanie for the vote of confidence. As you are aware, I value your opinion and the well-being of you and your son. I am happy that we were able to meet all of your goals as we discussed initially.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He helps me win full custody of my baby boy
I went through a very difficult and toxic divorce. I was so scared I would loose my son. Michael counseled me and represented me very well and the result was that I was granted full custody of my son and child support. I am satisfied and it was the best money I ever spent.
Posted by Tyeson | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
After doing a lot of research for a family attorney, my wife and I came across Michael Chin on Avvo. We had an initial consultation with him and laid out what we were up against with child support and parenting plans. After the consultation my wife and I felt good about what Michael laid out as realistic expectations (which I can appreciate). Michael and his team throughout the entire process were diligent, timely, communicative, and thorough and went above and beyond our expectations. As difficult as child support and parenting plans can be, he maintained a professional approach and set realistic expectations on what to expect. I would highly.....highly recommend Michael and his team to represent you!!!
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Posted by Anthony | October 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Made the divorce process smooth
I am so excited that I had the chance to work with Michael and his team. I went through a divorce last year and I did not know what to expect. Michael and his team made the entire process smooth and flawless. They are very professional and kept me updated every step of the way. I thought that the process would drag out, but it didn't. I only was held for the mandatory waiting period. I will recommend Michael to anyone for any of their family related legal issues.
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Posted by Joel | October 11, 2021
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Amazing Experience
My girlfriend and i hired Michael to represent us to gain custody of my girlfriends daughter in order to move for my job. Michael listened to all our concerns and got us everything we asked for! Was a pleasure to work with him and his team from start to finish! Would highly recommend to anyone! Great experience!
Posted by RJ | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Michael is the BEST!!
I needed a lawyer for a custody/visitation battle with my son’s mother and found Michael on the AVVO website. After a quick consultation, I hired him and it was one of the BEST decisions I could’ve made. He knows his craft and knew exactly how to address my situation. He always explained things clearly and always responded to my text messages and phone calls. He makes you feel like he is YOUR lawyer and you’re not just another client. He helped me through mediation to the point where my ex’s lawyer dropped from the case. Michael is great and I’m very happy with his (and his team’s) services.
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Posted by Justin | May 24, 2021
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An Attorney You Can Trust
Michael and his staff were impressive from start to finish. First of all, I immediately felt more connected with Michael when he wasn’t trying to charge me just to hear why I was seeking an attorney. As a father in a custody case you automatically feel like you’re having more to prove climbing an uphill battle. Once I explained my situation and what I was fighting against and for, Michael and his staff seemed to have a personal stake in my case. They never made me feel like I was just another case, but truly in the best interest of my child. At no point in time did I ever feel like they were in it just for the paycheck. They were very open and honest on our proceedings, chances, options, and suggestions on how continue forward. Michael’s open and honest discussions kept me informed while building a trust that had me feeling confident every step of the way. His staff were especially helpful with every question I had, answering me often and frequently. Their positive communication to ensure every detail of our case was accurately filed and accounted for gave me a peace of mind that cannot be overstated. In the end we came out on top and my child is remaining in my custody. I am forever thankful for Michael and his staff.
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Posted by Emily | March 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every bit -
I contacted Michael Chin for help with relocating with my daughter within Washington State. I have already been through a difficult divorce, which I did alone through DV issues. For this new case to move, I wanted to take the stress of court and filing out. Michael Chin and his team were exactly what I needed. He assesed my situation and provided a reasonable price for his services. I particularly like that when consulting with him directly, he had clarity and experience in his response. Helping me to make well informed decisions and less emotionally based ones. His staff has been courteous and responded quickly. Any questions I had or changes that were needed, were corrected immediately. My final result has been a stress free court experience. Without any escalation and resolved ontime for me to move with my daughter. Michael Chin and his staff are worth the time and money, and I would recommend them to anyone who was looking for assistance with family related court issues.
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Posted by Regina | March 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend lawyer Michael Chin and his staff!
Michael Chin and his staff were professional, prompt and always treated me kindly and with respect which meant a lot especially during a difficult divorce. It can be challenging to find a lawyer that is affordable, accessible and that you can truly trust will represent you in the best possible way and I found all of this to be true with Michael Chin. With gratitude that I found this lawyer, Regina
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
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2nd experience with a 2nd win.
We have used Micheal two times and have referred him to another friend, who also hired him and won full custody of his kids. Micheal does his homework- he is very thorough and communicative and he preforms well in court. The last hearing we didn't say a word. We will continue to use Micheal and his wealth of knowlegde personally and refer to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Posted by Tara | February 19, 2021
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Great experience
Michael and his team were amazing to work with. They thoroughly explained everything, answered emails in a timely fashion, were friendly and generally a pleasure to work with. I hired Michael to help with a relocation to Canada which involved my children. I felt comfortable and prepared. Michael successfully got my relocation granted and lead me through mediation. I could not be more satisfied with the job he did.
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Posted by Kim | December 13, 2020
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EXCELLENT 10 star attorney
I hired Michael For my family law issue. Excellent attorney with compassion and care. He was my 7th attorney I hired. He was also my last attorney I hired because I stopped looking after I hired him. Michael is kind, compassionate, and he cares. He is a hard worker and he will fight for you. He didn’t charge me for short phone calls or emails. He wasn’t a typical attorney who pinch every dime out of a client. He has a heart to say the least. I appreciate his honesty & sincerity. He will fight for you! He will Strategize your case for best results. He will discuss your case with you then he would summarize the conversation in a letter. This was super helpful to review on paper after discussion. I Would hire Michael again and I would refer Michael Chin to others over and over again. Thank you For all you do! Kim Bui
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Posted by Rez | October 14, 2020
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Caring lawyer
Michael helped me with both my pre-marital agreement and my divorce settlement. He and his staff were available to me during some of the most difficult times and for that I am grateful. Michael is a kind, caring professional who is as "real" as lawyers come and make you feel at ease. I'd recommend Michael highly and without any reservation
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • O'Dea High School
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Chin Legal Group, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stahancyk Kent Johnson & Hook P C
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • O'Dea High School
  • Teacher American Legal Systems and Mock Trial
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Client Satisfaction Top 10 Best Attorneys (Family Law)
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 2017 ten best attorney family law
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • WIlliam Lebfreve Best Thesis (History)
  • Saint Mary's College
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is one of the most seasoned family and tax law attorneys in the area. I refer all my family law cases to him because he never lets my clients down."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is an outstanding attorney. He has a good knowledge of the law and is highly capable. He is reasonable and capable of resolving cases efficiently. I would recommend Michael to anyone searching for a divorce attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chin is a zealous advocate for his clients. He uses his extensive knowledge of the court system and legal rules to get the best results possible. I endorse Mr. Chin without reservation."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael was opposing counsel on a divorce matter. Michael is a pleasure to work with. I saw him go the extra mile for his client. He was always professional and courteous."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Friend
"I am happy to endorse Mike Chin as an attorney and counselor at law. Mike and I have been colleagues since law school. I have had the pleasure of working with him extensively, whether it was collaborating together on joint law school projects or calling each other up to bounce legal strategy off of one another regarding are respective practice areas. I have always been impressed with his insight and thoroughness in finding and taking the best path to achieve his clients' goals. When I am approached by a client who has a legal issue in Mike's practice area, I always send them to him and know that they are getting the best representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a consummate professional who advocates tirelessly for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Other
"When one of my clients is in need of local counsel in the Seattle area, Mike is on the list of attorneys I will call."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Family Law, Estate Planning, Tax or Litigation needs, I endorse Michael Chin's work. He is a smart and hard working attorney who will effectively advocate on your behalf."
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Lynnwood Divorce and separation Lawyer Michael Spencer Chin
Michael Spencer Chin
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lynnwood, WA
Licensed for 13 years