also known as Ada K. Wong, Ada Wong
Ada K. Wong is a California native who received her B.A. in Communication from UC Davis. After graduation, she worked at Heller Ehrman LLP in its San Francisco headquarters until its dissolution in late 2008. She then received her J.D. with a Dispute Resolution Concentration in 2012 from the University of Washington School of Law.
While at UW, Ada served as Executive Managing Editor of Production on the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal. She was also very active in Moot Court competitions and represented UW at the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition as a regional semi-finalist in both Los Angeles and Atlanta. Ada continues to serve as a coach for mock trial and appellate advocacy teams at the law school.
While at UW, Ada also interned at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Civil Division; U.S. Attorney’s Office, Tax Division; Sacramento District Attorney’s Office; and with Judge Andrea Darvas of the King County Superior Court.
After graduating from law school, Ada worked at two plaintiff’s litigation firm as a civil litigation attorney, first in Bellevue, then in Seattle. She is now the Owner and Managing Partner of AKW Law, PLLC, a boutique law firm in Seattle, Washington dedicated to fighting for those who have been wronged, oppressed or victimized.
While she is not working, you can find Ada playing volleyball or working out at the gym.
Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|WYLC Local Leader Award||Washington State Bar Association||2015|
|WYLC Public Service Incentive Award||Washington State Bar Association||2014|
|Scholarship Recipient||Asian Bar Association of Washington||2009|
|Owner and Managing Partner||AKW Law, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Civil Litigation Attorney||Pivotal Law Group||2014 - 2015|
|Civil Litigation Attorney||Premier Law Group||2013 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington||President||2015 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice Trial News||Editorial Board Member||2014 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2014 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Diversity Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Inns of Court--The Bencher||Editoral Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court||Communications Chair||2011 - Present|
|WSAJ Trial News||The Need for Clarity on Tasers—Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity||2015|
|WSAJ Trial News||Johnston-Forbes v. Matsunaga and Biomechanical Testimony—Where Does That Leave Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Excluding Expert Testimony?||2015|
|Pivotal Law Group - The Insider||How to Collect on a Judgment in Washington: Garnishments and Supplemental Proceedings||2014|
|Pivotal Law Group - The Insider||Understanding “Wrongful” Death Claims in Washington||2014|
|Avvo||How To Get Your Employee File in Washington||2014|
|WSBA Sidebar||What is “excessive force?” A look at Graham v. Connor||2013|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|