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Edward C Chung

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.8   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About Edward

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Practice areas

Mr. Chung is the Senior Partner at Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC. Mr. Chung’s primary practice is comprised of Civil and Criminal Litigation, Immigration and Business Transactions.

Mr. Chung has represented clients in complex litigations before the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Chung has argued numerous cases before Washington State District and Superior Courts. Mr. Chung has counseled and represented clients throughout King County, Pierce County, Island County, Kitsap County, and Snohomish County.

In Civil Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented various individuals and entities in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Vulnerable Adult Protection Act (VAPA), Employment Discrimination, Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA), and civil claims against governmental entities and municipalities. In Criminal Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented clients in criminal defense, including felonies and misdemeanors, DUI and reckless driving, fraud and identity theft, embezzlement, domestic violence, and bigamy.

In Business Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented individuals and entities in setting up Washington corporations, including registration of foreign and international corporations doing business in Washington state, advising clients on selling and purchasing business franchises, and registering copyrights and trademarks. Mr. Chung also has represented individuals and entities before administrative adjudications, including Department of Licensing (DOL), Labor and Industries (L&I), Board of Industrial Appeals (BIA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In Immigration, Mr. Chung has represented clients in a wide variety of immigration and deportation proceedings, including Asylum, Fiancé(e) visas, Student visas, Citizenship, and Family Immigrant visas in the United States and at Embassy Consular Processing. Mr. Chung has represented clients from China, India, Pakistan, Korea, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Moldova, Libya, Israel, Mexico, Canada, France, and Germany.


Mr. Chung’s prior professional experience and practices ranged from nationally renowned law firms in pre-trial and post-trial complex litigation matters, to working for both small to mid-size law practices in Washington, California, and Pennsylvania. 


Mr. Chung has advised companies in China and India doing business in Washington State. 


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Chung, Malhas & Mantel PLLC
1511 Third Avenue
Suite 1088
Seattle, WA, 98101

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4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by Sean | September 12, 2023
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Strong legal advocate
Mr. Chung's exceptional legal expertise and strategic prowess were instrumental in a remarkable outcome for my case. Facing a minor car accident and a frivolous lawsuit, he skillfully navigated the legal landscape and, impressively, prevented any settlement payments or judgments against me. His sharp legal mind and assertive approach, often likened to that of a legal "shark," ensured that my interests were vigorously protected. Mr. Chung's dedication to securing a favorable resolution without financial repercussions for me is a testament to his exceptional abilities as a lawyer. While sometimes communication was on the backburner, you shouldn't be alarmed, Mr. Chung is feverntly working legal magic and will get back to you accordingly. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a tenacious and effective legal advocate. I hope to never have a legal conundrum again, but in the case I do, there is no doubt about choosing him as my lawyer.
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Posted by Nathan | July 25, 2023
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He stepped in when other lawyers said they could not help
Mr. Chung handled an appeal for me against the telemarketing industry and a judge who seemed to me had a vendetta against me. I found Edward to be very knowledgeable, explained things well, and he handled a legal situation other lawyers would not touch. And we won big!
Posted by Carol Dillon | March 13, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
I want to extend the most excellent thank you to Mr. Edward Chung of Mr. Chung and Chung, Malhas, and Mantel plc. A year ago, it came to my knowledge that someone was trying to evict me from my property. Through legal Shield, I established an attorney-client relationship with Mr. Chung. All year presented with an abundant knowledge always sharp through every twist and turn. Along with patience from Mr. Chung and his office staff, my mother is older and not very tech-savvy. Nevertheless, they worked diligently by communicating and assuring that they had the necessary documentation when he appeared in court. It was a long year, very emotional and stressful, but I'm grateful for Mr. Chung, an exceptional attorney of law that helped us prevail in court not once by twice.
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Posted by Kerry Martins | September 24, 2017
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Excellent Legal Counsel
Edward was very professional, thorough, direct, and transparent. He also has a knack for taking complex legal scenarios and breaking them down for the normal person to understand. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, and always business & results oriented. Edward generated our Terms of Use, Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements, NDAs, Tech Agreements, Privacy Policy and more. This is in additional to his immensely valuable business strategic counsel that he provided, and keeps providing. With all honesty, we wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for Ed's initial work.
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Posted by Fred Przybylski | September 11, 2017
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A Professional Get-It-Done Business Attorney
I've had the good pleasure of working with Mr. Chung after hiring his wonderful partner, Dr. Dima Malhas, who helped me acquire my EB-5 visa for an investment project here in the states. I've been lucky enough to hire Mr. Chung for representing my clients (business sellers) and for helping me out with contract, partnership, and investment agreements. In all cases, you can certainly depend on Mr. Chung to be fair, direct, brutally honest, and amazingly hardworking. He's also very responsive and has interrupted his own weekends several times so he can ensure timely reviews and delivery of important documents that have been vital in the success of my business venture. To sum up, Mr. Chung is a very trusted attorney that I have high confidence in, and I would refer him to anyone needing timely and effective business legal counsel.
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Posted by Rubin | August 28, 2017
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He Saved my Career, Reputation, and Life
I was falsely accused of an extremely serious 'strike' felony that had the potential to ruin my life and reputation. After researching many lawyers in the area, I decided to go with Mr. Chung because of his impeccable record and because of a couple references from family members. During the trial, Mr. Chung completely tore apart the several witnesses who testified against me and he convinced the jury of my innocence without leaving ANY doubt of the truth. I cannot begin to express how lucky and thankful I am. Edward Chung is BEYOND great. His skill, leadership, character, and genuine sympathy for his clients make him the perfect choice for anyone dealing with any sort of criminal issues. I highly recommend!
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Posted by Aleksander Jacob | August 20, 2017
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Great Professional
Edward was a referral through the law firm I had already been doing business with. I'm originally a Polish citizen and came here on an E-2 visa through Dima Malhas (another partner of this firm) to set up my supplier operations. I had great experience with her but I needed continued legal expertise for my business so I was referred to Mr. Edward Chung. Mr. Chung is certainly very reliable and efficient. What I particular like about him is his savvy business acumen that allows him to get inside the 'head' of a business owner. Mr Chung helped me write up purchase and sale agreements along with negotiating lease agreements with my partners (both clients and manufacturers I work with). He answered an endless stream of legal questions, drafted a partnership agreement contract, and so much more. In addition, Mr. Chung responds quickly to all emails (even when I take a while to get back to him!) and he always does his best when trying to organize things around my schedule. All in all, I couldn't recommend him more and would love to speak with anyone interested not only in Mr. Chung's services, but also the services of the remaining partners of this firm.
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Posted by Ash Jenkins | July 31, 2017
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Indispensable and Incredibly Helpful
I really cannot recommend Mr. Edward Chung enough. I actually owe a huge part of my business success to Mr. Chung since from the moment I planned my startup, he walked me through every step, from clearly explaining to me the different business designations and their legal, financial, and tax ramifications, to taking care of the complicated web of paperwork required to launch my company. The best part is that he's intensely thorough and quick in conveying complex legal concepts & issues into everyday language I can understand. Mr. Chung trained me very well and my knowledge of business law has skyrocketed thanks to his guidance and expertise. In addition to all this, he is a genuinely ethical, empathetic, and compassionate person. He took a huge load off my back when launching my company and I view him as indispensable to my company's growth since i still refer to his firm for complex business dealings. Again, I really cannot recommend him enough and I'm ecstatic to have him in my corner.
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Posted by Jessica Danley | July 22, 2017
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The Consummate Business Legal Adviser
From our initial consultation with Mr. Chung, it was clear that he had a complete understanding of corporate law. He worked extremely hard to understand the long (and short) term strategic goals of our business, and although he conducts extremely thorough analysis of the issues at hand (he's a master of analysis), he doesn't lose sight of the big picture. Mr. Chung gave my partners and I invaluable advice when it came to our bigger investments and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Chung knows all the right insiders and everyone respects him. This wasn't surprising since he's the consummate professional and a person of character. He's honest and forthright about everything no matter how good or bad the news. Overall, I would highly recommend Mr. Chung for any corporate or business-related legal counsel and I hope to retain Mr. Chung as our legal adviser for a long time to come.
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Posted by Abe | July 9, 2017
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Relentless, Tenacious, and Highly Skilled
I was referred to Mr. Chung through his partner, Ms. Malhas, who in turn was referred to me by a colleague of mine (a friend of Ms. Malhas). My brother fell into a rut with a federal case and, after going through three previous criminal defense attorneys that hurt more than helped, I felt I finally found people that not only had the knowledge to help (the lawyers previously hired were definitely skilled), but that actually cared about the seriousness of my brother's case and who did NOT cave into any kind of pressure from the government prosecutors. The work was done remotely since my brother is currently locked up in Minnesota (Sandstone FCI) and I live in Detroit but it quickly became apparent that it wouldn't be an issue since the legal team was very communicative with me and, in addition to this, Mr. Chung or someone from his team would always make sure to actually meet my brother in person at least once every couple months. From the beginning, I made it absolutely clear to Mr. Chung and his colleagues that they had to follow certain guidelines and expectations since we had very bad experiences with three previous criminal defense lawyers that did more harm than good (my brother's case is a rather high-profile federal case and the government did everything it could to prevent certain arguments from being brought up by my brother and OUR OWN LAWYERS made sure to help the government prosecutors in this regard by actually sabotaging and modifying certain briefs my brother wrote himself for the case). Anyways, I don't want to make the review too lengthy. In a nutshell, Mr. Chung was absolutely tenacious in bringing up every possible argument to the court's doorstep and he also did everything possible to allay our fears and make sure we understood he was definitely on our side. Overall a great experience and I would definitely want Mr. Chung in my corner for any legal proceedings.
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Posted by Mike | April 22, 2017
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Best Lawyer I've ever had!!
If you are looking for a great lawyer, who knows his job, yet is very down to earth and amicable, look no further. This "IS" the lawyer for you. We solicited his services for a boundry dispute with another party. He was comfident, competent and honestly he was/is a great guy. He was able to get us everything we needed to solve our issue and believe it or not, we did it having a great time. I'll use him every time for any legal issue that may arise!
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Posted by Angie | October 5, 2016
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Highly recommend
I have been a client of Mr. Edward Chung for a little over a year. He is not only a very competent lawyer but also a very kind person. I was a "small potatoes" client for his law firm and he and his staff made me feel important and gave me confidence regarding my case. He and his staff are all wonderful, kind and professional. Would highly recommend.
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Posted by Ralph | October 21, 2013
Outstanding Advocate
Mr. Chung and his associates handled the case against myself, family and Company with utmost professionalism over a period of two years. The most outstanding quality and indeed turned out to be key to defending my rights as a businessman and law abiding citizen of Seattle was his ability to listen and resolve to the facts of the case. Then, with laser like ability, applied the Law against the evidence that led up to the action to allow justice to be administered in the case against me. I am grateful for Mr. Chung and his firm of professionals that worked very hard and smart from beginning to end. I strongly recommend Mr. Chung and his firm to anyone who needs legal council to help resolve conflict in business with partners, shareholders and stakeholders. Ralph
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Posted by Shawn | October 18, 2013
Professional powerful presence.
I'v had the pleasure of working with Edward Chung for about ten years. He has a great combination of skills. While warm he is assertive. He is incredibly dedicated to his profession which shows in his hard work, knowledge, and most of all results. I recommend Edward C. Chung for any of your legal needs. If he isn't the right fit he will connect you with someone who is.
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Posted by Raed Malhas | October 17, 2013
Excellent Business Attorney
I am the CEO of a technology business that is 7 years old. We have offices in Seattle, New York and overseas. Edward has been overlooking some of our legal key components since day one. He's an incredible attorney, always makes time, and is able to answer and address all our business needs. Whether its company formation, establishing partnerships, fund raising from investors series A/B/C rounds, and much more. He excels in his ability to give you the right advice when you need it, especially while dealing with outside parties, whether they are investors, acquirers, or other companies trying to sue. Edward has made our business journey much easier. He's an honest man, with great integrity. I highly recommend him to businesses of any scale.
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Posted by Dylan | February 22, 2012
Skilled Lawyer
Mr. Chung has represented me on a couple occasions when other attorneys would not take the case. His litigation skills and knowledge of the Law are second to none. During the first consultation he has been able to cite numerous statutes that would be used during the case, also the process he thoroughly explained both sides of the argument, and then provided his best analysis of the odds we have for a win. He is the guy i could go to with just about any problem in business or otherwise. I highly recommend this practice.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2009
Smart Young Chap
Mr. Chung is not only an amazing attorney - I found him to be a wonderful person full of integrity and true decency. He fought so hard for me that I almost felt I wasn't paying him enough! He explained all the documents in my case to me in a Plain English way so that I felt I understood exactly what was going on. Also, if it looked like something wasn't going my way, he was so straightforward and honesy about it, making him work twice as hard. In the end he won my case, and he seemed even happier about it then I was! In court, I could tell all the other attorneys and the judge respected him. What a guy.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2009
Solid as a rock, details and great follow-through!
Mr. Chung is an attorney of patience, empathy, skill, and diligence. He is a credit to his profession. I am happy to have been given the forum in which to give him praise, as he very much deserves it. Edward sticks to the best legal solution for his clients, surprising the opposing attorneys with his legal research, details and legal knowledge. His work went beyond my expectations in terms of support, effort and due diligence. If I ever need another attorney, Edward, is someone who will represent me in the future. In any professional partnership, Edward is a rare find.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2007
Rockstar Lawyer
If you need a lawyer who is tenacious, diligent, ethical and a great communicator, then you need to talk with Edward Chung. Edward gets my highest rating, for going above and beyond what most lawyers will do. He’s as real as they get and will represent you with the utmost respect. Howard Hale CEO Quick2Market
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2009
A franchise coffee company
He will check all the source and find the best ways to fight the case. He have a very good outcome at the end...
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Chung, Malhas & Mantel, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • Edward C. Chung, Attorney at-Law
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • McPherson & McPherson, P.L.L.P.
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Contract Attorney
  • O'melveny & Myers, LLP
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Contract Attorney
  • Cozen & O'connor
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Law Clerk (Homicide Unit)
  • Orange County Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Delaware County Legal Assistance Association
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Director of Personnel of Legal Clinic
  • Fullerton College
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Public Defender Interviewer
  • Orange County Juvenile Public Defenders Office
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2000
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State International Trade Alliance
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • WSBA Electronics Communication Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Pro Bono Society
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of meritious service for the Pro Bono Society
  • Villanova University, School of Law
  • 2000


Speaking Engagements

  • International Students and Entrepreneurship & Immigration Options
  • Investment Immigration Options
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse Edward
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ed for over a decade and he is one of the most hard-working and thoughtful lawyers I've met. He is passionate about getting the best results for his clients while also remaining calm and amiable. His clients are fortunate to have him as he's a great attorney to have on one's side."
Business Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is bright, persistent and understands the complexities surrounding business law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I happily refer clients to Mr. Chung who have criminal defense issues. I have had two clients in the past year who used Mr. Chung's services and were exonerated. They were happy with his work, his pricing, and, most importantly, his results."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Edward is an excellent civil trial lawyer. I have personally observed him handling a case and can attest that he does a great job. I would definitely recommend him in the area of civil litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Chung has been a great mentor and one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Seattle. Mr. Chung is capable of solving even the most complex cases and negotiate best outcomes for our clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Chung is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Chung's legal services."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Chung for several years and worked closely with him on various litigation matters and believe him to be an exceptional litigator attorney who advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer and approve of his work ethic, integrity and skill. I have seen his work and approve of it."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have a complex legal problem that requires a practical and efficient resolution, Edward is your man. He brings a myriad of skills to the table and is also a seasoned litigator. If there is a way to solve your problem and avoid extensive litigation, Edward will find a way to get you from point A to point B. If, however, litigation is required, he is skilled trial attorney who will fight for your rights at trial. The best thing that I can say about Edward is that he achieves optimum results in whatever way the problem presented requires. Whether you have a simple dispute or are facing a multi-million dollar problem, Edward is a skilled advocate in whom you can put your faith and trust."
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Seattle Litigation Lawyer Edward C Chung
Edward C Chung
Litigation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 20 years