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Ada Ko Wong

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.7   78 reviews

also known as Ada K. Wong, Ada Wong


Licensed for 10 years

Virtual consultation available

About Ada

Learn Ada’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    30%
    Wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, age discrimination, sex discrimination, wage and hour, severance, pregnancy discrimination, overtime, medical leave

  2. Business
    15%
    Business disputes, business litigation, contract drafting, non-disclosure agreement, employment contract, LLC formation, operating agreement

  3. Sexual harassment
    15%
    Sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, gender discrimination, sex discrimination, hostile work environment, severance negotiations, quid pro quo

  4. Car accident
    10%
    Wrongful death, car accidents, slip and fall, traumatic brain injury, product liability, dog bites, spinal cord injury

  5. Civil rights
    10%
    Fourth Amendment, unlawful searches and seizures, unlawful arrest, excessive force, police misconduct, police shootings, taser, wrongful death, First Amendment, Eighth Amendment, Constitutional law

  6. Discrimination
    10%
    Race discrimination, age discrimination, sex discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, severance

  7. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills and trusts, power of attorney, durable power of health care, health care directive, trusts, last testamentary, community property agreement

Ada K. Wong is the owner of AKW LAW, P.C., with offices in Washington and California. She is licensed to practice in California, Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Western District of Washington, and the Eastern District of Washington.

Ada is an Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University School of Law, teaching Employment Discrimination. She also serves as an arbitrator in King and Snohomish counties.  

She is a frequent speaker at conferences across the nation, lecturing on various topics including Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wills and Trusts, Business Formation, and Car Accidents.  She has published numerous articles.  She currently serves on the Board of the Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA) and is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the 2022 WELA Employment Deskbook.  

She is on the Editorial Board of Trial Guides, former Editor-in-Chief of WSAJ Trial News, and former Editorial Board Member of the American Inns of Court The Bencher.  She was also the past President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW), past Public Relations Chair of the William L. Dwyer American Inns of Court, and past Board Member of the Washington Association for Justice (WSAJ).

She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with a Dispute Resolution Concentration. During law school, 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 School of Law at the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition as a regional semi-finalist in both Los Angeles and Atlanta. Ada served as a coach for mock trial and appellate advocacy teams at the law school, 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.

Prior to starting AKW Law, she was a civil litigation attorney at law firms in Bellevue and Seattle. Ada’s practice focuses on employment law, business law, estate planning, civil rights, and personal injury. 

During her spare time, you can find Ada playing co-ed flag football or hanging out with her husband, daughters, and three cats: Matcha, Kylo, and Soba.

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Licensed for 10 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/25/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/15/2022

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AKW Law, P.C.
AKW Law, P.C.
1201 Pacific Ave.
#600
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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4.7 / 5.0
  78 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Ada received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Anthony | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
After having to fire my first attorney and going through a long list of other attorneys I finally came across Ada Wong about my wrongful termination case she brought back my confidence in lawyers and my trust in lawyers very knowledgeable very caring towards me as a client through the whole entire process my family and I thank you very much
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Posted by Jen | November 14, 2014
If you want someone 100% in your corner - Ada is the one!
Ada is a great listener who looks out for her client's best interests. She is very knowledgeable about the law and provides fact-based advice to her clients. If a topic that is not within her expertise, she is willing to provide you with resources and/or references who are able to help you out. Ada is very caring. She genuinely wants to help and goes above and beyond to provide you with answers to the questions that arise. She is patient, a great communicator and her calm demeanor will put you at ease. I highly recommend calling her for a consultation on any legal matter. She will not disappoint!
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Posted by Cinnamon | December 14, 2021
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Healing
When you know that someone has hurt you, often times we doubt ourselves... When I spoke with Ada and explained my situation, she assured me that I was absolutely wronged and that she wanted to help me heal. She was stern when i needed her to be, listened when I needed to vent or cry and a warrior when it came time to for litigation. Her team works perfectly together and always had my best interest at heart!
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Posted by Travis | February 26, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and thorough
I hired Ms. Wong to review an employment separation contract. Ada was thorough noting several details to be reviewed with my employer.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant attorney
Ada Wong not only help me through my legal matters but took time to help me understand my case. She would keep in contact with me through out my case. If any legal issues should arise in the future, she is the first person I would call.
Posted by Irene | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST LAWYER
I am so glad I have Ada and her team THE BEST LAWYER so caring and very dedicated .
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST lawyer
Ada is the absolute best. She helped me resolve a very traumatic situation in my life. Ada's paralegal maintained consistent communication with me throughout the entire process. Whenever I had questions they were patient in explaining the answers. Ada has a very strong team. I appriecate Ada more than words can explain. I would positively recommend her.
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Posted by Sean | January 25, 2019
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Great
She was great and good and I felt I was in good hands and she kept fighting for me still we reached a settlement deal which was fair for me
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good consulting experience
Good consulting experience in general. Session with Ada was really efficient. She addressed my concerns directly and gave me good advice. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.
Posted by Ed | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ada sets the Bar!
I was lucky to find Ada after working with 2 previous attorneys. Ada took a difficult case and quickly got a 6 figure settlement. She ensured that I was in control of my case and I felt wholly represented throughout. It's easy to see that Ada is dedicated to her work. She turned a difficult situation into an accomplishment. And I can't say enough about her team, 110% supportive. Ada sets the bar in her field! Thank You. Ed
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Posted by David | March 8, 2018
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Efficient and awesome communicator!
Ada helped my family with estate planning and power of attorney documentation. Ada is very efficient, thorough, and her communication is crisp and concise. She has a very quick turnaround time while providing a very high level of detail. Working with Ada is an incredibly straight-forward and easy to work with. One thing you will appreciate is that she is transparent about the challenges, risks, and anything material to help her clients make informed decisions. I recommend reaching out to Ada and her team.
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Posted by Christopher | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Auto Accident case against Progressive Insurance
It was a pleasure to work with Ada. She was assigned as my Litigation Attorney by the Law Offices of Mathew Dubin after Progressive failed to offer an equitable settlement for my auto accident. After speaking with Ada, I was confident that she would work aggressively to get a settlement that was fair and equitable. She filed the lawsuit against the defendant and prepared my preliminary trial documents. Once the lawsuit was filed, Ada pushed Progressive for a quick settlement. This avoided additional costs associated with going to trial. I was relieved that we did not have to go to trial and am verify satisfied with the settlement.
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Posted by Mary C. Dispenza | December 18, 2017
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Effective and Caring
I had the privilege of being a support person for my friend as Ada gave him legal council and representation. I was there from beginning to end. Ada was caring and extremely knowledgeable regarding laws and how to make them work in relationship to her client. I appreciated the way Ada retained information and knew when to press my friend and when to step back. Ada was able to reach a settlement for my friend and avoid the long, stressful process of going to court which would have been extremely difficult.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2017
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Competent, Confident, Cooperative and Understandable
Ada listened to...and clearly understood...the issues, asked on point questions, offered options for a way forward and volunteered without prompting to assist as appropriate. She demonstrated a solid customer focused and a service mentality.
Posted by Jake | July 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
PHENOMENAL
If you're thinking of hiring an attorney for your employment matters hire Ada. Whatever you do, don't wait. My only regret is that I didn't hire her sooner. Ada is concise, astute and extremely knowledgeable in the law. Her greatest trait is she isn't afraid to be assertive in her representation. I truly admire that she fearless and tenacious in her advocacy, while also humble and compassionate to her clients. Her understanding of the law is only surpassed by her understanding towards her clients.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear and efficient
Ada clearly answered my legal questions in a thorough and efficient manner. She was pleasant to work with and I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Straight forward and honest informations. Just what I needed for a consultation.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly but focused and fierce advocate
Ada has been focused but patient with my elderly mother and has represented her with tenacity, brilliance and compassion. She is an excellent communicator. As a result, my mother has felt strongly supported during a very difficult time. Ada is very thorough and was infinitely better prepared than the opposing attorney during an arbitration session. We are so fortunate to have found her!
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Posted by Julius E. | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
"Committed to Great Service!"
We retained Ada because my wife's employer had unfairly demoted her upon returning back from FMLA medical leave after being gone for a short time. The employer tried offering my wife a deal that sounded good in efforts to avoid us from retaining counsel. But after seeking Ada's advice we were able to avoid signing anything the employer was offering. Ada reviewed our case, gave us our options, told us our risks and rewards probability, and saved us from making a big mistake. She answered all our questions and made us feel comfortable at the initial consultation. What we found different from Ada compared to the other attorneys we spoke to is that she is "personable", she listen's closely to you, and works as your teammate rather than your coach. She is compassionate, caring and empathetic. She is an absolute team player. But, once she knows the whole story, you can just step back, and let her do what she does best. Ada has the tenacity and the Stamina for this stuff. She is built tough and built to last. The end result was that Ada was able to settle our case without going to court. We couldn’t be any happier with our financial settlement, thanks to her dedication and commitment to seeing our case through. That said, you don't have to our word for it. Just look at her other reviews and see what everyone else is saying about her. We all share the same sentiment about her work ethic. She is an absolute fighter and she is committed to doing her absolute best for you. Ada is NOW our lifelong counsel and we will be referring all our friends and families to her.
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Posted by James | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ada Wong is a top notch attorney.
Ada Wong, took on my case a few months back. She was able to take a questionable situation and bring it to a positive resolution. Both for her and I, and hopefully it will create a positive change in the other party involved. I could not have asked for a better outcome. Great job. Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Managing Partner
  • AKW Law, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Pivotal Law Group
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Premier Law Group
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2012

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice Trial News
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Diversity Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Inns of Court--The Bencher
  • Editoral Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court
  • Public Relations Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Awards

  • 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

Publications

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSAJ CLE
  • How to Survive & Thrive in the First Years of Practice
  • 2016
  • WSBA Legal Lunchbox
  • Over the Course of Your Legal Career - A Conversation on Professional Development & Office Management
  • 2016
  • Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America
  • Help! Author Support Panel
  • 2016
  • WSAJ WOW Conference
  • Lifting Up: Powerful Ideas from WOW Powerhouses
  • 2016
  • WSAJ Convention
  • Diversity Presentation: Cultural Competence in Trial
  • 2016
  • Effective Tools for the 21st Century Litigator
  • Updates to Federal Civil Rules and Comparison to Washington's Civil Rules
  • 2016
  • WSCA Annual Conference
  • 10 Things All Employers Should Know: From Hiring to Firing
  • 2015
  • WSAJ EAGLE Legal Staff Brown Bag
  • A Case Walks In The Door: From Intake to Filing and Service
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (8)
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer! She frequently speaks at various CLE seminars throughout the state and is a true rockstar of an attorney! She is very selfless and loves helping others!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A trusted colleague and fierce advocate. Ada is an excellent attorney who aggressively pursues justice for her clients. I consult with her regularly and find her to be insightful, strategically savvy, and knowledgeable. An incredibly hard working attorney who finds time to be generous with her time and her legal knowledge. Whether you are a colleague or a client you are lucky if you have Ada Wong on your side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is my mentor and has provided excellent advice and resources for my practice development. She is a fantastic attorney and is leading a thriving law practice."
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Ada serving on the same committee for Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). Thereafter, I contacted Ada related to an employment law matter for a personal injury client of mine. She has helped me walk through the complexity of employment law. Furthermore, I have attended few CLE where she presented her expertise in discovery and employment law. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is a smart lawyer who knows the law and works hard for her clients. She is a leader in the community and has served as president for the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington, in addition to other roles with the Washington State Bar Association. She also happens to be multi-lingual and licensed in multiple states. I am proud to know Ada and endorse her skills and knowledge as a lawyer 100%."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is a compassionate advocate for her clients. She approaches the law carefully but with enthusiasm."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is an energetic and savvy advocate for her clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is an outstanding trial lawyer. She is compassionate, dynamic, and driven as any attorney you will ever meet. Her commitment to civil rights is as passionate as her dedication to the law. My office has referred cases to this attorney and we are delighted that the success she achieved for our clients. Clients would be well served by her as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is knowledgeable, professional and straightforward. She has great rapport with her clients, which helps her achieve great results. I strongly recommend Ms. Wong."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada brings her talents & energy to bear in the service of her clients. She is respected for her knowledge & integrity. She is a credit to the legal profession & I'm proud to endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is very knowledgeable. She is genuinely committed to her clients and works very hard to make sure that her clients get what they deserve. If you want a lawyer who is invested in your case, call her. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Ada at a WSAJ event. She was knowledgeable about a variety of practice areas, specifically, she was a great resource for an employment discrimination case. We also discussed a potential civil rights action and she was an invaluable resource who was available at a minutes notice. I would recommend Ada for any and all matters in her practice area."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada is a solid resource for legal knowledge in her practice areas. I have had the pleasure of knowing her through needing associate counsel on a potential civil rights matter and she has been very gracious in our interactions. I look forward to possibly working with her in the future!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ada Wong is an exceptional attorney. She is very knowledgeable in the law, court rules, and case precedents. Ms. Wong uses these strengths to properly advise and zealously advocate for her clients. Not to mention, she is a pleasure to to work with. I wholly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ada is very bright, articulate, and very passionate about the practice of law and serving her clients . She understands the legal issues well and has a creative problem solving mentality. As her supervisor, I have been impressed by her analytical skills and her devotion to developing her practice. I endorse this lawyer."
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Seattle Employment and labor Lawyer Ada Ko Wong
Ada Ko Wong
Employment and labor Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available