Dennis ChinLitigation Attorney
Dennis Chin practices criminal law and civil litigation with an emphasis on business and personal injury litigation, family law, and landlord/tenant. He represents parties in all phases of litigation including discovery, law and motion, deposition, arbitration, mediation, negotiation and settlement, and trial. He counsels clients in corporate and entity formation, transactional matters, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and immigration matters. He serves as general counsel for a non-profit corporation and its board of directors.
Mr. Chin started college at the age of 15. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and a Masters of Law from Santa Clara University School of Law. In law school, Mr. Chin received the highest score and wrote the model answer for the final exam in Constitutional Law. He served as Summaries Editor and Staff Writer for the California Initiative Review. He was a law clerk at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California. Additionally, he was a judicial extern for California Supreme Court Justice Ming W. Chin, and a volunteer law clerk for Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Mr. Chin is an Adjunct Professor at California State University East Bay's Paralegal Studies Program where he has taught Personal Injury and Tort Litigation, Legal Ethics, and Introduction to Law. He also teaches mandatory continuing legal education to attorneys and paralegals.
Mr. Chin has served on the San Leandro Human Services Commission and the Alameda County Parks, Recreation, and Historical Commission. He was elected to the San Leandro Unified School District Board of Education. He is a past-president of the Floresta Homeowners Association. He is a two-time recipient of the State Bar's Wiley W. Manuel Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Alameda County Bar Association's VLSC Volunteer of the Year for his work at the Low-Income Landlord Eviction Clinic, Family Law Day of Court Clinic, and Immigration Clinic. In 2009, the Alameda County Bar Association awarded him the Barristers Distinguished Service Award. He has served on the Alameda County Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Board of Directors.Awards and Recognition
In 2006, the Alameda County Bar Association's awarded him the VLSC VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD for his work at the Low-Income Landlord Eviction Clinic, Family Law Day of Court Clinic, and Immigration Clinic. In 2006 and 2007, the California State Bar gave him a WILEY M. MANUEL AWARD. In 2007, he was a nominee for the California State Bar's JACK BERMAN YOUNG LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD. In 2009, the Alameda County Bar Association awarded him the BARRISTERS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD.
LL.M., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2010
J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 2003
B.A. Biophysics, U.C. Berkeley
United States District Court Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
Alameda County Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley