Andrew T. Chan


Practice Emphasis and ExperienceAttorney Chan

Immigration Law
Legislative Affairs / Public Policy Advocacy

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Andrew’s practice focuses on immigration and nationality law.  He handles immigration matters related to business, family, litigation, citizenship, and consular visa processing.  He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and serves on the Congressional Liaison Committee for the local chapter.  Andrew speaks to community and professional audiences on immigration topics ranging from nonimmigrant visas to immigrant rights.  Andrew volunteers at legal clinics serving the King County immigrant communities.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter:  Congressional Liaison Committee (2007-Present); Consular Committee Chair (2008); Secretary (2007); Treasurer (2006); Young Lawyers Division Chair (2005)
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington (2005-2008, 2010 to Present, Executive Board)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2008 Seattle Conference Planning Committee)
  • American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Washington State Bar Association


University of Washington, J.D., 2002
University of Iowa, B.A., 1999
National Taiwan University, International Chinese Language Program

Bar/Court Admissions

Washington State Bar
King County Bar
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Honors & Awards

  • Andrew has a “Superb 10.0” rating on Avvo
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of immigration law (2010-2017)
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of immigration law by Washington Super Lawyers Magazine (2006-2009, 2012-2016)

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, AILA Fundamentals Conference, “Nonimmigrant Visa Workshop with the Experts” and “Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Workshop with the Experts” (Memphis, TN 2008)
  • “The Lawyer’s Role in Consular Visa Refusals,” Immigration Briefings (April 2008) and AILA The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook (2009-10 ed., 2008-09 ed.), co-authored with Robert Free.  “The Lawyer’s Role in Consular Visa Refusals”  © 2008 Thomson Reuters/West.  Posted here with permission.  For more information about this publication please visit
  • “Foreign Domestic Employees in the United States: What Every Employer Needs to Know,” AILA Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (2007-08 ed.), co-authored with Susan Storch
  • Speaker, AILA National Annual Conference, “B-1 Visas for Foreign Domestic Employees in the United States” (Orlando, FL 2007)
  • Speaker, King County Bar Association, Future of the Law Institute, “Protocol or Prejudice: Racial and Immigrant Profiling” (Seattle, WA 2006-2007)


Andrew is conversant in Mandarin Chinese.