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Joel M. Chan

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Biography

Prior to attending law school, Joel worked as a legal assistant/paralegal for 6 years in the areas of Family Law, Civil Rights, and Personal Injury. Joel has also clerked extensively with Solano County's Public Defender's office and is experienced in Criminal Defense. When he's not working, Joel enjoys hanging out with his family and playing sports such as volleyball and basketball. Joel is passionate about his work and in fighting for clients of the firm.

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Molecular Cell Biology

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Asian Law Caucus - Volunteered as Advocate for Employment Law Clinic, 2011 to 2015

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Ian Zimmerman, Attorney/Legal Assistant, 2010 to 2014
  • Law Offices of Andrew H Wu and Robert Powell, Legal Assistant, 2008 to 2010
  • Solano County's Public Defender's office, Clerk

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese Chinese
  • Mandarin Chinese

Professional Associations

  • AACTLA, Member, 2014 to 2016

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014

Honors

  • CALI award in the Subject of Contracts
  • CALI award in the Subject of Criminal Law