Dennis C. Lam

A principal attorney and founder of the firm, Dennis had never in his wildest dream thought he  would one day become a lawyer in the United States when he left Hong Kong to attend college in the U.S. in the mid 70’s. In fact, it had taken him 14 years after he came to America to realize that he really belonged to the legal profession, a profession that would allow him to help immigrants live their American lives a little better or a little easier. But his friends and relatives thought he was out of his mind when he decided to abandon his 7-year long decent career of a microbiologist to go to law school, especially when he was also a father of two young children at the time. He has no regrets though, and he has been thoroughly enjoying practicing law since he passed the bar in 1993.

  • University of Washington (B.S. in Environmental Health, 1980)
  • University of Washington (M.S. in Public Health, 1982)
  • Seattle University (Juris Doctor, 1993)
  • Member of Washington State Bar
  • Member of Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA), 1994-present
  • Editorial Board of WSTLA Trial News, 2000-2002
  • Diversity & Outreach Committee of WSTLA, 1997-1998
  • Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association,1993-present
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, 1994-present
  • American Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court for Western Washington, 1993-present
  • Associate Attorney at Levinson, Friedman, Vhuggen, Duggan & Bland, a major personal injury law firm in Washington State, 1992-1996.
  • President, Chinese Student Association of University of Washington, 1979-1980
  • Board of Directors, Kin On Health Care Center, 1998 to present
  • Volunteer attorney at International District Legal Clinic, 1995-present
  • Frequent speaker for local Chinese community on various legal issues
  • Writes a bi-weekly column on immigration and other legal issues for Seattle Chinese Post, the largest Chinese newspaper in the Northwest, 1993-present
  • Fluent in spoken and written Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese