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Christine Chao

Case Manager & Senior Paralegal

Phone: 510-818-0898
Fax: 510-818-0412

3100 Mowry Ave #204
Fremont, California 94538

"Christine handled everything professionally and made the whole process easy for us so we can focus on taking care of my father."
- Yun J. (Testimonials)

Christine Chao is the Senior Paralegal and Case Manager at the Law Offices of Derek Lim. She joined the firm in 2008 and has over 20 years of legal experience.

Together with attorney Derek Lim, Ms. Chao has provided invaluable assistance on the firm’s personal injury practice, making hospital and home visits as needed and helping injured victims through their difficult times. She has assisted in cases of wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, auto accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, and dog bites. Her excellent communication and negotiating skills as a part of the team have helped to secure numerous large financial settlements for clients.

Ms. Chao also possesses extensive experience in U.S. immigration law. In the past 20 years, she has successfully assisted in thousands of complex immigration matters such as appeals, I-601 waiver, I-360 VAWA (Violence Against Women) petition, deportation defense, and asylum.

In addition to the legal work, Ms. Chao manages the firm’s caseload and helps to train new staff on the firm’s practices and procedures.

Ms. Cho’s achievements, abilities, and care have won her many praises from clients and colleagues.

Ms. Chao enjoys outdoor activities and loves listening to Jazz in her spare time.


Paralegal Studies Certificate, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, 1995

B.A. in Arts, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Published Works

Contributed to a Weekly Column on Immigration Law, Sing Tao Daily



Mandarin Chinese

Client Reviews
"My father was hit by a car when he was cross the road close to a grocery parking lot last year. Although he was not seriously injured but he still spent months in hospital. We needed a lawyer to help to deal with the insurance issues. Luckily we found office of Derek Lim for their professional guidance. Christine handled everything professionally and made the whole process easy for us so we can focus on taking care of my father. We are satisfied with their service and results and highly recommend them to anyone who needs an accident lawyer." Yun J.
"Law office of Derek Lim did an excellent job on settling my personal injury case. I look up their ad online and I called their office about my car accident. Mr. Lim came to my home the next day to obtained all the info. They settled my case promptly. I am very pleased with the settlement and highly recommend Law office of Derek Lim." Janice C.
"We had Derek help dealing with a car accident case. Derek and Christine were very responsive. They handle everything with the insurance company and gave clear guidance on all questions that came up. We were very satisfied with the service we received and we highly recommend Derek and Christine if you need help from a professional law office." Yin Yin W.
"We had 2 car accident cases which both handled by Christine at Derek Lim. They are very professional, I highly recommend that you give them a call, they will handle everything with the insurance company and hassle free." Kris L.
"Hi Mr. Lim, I want to spread the good news to you that my brother has obtained the immigration VISA, see attached. Thank you very much for your great assistance and consistent support along the way." Ada T.