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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 of The Law Offices of Derek Lim.

Ms. Chao joined the firm in 2008. With decades of experience under her belt, Ms. Chao is passionate about giving back to her community by helping clients to obtain successful immigration outcomes and secure fair personal injury settlements.

Under attorney Derek Lim’s supervision, Ms. Chao has handled various immigration matters including L1, E1/E2, PERM, family-based petitions, and other nonimmigrant visas. Ms. Chao has extensive experience adding the attorney on complex immigration matters, such as Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) claims, I-601 waivers, and appeals to BIA and the Ninth Circuit.

Although not the entirety of her legal experience, Ms. Chao provides invaluable assistance with the firm’s large personal injury cases, making hospital and home visits as needed, and helping injured victims and their family members through difficult times.

Ms. Chao is also involved with the overall management of the firm and participates in the training of the legal team on the firm’s practices and procedures.

Ms. Chao is a humanist, workout enthusiast, world traveler, and lover of music and art. In her spare time, she loves cycling, hiking, enjoying nature, and going to concerts and performances.

Ms. Chao received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Jilin University in China and her Paralegal Certificate at San Francisco State University.


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.