Dennis ChinLitigation Attorney
Dennis Chin practices civil litigation with an emphasis on civil and commercial litigation, real estate and family law. He represents parties in all phases of litigation including discovery, law and motion, deposition, arbitration, mediation, negotiation and settlement, and trial. Prior to joining SAC Attorneys LLP, Mr. Chin had his own practice and was a litigation attorney at Burnham Brown, one of Oakland’s largest law firms.
Mr. Chin earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and a Masters of Law from Santa Clara University School of Law. He was a law clerk at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California. Additionally, he was a judicial extern for California Supreme Court Justice Ming W. Chin, and a law clerk for Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Mr. Chin has served as an Adjunct Professor at California State University East Bay's Paralegal Studies Program. There he taught Personal Injury and Tort Litigation, Legal Ethics, and Introduction to Law. He also has taught mandatory continuing legal education to attorneys and paralegals.
Mr. Chin has served on the San Leandro Human Services Commission and the Alameda County Parks, Recreation, and Historical Commission. He was elected to the San Leandro Unified School District Board of Education. He is a past-president of the Floresta Homeowners Association. He is a two-time recipient of the State Bar's Wiley W. Manuel Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Alameda County Bar Association's VLSC Volunteer of the Year for his work at the Low-Income Landlord Eviction Clinic, Family Law Day of Court Clinic, and Immigration Clinic. In 2009, the Alameda County Bar Association awarded him the Barristers Distinguished Service Award. He has served on the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Board of Directors.
In 2005, Mr. Chin appeared on the television game show “Wheel of Fortune” and solved three word puzzles correctly.
LL.M., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2010
J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 2003
B.A. Biophysics, U.C. Berkeley
United States District Court Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit