Admitted to practice in Washington
Ms. Chu's practice focuses on complex litigation and general liability defense, including defense of religious entities.
Prior to joining Patterson Buchanan, Ms. Chu gained litigation and trial experience as a private defense attorney representing clients across Washington. She also worked for a year as a Rule 9 prosecutor for the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office handling thousands of criminal matters while representing the State at all stages of prosecution. Ms. Chu has successfully tried numerous solo jury trial cases and argued contested motions before the court. In addition to Ms. Chu's litigation experience, she has volunteered as a professional mediator with the Dispute Resolution Center of King County since 2012.
During law school, Ms. Chu worked in the Ronald A. Peterson Predatory Lending Clinic, advocating for clients victimized by unfair mortgage lending practices, and the Mediation Clinic, mediating Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases. Ms. Chu also served as a judicial extern to King County Superior Court Judge Theresa B. Doyle where she conducted legal research and wrote bench memoranda evaluating the merits of complex civil motions. Following her first year, Ms. Chu worked as the sole legal extern in the elite Most Dangerous Offender Project (MDOP) Unit of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office preparing homicide cases for trial.
Before law school, Ms. Chu worked in city management for the City of SeaTac and as a court coordinator serving multiple King County Superior Court commissioners.
- Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2012
- First place, 2011 In-House Dispute Resolution Client Counseling Competition
- Finalist, 2011 In-House Dispute Resolution Mediation and Negotiation Competitions
- Quarterfinalist, 2012 American Bar Association Regional Client Counseling Competition
- Pupil, William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court
- University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Law, Societies and Justice major, Communications minor, 2004
- Graduated with Honors Distinction
- Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
- Washington State Bar Association
- King County Bar Association
- Asian Bar Association of Washington
- American Bar Association
- William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court