I am a California native and received my B.A. in Communication from the University of California, Davis. After graduation, I worked at Heller Ehrman LLP in its San Francisco headquarters until its dissolution in late 2008. I received my J.D. with a Dispute Resolution Concentration in 2012 from the University of Washington School of Law.

While at UW School of Law, I served as Executive Managing Editor of Production on the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal. I was also very active in Moot Court competitions and represented UW at the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition as a regional semi-finalist in both Los Angeles and Atlanta. I continued to serve as a coach for mock trial and appellate advocacy teams at the law school after graduation. 

 

During law school, I also interned at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Civil Division; U.S. Attorney’s Office; Sacramento District Attorney’s Office; and with Judge Andrea Darvas of the King County Superior Court.

 

After graduating from law school, I worked at a plaintiff’s litigation firm in Bellevue, Washington as a Civil Litigation Attorney. A few years later, I joined a Seattle, Washington plaintiff's litigation firm as a Civil Litigator.  In 2015, I founded my own firm, AKW Law, advocating for those who have been wronged.

 

While I am not working, you can find me playing volleyball and flag football, reading about interpersonal communication, volunteering with various executive boards and committees, or hanging out with my husband and 3 cats (Matcha, Soba, and Kylo). 
 

See my full CV/Resume here

 

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law (discrimination; sexual harassment; wrongful termination; wage and hour; severance negotations)
  • Civil Rights (police misconduct; excessive force; Taser; First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment violations)
  • Personal Injury (wrongful death; traumatic brain injury; auto collisions)
  • Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts; power of attorney)
  • Business Law (contract disputes; review contracts and draft agreements; entity formation)
 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Washington State Association for Justice  (WSAJ) Trial News
    • Associate Editor, 2017-Present
    • Assistant Editor, 2015-2017
    • Editorial Board, 2014-2015
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA) 
    • Member, 2012-Present​
  • William L. Dwyer American Inns of Court
    • Communications Chair, 2014-Present
    • Member, 2011-2014
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW)
    • President, 2015
    • President-Elect, 2014
    • Secretary, 2013-2014
    • Member, 2010-2014
  • American Inns of Court The Bencher
    • Editorial Board, 2012-Present
 

Admitted to Practice:

  • State of Washington
  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 

Memberships:

  • Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
  • California State Bar Association (CSBA)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ formerly WSTLA)
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA)
  • King County Bar Association (KCBA)
  • Federal Bar Association (FBA) *past
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) *past
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) *past
 

Pro Bono Activities:

  • King County Pro Bono Services Program 
  • Western District of Washington Pro Bono Panel 
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Pro Bono Project
 

Education:

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Dispute Resolution Concentration
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., Communication
 

Languages:

  • Cantonese (fluent)
  • Mandarin (basic)
 

 

 

Ada Ko Wong

Attorney