John Chow
John Chow

Mr. Chow is a native San Franciscan. He was born in Chinatown’s Chinese Hospital and graduated from Lowell High School. He brings innovative problem-solving skills, sound judgment, strong leadership, and a seasoned ability to advocate to the firm. Mr. Chow has practiced law continuously since 2003.

Mr. Chow obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley. While at U.C. Berkeley, Mr. Chow interned at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, tutored other U.C. Berkeley students, coached a championship-winning high school summer basketball team, and managed a 32-unit apartment building near campus.

Thereafter, Mr. Chow attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, earning a Juris Doctorate degree, with a Concentration in International Law. While in law school, he studied at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, China, and at Temple University Japan in Tokyo, Japan. He earned Certificates in Chinese Law and Japanese Law from these respective law schools. He also interned for Judge Julie Tang and Commissioner Richard E. Best, both at the San Francisco Superior Court.

Before founding Chan Chow & Dai, P.C., Mr. Chow practiced law at several prominent law firms in San Francisco, including a general practice firm with over 100 attorneys in multiple locations throughout the country, and a Chinese International firm that represented publicly traded companies in China and Taiwan. He is experienced in all phases of litigation, including case strategy, discovery, depositions, motion practice, experts, and mediation. He has personally taken over 50 depositions. Some of Mr. Chow's successful results include obtaining a favorable judgment at trial which enabled his clients to recover their own attorney's fees and obtaining a voluntary dismissal for a client which did not require his client to compensate the opposing party.

Mr. Chow is admitted to practice law in California and before the Northern and Central Federal District Courts of California. He is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), Chinese Real Estate Association of America, Inc., and Chinese for Affirmative Action. He previously served on the Board of the Chinatown Community Children’s Center (“CCCC”), which is one of the oldest existing non-profit early education centers in San Francisco.

Mr. Chow is fluent in Cantonese, proficient in Mandarin, and conversational in Japanese. He has traveled to over 15 different countries, and appreciates learning about other cultures and languages. In his free time, Mr. Chow enjoys spending time with his family, as well as being outdoors while hiking and biking.