Paul W. Chen


  • location icon San Francisco, CA
    333 Bush Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Paul W. Chen is an associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Immigration Practice.

During law school, Mr. Chen clerked for one of the top immigration law firms, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Loewy, LLP, and for the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project. As an immigrant from Singapore, Mr. Chen is fluent in Chinese and Spanish.

Mr. Chen has provided immigration representation for hundreds of cases (both immigrant and nonimmigrant), related to H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, Multinational Managers and Executives, EB-5 Investment Green Cards, EB-5 Regional Centers, I-9 Compliance, and all types of family-based green cards. He also has extensive experience in providing immigration-related expertise to multinational corporations and small businesses in the biotechnology, energy, computer engineering, pharmaceutical, real estate, and manufacturing industries.

Professional Presentations

  • Guest Speaker on H-1B visas and EB-5 investment green cards, Chinese Students & Scholars Association of San Diego State University, 2012.
  • Guest Speaker on major immigration topics at the University of California, San Diego, Feb. 2013.




  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, Asian Business Association
  • Member, San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association
  • Honorary Member, San Diego Chinese Art and Cultural Society
  • Member, SINGMA Club

Awards & Honors

  • Northern California “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers (2016, 2017) 
  • Fiorenza and Hernando Courtright Scholarship (2010).
  • Academic Scholarship, University of San Diego School of Law.
  • J. Wheeler Scholarship.


University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2010

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2002

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