Sally S. Chan, Esq.
Attorney Sally Chan is a methodical and strategic trial attorney that founded West Themis Law on modern law firm principals of integrity, ethics, and efficiency – and creative problem solving approach to litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Chan has served as lead counsel in numerous trials, including jury and bench trials, in California and Federal Courts.
Ms. Chan’s extraordinary achievements are nationally recognized by her selection as a SuperLawyer Rising Star for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 listed within the ranks of top 2.5% of business litigation attorneys in California. West Themis Law’s achievements are also featured in the SuperLawyers magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Women in California edition for the years of 2013 to 2017. Ms. Chan is also listed and rated as a top attorney with an excellent rating on Avvo.
Ms. Chan as advised, litigated, and counseled in cases involving music and film entertainment contracts involving A-list entertainers, Franchise violations, franchise territorial disputes, franchise formation, large commercial property acquisitions of hotels of over 70 million in value, multi-use mega centers, and multi-residential developments.
Ms. Chan currently serves as advising counsel and lead trial counsel for large commercial property management firms in the Los Angeles Area. Ms. Chan is also lead trial counsel for various commercial property litigations pending in California superior courts.
In civil court, Ms. Chan has positively and effectively represented business, shareholders, and officers in fields including, technology, professional, merchandising, logistical, manufacturing, consulting, and pharmaceuticals in disputes regarding breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory violations, employment violations, and other related disputes.
Ms. Chan has also practiced in federal court for civil litigation matters, white collar criminal, and bankruptcy adversarial actions representing both commercial and consumer clients. Ms. Chan serves as counsel for distressed businesses in bankruptcy Chapter 11 with gross value and assets of over fifty million $50,000,000.
Ms. Chan utilizes her civil trial and corporate transactional experience to advise businesses, corporations, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals in business matters to position themselves strategically to prevent and/or maintain strategic advantage in the event of anticipated or frivolous lawsuits from third parties, clients, or partners. Additionally, Ms. Chan has also utilized her trial, litigation, probate, and bankruptcy experience to advise and counsel many small to large international businesses and consumers in transactional matters. In San Francisco, Ms. Chan gained extensive courtroom and trial experience when she joined the San Francisco’s public defender’s office through the Criminal Justice Clinic.
2016 – 3.8 Million settlement in Worker’s Compensation
Civil Trial – Defense & Plaintiff
Real Estate Litigation
Corporate Transactions – Franchise Law
UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
Hastings Law – University of California, Hastings, Juris Doctorate
English – Native fluency
Chinese – Mandarin
Chinese – Cantonese
Chinese – Chiu Chow (Teo Chew)
Spanish – Comprehension
LICENSING & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
United States of America Central District Federal Court, 9th Circuit
State of California Bar
American Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
National Organization of Professional Women
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Pacific American Bar Association
Golden Key International Honor’s Society
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Los Angeles Magazine 2013 – SuperLawyers Recognition to Top 2.5% attorney – Rising Stars 2013
Los Angeles Magazine 2014 – SuperLawyers Recognition to Top 2.5% attorney – Rising Stars 2014
Los Angeles Magazine 2015 – SuperLawyers Recognition to Top 2.5% attorney – Rising Stars 2015
Los Angeles Magazine 2016 – SuperLawyers Recognition to Top 2.5% attorney – Rising Stars 2016
Los Angeles Magazine 2017 – SuperLawyers Recognition to Top 2.5% attorney – Rising Stars 2017
Avvo Rated – Excellent