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Raymond K. Chau

Associate Attorney

A dedicated San Francisco immigration attorney and member of the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden team, Raymond Chau is passionate about helping clients navigate the U.S. immigration process. Attorney Chau is drawn to the complex nature of ever-changing immigration laws and employs a thoughtful, methodical approach—and a dose of street smarts—to every case he takes on. He strives to view each case from the opposing side’s point of view, then uses this to maximize his clients’ chance of success. Attorney Chau is driven by his desire to create a better, safer, and happier future for all. Attorney Chau is also well versed in handling family law matterscivil litigation, and business escrows.

Attorney Chau began his legal career as a law clerk for a judge. There, he gained invaluable experience in advocating for his clients and how to achieve successful outcomes on their behalf. Following his clerkship, Attorney Chau realized that his passion lay in immigration law. He went on to work as an associate at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, and Nightingale, LLP, a firm that has built a nationwide reputation for winning tough cases. During his time at the firm, he developed and refined his approach to immigration cases and had the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in immigration law.

After leaving Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, and Nightingale, LLP, Attorney Chau joined the team at the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden. At the firm, he strives to provide his clients with personalized legal services that are both competent and kind. He often seeks out creative solutions and is determined to see his clients through each stage of the immigration process.

Attorney Chau grew up in San Francisco before moving to Las Vegas, NV. There, he married; graduated law school; adopted his beloved late golden retriever, Pumpkin; and had his first child before eventually moving back to the San Francisco area where he had a second child. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.


  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Las Vegas: J.D.


  • AILA


  • Certificate of Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California


  • English
  • Cantonese

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