Berliner Cohen, LLP would like to welcome Dennis Chin to the San Jose Litigation Department.
Dennis handles commercial litigation with a keen eye to detail, representing his clients through the entire litigation process from negotiation to trial. Dennis’ fluency in Cantonese allows him to assist a diverse client base.
Dennis earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and a Masters of Law from Santa Clara University School of Law. He was a law clerk at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California. Additionally, he was a judicial extern for California Supreme Court Justice Ming W. Chin, and a law clerk for Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Dennis has served as an Adjunct Professor at California State University East Bay's Paralegal Studies Program, where he taught Personal Injury and Tort Litigation, Legal Ethics, and Introduction to Law. He also taught mandatory continuing legal education to attorneys and paralegals.
Mr. Chin is a two-time recipient of the State Bar's Wiley W. Manuel Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Alameda County Bar Association's VLSC Volunteer of the Year for his work at the Low-Income Landlord Eviction Clinic, Family Law Day of Court Clinic, and Immigration Clinic. In 2009, the Alameda County Bar Association awarded him the Barristers Distinguished Service Award. He has served on the Board of Directors for Alameda County Bar Association, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley.