Why choose the Law Offices of Peter Chu?

The Law Office of Peter Chu has over 30 years of experience in immigration legal services. Our intimate team of attorneys and staff are committed to our clients, whether we're working towards an individual's family VISA or processing immigration for multinational corporations. Our attorneys speak multiple languages fluently, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. Our attorneys and staff invest time and resources to deliver highly personalized and effective service to our clients. We respond to all of our clients' needs and collaborate with them through every step in the process. We strive to achieve the best results and get them. See our past clients' testimonials. Request a FREE Consultation Today!

Representative Experience

  • Represents business leaders in various industries, such as telecommunications, biotechnology, life sciences, healthcare, hospitality, defense, restaurants, etc.
  • Assists scientific clinics and institutions in obtaining O-1 visas and green cards for top scientists and researchers on the basis of Extraordinary Ability and/or Outstanding Research or National Interest Waivers.
  • Represents small businesses and new enterprises in obtaining L-1 intra-company managers and executives and employees with specialized knowledge.
  • Advises and provides short-term and long-term solutions for wealthy investors and business owners in EB-5 green card investments or E-1/E2 visas.
  • Represented thousands of individuals and their relatives in family petitions, including cases based on section 245(i) and new immigration policies for undocumented aliens and young people.


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Peter Darwin Chu, Attorney & Founder

Mr. Chu graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Chinese Language. After graduating from California Western School of Law in 1981, he entered private practice in San Diego, specializing in Business Immigration Law. Mr. Chu has been interviewed on immigration law issues in the San Diego news media, including television stations KNSD and KFMB, as well as the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has also represented Olympic athletes, stage and screen actors, symphony musicians, and other performing artists.In addition, Mr. Chu has served on the Board of numerous civil organizations including the San Diego Opera, and is currently a director of Metro United Bank.


  • California Western, J.D., 1981
  • California Supreme Court


  • California, 1981
  • University of Hawaii, B.A. in History and Chinese, 1978

Spoken Languages

  • Mandarin and Cantonese


  • President, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
  • Vice Chairman/Director, Metro United Bank
  • Former Director, San Diego Opera and Asian American Repertory Theater

Pro Bono

  • Volunteered for Chinese Service Center


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Hai Huynh, Supervising Attorney

Hai Huynh has been practicing immigration law since graduating from the California Western School of Law with a JD degree in 1999. With a strong business and finance background, Mr. Huynh provides creative solutions to complex immigration issues that may arise from startups to more established corporations. Mr. Huynh has represented wealthy immigrant investors for E-1/E-2 visas as well as EB-5 green cards. He is not only dedicated to serving individuals and small businesses that are foreign-owned, but also Fortune 500 companies in various industries, such as the life sciences, telecommunications, health, energy, entertainment, aerospace and defense, and education. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Huynh served as a Law Clerk for the Department of Justice's United States Trustee Office in San Diego and interned with the Honorable Ronald S. Prager of the Superior Court of California in San Diego. Mr. Huynh is fluent in both Vietnamese and English.


  • California, 1999
  • California Supreme Court


  • California Western, J.D., 1999
  • Pepperdine University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1995

Spoken Languages

  • Vietnamese


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California

Lectures and Seminars

  • Regularly attends AILA conferences and programs
  • EB-5 Investors conferences
  • Invited to speak in Corporate and Academic settings on various topics related to business and employment immigration

Pro Bono

  • Volunteered at the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Law Week and provided free legal consultation to the public
  • Volunteered for the Southwest Center for Asian Pacific American Law (SCAPAL)


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Lillian Chu, Attorney

As the daughter of immigrant parents, Ms. Chu has always had a passion for immigration law. To pursue her career goals, she entered into and graduated from Suffolk University Law School located in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, she interned at Moris & O'Shea, LLC where she focused primarily on removal defense in immigration court. She also worked at Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC) engaging with refugees to help them file affirmative asylum applications. Ms. Chu further gained valuable experience as a Student-Attorney in the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Clinic representing U.S. tribes suffering from human rights violations at the United Nations.

Since her graduation from law school she has been employed by the Law Office of Peter D. Chu where she has been exposed to and fully immersed in all aspects of immigration law. Currently, Ms. Chu concentrates her practice in business immigration, including various Temporary Worker (H) petitions and Treaty Trader and Investor (E-1 and E-2) petitions, as well as I-601A Hardship Waivers and Affirmative Asylum petitions. She is fluent in Mandarin and French as well as conversational in Cantonese.


  • California, 2015


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School
  • B.A., Wellesley College

Spoken Languages

  • Mandarin
  • French
  • Cantonese


  • Director, San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Rotary Club of Kearney Mesa


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Boni Geng, Associate

Ms. Geng is a graduate of Wellesley College located in Wellesley, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Political Theory and a minor in Education Studies. She graduated from the University Of San Diego School Of Law. Ms. Geng then graduated Cum Laude from the University Of San Diego School Of Law with a Master of Laws in Taxation. She served as a legal intern at the University of San Diego Sales and Use Tax Clinic and as a Law Clerk at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in San Diego. Ms. Geng is a member of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.