Attorney Ada Chan


  • Born January, 1970 - Hong Kong
  • Native of Hong Kong
  • Finished High School in England
  • Pro Fitness Competitor
  • Graduate of Oregon State University
  • Graduate of David Clarke Law School, DC
  • Mother of 1 child

Legal Background

I love helping people. I have learned that being a great criminal defense lawyer does not always mean winning in the courtroom but rather put together resolutions outside of the court room that better the individual. I represent people from all walks of life facing a wide range of serious criminal charges. I am a native of Hong Kong. I spent my formative years in England and Germany. Thereafter, I attended Oregon State University, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I received my Juris Doctor from the District of Columbia School of Law. I am admitted to practice law in Maryland and D.C. I began my legal career as an immigration attorney in 1996 and handled a variety of cases, including H-1B visas, Labor Certification, Political Asylum, Adjustment of Status, K visas, removal of conditional status, petition for relatives and naturalization petitions. In 1998, I joined partnership with Mark M. Rollins, Esq. to form the Law Firm of Rollins and Chan. I am fluent in Chinese.

Areas of Practice

Level devoted to Criminal Law
90% Devoted to Criminal Law
General Practice
Misdemeanor & Traffic Cases
99% Misdemeanor & Traffic Cases
DC Superior Cases
50 %District of Columbia Cases
Maryland Cases
50% Maryland Cases


Bar Admissions
State of Maryland, 1996

United States District Court for Maryland

United States District Court District of Columbia

District of Columbia, 1997

Formal Education: Education David Clark school of Law, Washington, DC J.D. Oregon State University B.A. – 1992 Major: Liberal Studies


National Asian Pacific American Bar Association N/A 2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers N/A 2013 - Present
D.C. Superior Court Trial Lawyer Association N/A 1998 - Present
Bar Association of the District of Columbia N/A 1997 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association N/A 1996 - Present
Pro International Federation of Physique Athletes


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 18th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Certificate of Completion 2014
LaPier & Associates, Glen Burnie, Maryland NHTSA/IACP SFST Student Course Certificate of Completion 2013
DC PDS Criminal Practice Institute Anticipating New Benchmarks for the Treatment of Evidence in DC Certificate of Completion 2013
Courts Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC Domestic Violence Case Management Training N/A 2013
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 17th Annual DUI Seminar Certificate of Completion 2013