John Chow 

Mr. Chow is a native San Franciscan who has lived in San Francisco his entire life. He was born in Chinatown’s Chinese Hospital and graduated from Lowell High School. He brings innovative problem-solving skills, sound judgment, strong leadership, and a seasoned ability to advocate to the firm.

Mr. Chow obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley. While at U.C. Berkeley, Mr. Chow interned at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, tutored other U.C. Berkeley students, coached a championship-winning high school summer basketball team, and was the on-site manager for a 32-unit apartment building near campus for numerous years.


Thereafter, Mr. Chow attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, earning a Juris Doctorate degree, with a Concentration in International Law. While in law school, he studied at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, China, and at Temple University Japan in Tokyo, Japan. He earned Certificates in Chinese Law and Japanese Law from these respective law schools. He also interned for Judge Julie Tang and Commissioner Richard E. Best, both at the San Francisco Superior Court.

Prior to co-founding CCD Law Group, P.C. with Darius Chan, Mr. Chow practiced law at several prominent law firms in San Francisco, including a general practice firm with over 100 attorneys in multiple locations throughout the country, and a Chinese International firm that represented publicly traded companies in China and Taiwan. He is experienced in all phases of litigation, including case strategy, discovery, depositions, motion practice, experts, and mediation. He has personally taken over 100 depositions. Some of Mr. Chow's successful results include obtaining a favorable judgment at trial which enabled his clients to recover their own attorney's fees and obtaining a voluntary dismissal for a client which did not require his client to compensate the opposing party.

Mr. Chow is admitted to practice law in California and before the Northern and Central Federal District Courts of California. He previously served on the Board of the Chinatown Community Children’s Center (“CCCC”), which is one of the oldest existing non-profit early education centers in San Francisco.Mr. Chow currently serves on the Board of Family and Child Empowerment Services - San Francisco (“FACES SF”), which provides critical assistance to low-income families citywide in early childhood development, workforce training, and family support services.

Mr. Chow is fluent in Cantonese, proficient in Mandarin, and conversational in Japanese. He likes traveling and appreciates learning about other cultures and languages. In his free time, Mr. Chow enjoys family time, coaching youth basketball, as well as being outdoors while hiking and biking.