Meet Our Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving the Tacoma, Federal Way & Bellevue Areas

The Ye Law Firm’s experienced personal injury lawyer represents people who’ve been injured by the intentional or negligent conduct of others. From automotive, motorcycle and bicycle accident injuries to pedestrian accidents, Underinsured Motorists, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries and brain injuries, our legal staff works hard to get you the compensation you deserve.


Chong H. Ye

Personal Injury Lawyer

Chong H. Ye is a Federal Way, WA personal injury trial lawyer who understands that when clients come to him with their legal matter, they need his experience and his readiness to fight the insurance companies on their behalf.

Growing up in an immigrant community in Tacoma, WA, Chong witnessed first-hand the difficulties of a language barrier when his parents needed legal representation. Many times, his parents were forgotten once they signed the fee agreement. Realizing the impersonal nature of what his parents have experienced, he wanted to help immigrants or those who lacked any legal background maneuver their ways through legal problems, especially as it relates to personal injuries.

Ultimately, his goal is to protect the clients’ interests. He wants his clients to focus on receiving the necessary treatments to recover from their injuries and leave it to him and his team of knowledgeable staff to concentrate on preventing the insurance companies from taking advantage of them. He advocates zealously from the outset of your case to the courtroom. He has recovered millions of dollars for clients like you suffering personal injuries. Whether walking you through the initial stages of your injury or continuing into litigation when the insurance companies unfairly evaluate your claim, Chong’s goal is to get fair compensation for you from the insurance companies and others who have wrongfully injured you. His primary area of practice is car accident and injury, but he also has extensive experience representing clients injured in other types of auto accidents, such as pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and Underinsured Motorists claims.

Watch Chong’s Devotional During Holy Week (starts at approx 5 minute)

Chong was born in South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. when he was ten years old. He was raised in Tacoma, WA. He graduated from Henry Foss High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR, he completed graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX, and he completed his law degree at Mitchell Hamline College of Law, St. Paul, MN.

He was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 2010. He started his own firm in 2011, and his firm has grown exponentially since then with the help of his former clients who recognized how valuable he and his team have been in resolving their personal injury cases, and they shared their experience working with our law firm with their family and friends in the community. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney recognizes The Ye Law Firm as 10 Best Law Firms for the results in and out of the Courts and for the longstanding customer services we provide for our clients.

When not busy helping his clients with their cases, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Jae-Eun, since 2001, and they have two beautiful daughters. They reside in NE Tacoma. Jae also works in the law firm as firm manager.

Chong is active in the community, and his faith is vital to him. Before law school, Chong spent almost ten years in the ministry ministering, teaching, and counseling to 2nd generation Korean-Americans Christians. He is a member of the Lifeway Church in Federal Way. He is a board member for Nest Mission, a non-profit homeless mission organization. Professionally, he is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyer. He is an active Eagle member of the Washington Association for Justice. Furthermore, The Ye Law Firm is recognized as 10 Best Law Firms by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

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Memberships and Licenses:
  • Admitted to the Washington State Bar
  • Admitted to the Federal District Court, Western Washington
  • Eagle member of Washington State Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • Member of Korea American Bar Association of Washington (KABA)
  • Board Member of Nest Mission, a not-for-profit homeless mission ministry
  • Member of Lifeway Church, Federal Way, WA
  • Member of the Korean-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington
  • Member of Korean American Coalition-WA (KAC-WA)
  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law, St. Paul, MN, Juris Doctor
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX, Master of Arts in Christian Education
  • Northwest Christian College/University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Minors: Speech Communication and Teacher of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)

Jae-Eun Chong

Firm Manager

Jae-Eun Chong was born and raised in South Korea. She attended Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She first came to Washington while in college to study English for a year. A few years later, she permanently moved to Washington State when she married her husband, Chong H. Ye, the attorney and principal owner of THE YE LAW FIRM. Before working at THE YE LAW FIRM, Jae-Eun had extensively worked in a managerial capacity at various medical providers’ offices. Her administrative experience at medical offices is invaluable when it comes to making sure that the day-to-day operation of the law firm runs smoothly and efficiently.

When not busy working at the law firm, she enjoys being a soccer mom, driving her kids to violin lessons, spending time with her family, friends, reading, and traveling.


Christina Yoon

Pre-litigation Paralegal

Christina Yoon was born and raised in San Diego, California, where she attended the University of California, San Diego as a writing major. After moving to Federal Way, Washington nearly a decade ago, Christina has come to love Washington and actively serves at her local church. Her love of the community and helping others keep her rooted in what’s most important to her as a paralegal: the clients. She understands that when you’re injured, the effects of your injuries seriously impact every aspect of your life. Having grown up with a large, closely-knit extended family where everyone shared their lives with each other and helped each other get through their struggles, Christina believes that every client that comes to The Ye Law Firm deserves personal attention, dedication, and diligence as The Ye Law Firm advocates on their behalf.

In her free time, Christina enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children. She has a love for cooking and often whips up impromptu meals for family and friends. She also enjoys curling up by the window with a good book or staying up late writing.


Diana Wattenberg

Litigation Paralegal

As The Ye Law Firm’s litigation paralegal, Diana Wattenberg, has been in the field of personal injury law for over 25 years bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm.

Diana is passionate and dedicated in helping to assist the firm in bringing a just and fair resolution to our clients by helping to navigate through the process of litigation. Diana is a team player and is surrounded by like-minded and hardworking people who care as much as she does about the well-being of their clients.

Outside of work, Diana’s priority is her family. She also enjoys spending time outside, being active, and becoming an integral part of her community.


Lydia Shin

Legal Assistant

Lydia Shin, a legal assistant, has been with The Ye Law Firm since 2016. She is primarily responsible for communicating with the clients about their treatments and answering clients’ questions about their cases. Additionally, she spends her time communicating with medical providers about individual client’s treatment status and identifying any outstanding bills and requesting clients’ medical records. Finally, she spends the remaining time communicating with PIP insurance companies. She is always ready to respond to the clients’ billing questions as quickly as possible. She looks forward to answering questions to our Korean clients.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband. She loves traveling, hiking, camping, and visiting her friends and families. On the weekends, you may find her in one of the many local restaurants in and around Seattle. She exercises regularly at home or at the gym to maintain her active lifestyle. She believes exercise helps her release stress and any negative energy


Sara Travis

Vice President of Development

Sara and her family moved to the Lower 48 from Fairbanks, Alaska, to be closer to extended family. She keeps busy with her kids, is a lifelong learner, loves to read, and watch hockey and baseball.



She earned her undergraduate degree in business administration, magna cum laude, then an MBA in general management and marketing from the School of Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Her education ignited her passion of helping businesses communicate their messages with clients. At the law firm, Sara uses that passion to help us reach out to folks who have been injured and can use our free legal information.

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