Staff Attorney

Wendy Cheng is a Staff Attorney in the Immigrants’ Rights Legal Services Project and Domestic Violence/Family Unit. Wendy represents survivors of domestic violence and other immigrants in immigration and family law matters. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2022, Wendy spent over seven years defending low-income respondents in child welfare and custody proceedings at Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) and representing survivors of domestic violence in family law and immigration matters at New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). Wendy represented clients applying for U visas, T visas, VAWA Self-Petitions, asylum, SIJS, DACA, and naturalization.

Wendy graduated with a B.A. in international relations from the University of Rochester. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2014, where she participated in the LGBT Rights Clinic.

Not yet admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, but admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction. Practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(B) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.

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J.D., New York University School of Law

B.A., University of Rochester


Phone: (202) 661-5978
Fax: (202) 727-2132