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Chancellor W. Tseng

Chancellor W. Tseng


Chance Tseng advises clients in complex litigation involving automobile product liability issues. 

Chance has successfully first-chaired a bench trial, taken depositions, drafted dispositive motions, represented clients’ interests at mediations, and settled cases in breach of contract, construction defect, premises liability and product liability cases. He has defended a fire truck chassis manufacturer from design defect claims and service companies facing liability claims from products including glass and windows, rebar and gunite, plumbing, concrete foundations and fire sprinklers. Chance has managed the discovery process through many state courts in California, including propounding and responding to discovery, deposing lay and corporate witnesses and arguing discovery motions. He also has experience working in a corporate law department of a major international producer of smartphones, tablets, cybersecurity and Internet of Things software.

During his time at UC Davis School of Law, Chance was heavily involved in litigation from the bench and advocate perspectives.  In his second year, Chance served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Laurel Beeler, U.S. Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of California, and the Honorable Troy L. Nunley, U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of California.  Chance also served on the Moot Court Honors Board and competed in an interschool cyber-crimes competition. He also served as a research assistant to Professor Peter Lee and Professor Rose Cuison-Villazor, researching and writing on intellectual property, immigration, and property law review articles. 

In his free time, Chance enjoys camping, playing violin, bass and guitar, attending concerts and musical festivals, bicycling and motorcycling, and traveling.


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2018
  • Washington, D.C., 2020

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2018
    King Hall Intellectual Property Law Association, President
    Moot Court Honors Board
    UCLA Moot Court Cyber Crimes Competition
    Business Law Journal, Editor
    Public Service & Pro Bono Program Certificate Recipient
    LawCappella, Music Director
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2011
    Major: Music


  • Mandarin Chinese

Judicial Externships

    • U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley, Eastern District of California