Attorneys EUN CHONG (EJ) THORSEN, ESQ.
About EUN CHONG (EJ) THORSEN, ESQ.
Telephone: 516.437.4385 x139
Eun Chong Thorsen, who was promoted from associate to partner in January
2017, is a litigator and counselor-at-law to families and businesses,
and servant to the bar and community.
Known to all as EJ, she is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Matrimonial
and Family Law and LGBT Representation Practice Groups at Vishnick McGovern
Milizio LLP. On behalf of individuals, families and businesses in a wide
range of litigation matters, she counsels clients in disputes and appeals
in matrimonial and family law, trusts and estate litigation, guardianships
and commercial and employment law. She serves clients in divorce, custody
and support matters; orders of protection; Surrogate’s Court will
contests, trust litigation and guardianship proceedings; business, corporate
and partnership disputes; and wage and hour and discrimination claims.
She is appointed by the Courts of New York to serve in Guardian ad Litem
and in other fiduciary capacities. As a founding member of the LGBT Representation
Practice Group, EJ was a producer in 2010 of
Left Out in America: Legislating Love, Life and LGBT, recipient of New York International Independent Film Festival award.
EJ's diverse experience provides clients with rigorous representation,
understanding how specific issues fit into the client’s overall
situation. Her compassion for clients leads to relatability and personal
service that is cost-effective and focused on dispute resolution. Her
commitment to the bar and the community are indicative of her heart for
service and giving. This commitment has resulted in several honors, most recently:
- 2017: St. John’s University School of Law, Recent Graduate Service Award
- 2016: Rising Star, Queens Chapter, Women’s Bar Association of the
State of New York
- 2014: Queens Courier Rising Star
EJ was appointed by former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to the New York
State Commission on Statewide Discipline. By appointment of the Honorable
Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department,
she serves on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second, Tenth,
Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts.
She is honored to serve as the first Asian-American president and person
of Korean ancestry of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association
for the 2016-2017 term. Additionally, EJ is executive vice president of
the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY);
board member of the St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association;
and board member of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. Her civic
contributions include board member of the Korean American Youth Foundation;
advisory board member of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and
Archives; and a volunteer with the Pro Bono Clinic, Korean American Family
EJ received her Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School
of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College. She
served as a judicial intern with the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco of the
Eastern District of New York and with the Honorable Patricia P. Satterfield
of the Queens County Supreme Court. She is admitted to practice law in
New York, New Jersey, the United States District Courts in the Southern
and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit and the US Supreme Court.