Maria Tsao Tu

Maria Tsao Tu

  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI ...
  • Texas, Washington
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Biography

I call myself the "Common People" lawyer. I was raised to be self sufficient ever since I was old enough to babysit and deliver newspaper. I worked to put myself through college, law school and master degree. During the first phase of my law practice, My objective was to become a "rich and famous" lawyer. When I clawed my way there to the top, I couldn't figure out why I was so unhappy...So, I walked away from everything --my high paying salary, my condo by the lake, my personal shopper, my rich clients with limos and yachts, my supporters for politics, including my law practice.... IT TOOK 10 YEARS for me to realize that the most important thing in my life is not the admiration and envy of others, but what makes me the happiest. In 2004, I finally had enough courage to come back to the practice of law. I fell in love with being in the courtroom fighting the difficult fights. In the courthouse, I have cried, laughed, screamed, yelled, shouted, hated and loved, and all could happen in one day.... My colleagues have described me as "a lawyer with a passion". Whatever.... I love being in the courtroom.

Education
University of Washington School of Law
LL.M. (1990) | Comparative Asian Law
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Seattle University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Evergreen State College
B.A. (1983) | Political Economy
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Honors: Graduate of the Year
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24044844
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Washington
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Languages
  • Chinese: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
6200 Chase Oak Blvd., SUITE 102- A
Plano, TX 75023
Telephone: (972) 964-8366