Known to the bar and community as EJ, Eun Chong Thorsen is a civil litigator at the law firm of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP. EJ represents individuals, families, and businesses in a wide range of litigation matters and counsels them in disputes and appeals in matrimonial and family law, trusts and estates litigation, guardianships, and commercial and employment law. She is appointed by the Courts of New York to serve in Guardian ad Litem and in other fiduciary capacities.
EJ was appointed by former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to the 2015 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. In addition, EJ serves on the Board of Directors of the St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association and on the Board of Directors of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert.
EJ is an officer of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) and has served on the Advisory Board of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. She volunteers with local civic and community organizations, such as the Korean American Youth Foundation and the Korean American Family Service Center, where she counsels victims of domestic violence in family law matters at their pro bono clinic.
EJ has been the recipient of the Queens Chapter’s Rising Star award for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) and the Queens Courier Rising Star award. She was a producer of an award winning short documentary entitled Left Out in America: Legislating Love, Life and LGBT (2010) about the unconstitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which received a New York International Independent Film Festival award.
She is a proud graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and earned her bachelor’s degree at 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.
EJ is admitted to practice 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.
EJ has been honored to serve on the Board of Directors and as Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association. As President, she looks forward to working closely with our 2016-2017 WBASNY President and dear friend Jacqueline P. Flug, and continuing her service to the bar and community.
Special thanks to our “Queens of Queens,” especially Sandra C. Katz, Chairperson Honorable Marguerite Grays, past presidents Honorable Bernice Siegal, Donna Furey, Zenith Taylor, Lourdes Ventura, friend and mentor Jacqueline Flug, and Installation Dinner Co-Chairs Nicole McGregor Mundy and Pam Jordan and the Dinner Committee.
Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen
Queens County Women’s Bar Association