About Us

AKW Law is a law firm based in Washington and handles matters in California and Washington.  We provide advice and litigation services to individuals and businesses.  Because we are a client-oriented law firm, you can be confident that
"what you see is what you get."  We are also easily accessible to our clients.

We are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the best outcome possible, whether that is an early settlement, mediation, arbitration, trial, or appeal.  At AKW Law, we understand that all of our clients have different goals, and we pride ourselves in catering to our clients' needs and providing the attention they deserve. 

Our lawyer speaks Chinese (说中文).

Meet the Team

Ada K. Wong

Jordan Wada

Nate Blanchard

Kaila Eckert

 

Ada K. Wong

Managing Partner, Attorney

Licensed in Washington & California

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Dispute Resolution Concentration 

  • University of California, Davis, B.A., Communication

​Admitted to Practice

  • State of Washington 

  • State of California

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

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

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

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 

Languages

  • English

  • Cantonese (fluent)

  • Mandarin (basic)

Ada is a California native who moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington School of Law.

 

During law school, Ada served as Executive Managing Editor of Production on the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal.  She was also very active in Moot Court competitions and represented her law school at the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competitions as a regional semi-finalist in both Los Angeles and Atlanta.  After graduating from law school, she served as a coach for mock trial and appellate advocacy teams at the law school. 

Prior to starting AKW Law, P.C., she worked as a Civil Litigation Attorney at two plaintiff-oriented law firms, in Bellevue and downtown Seattle. 

Ada is an Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University School of Law, teaching Employment Discrimination. She is also an Arbitrator for King and Snohomish Counties.

She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Trial Guides, Public Relations Chair of the William L. Dwyer American Inns of Court, and Communications Committee Chair of the Washington State Employment Lawyers Association (WELA). 

 

Ada previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of the WSAJ Trial News, and Editorial Board Member of the American Inns of Court The Bencher.  She is the Past-President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington.  Ada has authored many published articles and is a speaker at various lawyer's continuing legal education seminars.

In her spare time, Ada enjoys playing co-ed flag football, volunteering with various executive boards and committees, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and three cats, Matcha, Kylo, and Soba.

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Kaytlin Carlson

Attorney at Law

Licensed in Washington

 
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Jordan Wada

Attorney

Licensed in Washington & California

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science, Minor in Philosophy

​Admitted to Practice

  • State of Washington

  • State of California

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

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Jordan began working at AKW Law as a Law Clerk while he was a student at the University of Washington School of Law.  He cultivated a passion for all aspects of employment law by participating in his law school's Workers' Rights Clinic and advising clients at the Seattle's Fair Work Center.  Jordan further developed his legal skills as a Judicial Judicial Extern for the Honorable John H. Chun at King County Superior Court and as a Law Clerk at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in Washington, D.C.  He is on the Board of the Asian Bar Association of Washington.  

 

During law school, Jordan helped students publish scholarly works as Chief Comments Editor of the Washington International Law Journal, served as President of the Asian/Pacific American Law Students Association, and was a Pupil Member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court.  At graduation, Jordan was presented with the Jack MacDonald Merit Award, an honor selected by law school faculty for academic and civic achievements, recognizing dedication, selfless service, and generosity of spirit.  After graduation, Jordan worked as an employment attorney in California before returning to AKW Law in Washington. 

In his spare time, Jordan enjoys visiting museums, making rebus puzzles, and playing the trumpet.

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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

  • University of Washington, M.A., Policy Studies

  • University of Washington, B.A., Law, Economics, and Public Policy, Magna Cum Laude

​Admitted to Practice

  • State of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Nate began working for AKW Law as an Associate Attorney in the Fall of 2021.  Before law school, Nate worked as a lobbyist for the student government of the University of Washington Bothell campus.  As a lobbyist, he joined a coalition of similarly suited lobbyists to help pass voter rights bills, including automatic voter registration, same day voter registration, and prepaid postage for mailed ballots.  His time as a lobbyist forged a passion to advocate for progressive causes.

 

During law school, Nate turned his attention towards workers’ rights. In the Summer of 2019, he worked as an intern for the Unemployment Law Project where he successfully reversed denials of unemployment benefits for numerous clients.  Next, he joined a labor union’s department of in-house legal counsel as an intern.  While at the Public School Employees of Washington, Nate defended local bargaining units and helped employees recover unpaid wages.  During law school, Nate served on the Student Bar Association, was an Associate Editor for the American Indian Law Journal, and competed in the Tausend Moot Court Competition.

 

You can find Nate outside of the office rooting for his favorite football teams, the Seahawks and Huskies, or jogging through the many forest trails in Western Washington.

Nate Blanchard

Attorney

Licensed in Washington

 
 
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Kaila Eckert

Paralegal

Kaila has been a paralegal for about 9 years.  She completed the Paralegal Certificate Program at Edmonds Community College in 2011.  Kaila worked at two law firms prior to joining AKW Law.  She has experience in Washington state courts and federal court.  She looks forward to making an impact and being attentive to each and every client.  

In her spare time, Kaila enjoys spending time with her family and at the gym.