Eugene C. Wong, one of the country’s pre-eminent immigration lawyers, and founding member of the Law Offices of Eugene Wong was born in Guandong, China in 1947. Mr. Wong lived in Hong Kong until the age of 11, when his family moved to San Francisco in search of better educational and professional opportunities. Mr. Wong received his A.B. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. From 1971-1973 he was a Frederic Burk Fellow at San Francisco State University performing cell and molecular biology research. From 1973 to 1976 Mr. Wong was an instructor in the Department of Chemistry at City College of San Francisco. Mr. Wong received his J.D. from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1979. During Law School, Mr. Wong interned at the office of California Senator Alan Cranston. He was the recipient of the Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship in 1979, an award sponsored by the Legal Services Program within the Office of Economic Opportunity and administered by the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship recruited recent law graduates into poverty law, provided them training and a two year placement in regional legal service projects throughout the country. From 1979-1981, Mr. Wong worked in Legal Services in St. Croix, the Virgin Islands as a Staff Attorney specializing in immigration matters. There he assisted in the passage of the Virgin Islands Temporary Workers Adjustment Act of 1981, where approximately 10,000 people received green cards. Mr. Wong published three cases on immigration matters at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the late ’90s, Mr. Wong also started the first local Cantonese language radio station – AM 1400, and played the part of Radio Personality in his free time. Mr. Wong was a true gourmand and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was a collector of rare and antique cars, watches and typewriters, yet he also had a passion for the latest gadgets and innovations of his day. He was fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, three brothers and three grandchildren.