Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen


Known to the bar and community as EJ, Eun Chong Thorsen is a partner in the Litigation Practice at Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP, and is the first woman and APA partner of the firm.  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 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.  

Of Korean ancestry, EJ was the first Asian-American President of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and she is currently the immediate past president. She is the Executive Vice President of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, Treasurer of the Alumni Association at St. John’s University School of Law, Convention Co-Chair for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert.

EJ frequently volunteers and provides counsel to local community organizations, such as the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Korean American Youth Foundation, and pro bono clinics throughout the county and the state. She has received several awards, including the St. John’s Law Recent Graduate Service Award, and is a Producer of the short documentary, Left Out in America: Legislating Love, Life and LGBT (2010), which received a New York International Independent Film Festival award.

EJ 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.


September 23, 2017
Trailblazing APA Women in the Public Sector
2:15 PM  -  3:45 PM