Our Team

Chou | Colwell has assembled a team of legal professionals with the skills and knowledge to give you the best experience as we navigate your immigration or personal injury case. 

Sophath is fluent in English and Khmer

Sophath Chou


Sophath is originally from Battambang, Cambodia, and immigrated to the United States as a refugee to escape the Khmer Rouge.  She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and the Seattle University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate.  While in law school, Sophath interned at the United States Senate and was active in non-profit organizations that aided immigrant communities. After graduating law school, Sophath joined the Seattle firm Carney & Marchi, where she practiced immigration law and criminal defense.  Currently, Sophath focuses primarily on immigration and civil litigation. When outside the office, Sophath enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Seattle University School of Law – Juris Doctorate, 2004.
  • University of Washington – Bachelor of Arts, 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court
  • Admitted to Eastern and Western District Court of Washington
  • Admitted to Eastern and Western District Court of Washington
  • Member of American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA)
  • Co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division of AILA (WA Chapter) 2007-2008
  • Volunteer - Citizenship Day
  • AVolunteer - Asian Counseling Referral Service (ACRS)

Cody Colwell


Cody is a graduate of the University of Washington where he focused his studies on New Media Technology and Political Science. While an undergraduate, Cody served as President of both the Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Honor Society and the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, he worked as counsel to an entertainment based start-up company and was a fellow with the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Prior to Chou Colwell, Cody was a manager for a leading telecommunications consulting firm whose clients include AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Currently, Cody practices in the areas of immigration and personal injury law.

  • Loyola Law School - Juris Doctorate, 2004
  • University of Washington - Bachelor of Arts, 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Eagle Member, Washington State Association For Justice 

Donna Robinson


Donna has over 30 years of experience in the legal field, having worked on both the plaintiff and defense sides of personal injury litigation. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with insurance adjusters, health care providers, and attorneys toward the goal of amicably resolving personal injury claims. She obtained her Paralegal Degree from the Albuquerque Career Institute at the University of New Mexico in 1983. Donna was born in Tacoma, WA into an Air Force family. After moving to California and then Germany, her family returned to the Puget Sound area where she was raised. She is married with one adult son and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, scrapbooking, and eating German food. She also loves football and is a huge Seahawks fan (GO HAWKS!!!).

Vanessa is fluent in English and Spanish

Vanessa Torres

Legal Assistant

Vanessa was born and raised in Pasco, Washington and has always had an interest in immigration and other issues that affect the community. She is the proud mother to four sons with her middle school sweetheart. Vanessa is currently enrolled full time at Columbia Basin College where she is working towards her AA degree. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoy spending time with her family and loves football (Go Hawks!!!). She also enjoys hiking, shopping, and helping others.