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Dennis Andrew Chen

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate, Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Dennis Chen migrated to Florida after his completion of high school. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany, then attended the University of Florida where he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Mathematics. His education was interrupted for a six month period while he served in Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia.  Dennis left the US Army Reserve as a Sergeant. He worked as an insurance adjuster with State Farm for a year and then attended the University of Florida, College of Law.

Dennis Chen began law practice with a workers' compensation law firm in Winter Park where he represented injury victims and later joined Hartford Ins. Co. as a staff attorney defended businesses. He now operates his private law firm in Orlando where his practice is focused in the areas of bankruptcy, consumer law, foreclosure defense, landlord-tenant law, real estate and general litigation. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and Texas. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle & Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Chen has served as a Director for Bread of Life Fellowship, Inc., a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to the needy throughout Central Florida. Mr. Chen has served as an arbitrator with the Attorney General's Lemon Law Arbitration Program and as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Florida Chapter of the Caribbean Bar Association. He has also served as a director of the Silver Glen Homeowners Association, as a board member of the City of Ocoee Education Committee, and on the Orange County Animal Classification Committee.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 30%
    15 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    18 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    13 years
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 15%
    8 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (10-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

33 total 

  • Yashica Nekeya McArthur

    This is one of the only attorney's I refer landlord tenant cases when I'm not able to accept them. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Yashica McArthur Landlord & Tenant Attorney
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  • Sherea-Ann Ferrer

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Contact Info

Chen Law Firm PA

5401 S. Kirkman Rd., Ste. 310
Orlando, FL, 32819

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200705/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerChenLaw2001 - Present
Sr. Staff AttorneyHartford Insurance Company2000 - 2001
AttorneyChenLaw, PA1999 - 2000
AssociateMorgan & van Dingenen, PA1997 - 1999
Claim RepresentativeState Farm Insurance1992 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ninth Judicial Circuit UPL Committee 9AMember2009 - Present
American MensaMember2008 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Caribbean Bar Association - C. Fla.Secretary2005 - 2006
Bread of Life FellowshipDirector2005 - 2008
New Motor Vehicle Arbitration PanelArbitrator2003 - 2005
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Zamora v Orozco, 980 So2d 564 (Fla 5th DCA 2008)Our appeal resulted in reversal of the trial court
UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS, assignee of FIRST USA BANK, Plaintiff, v. DONNA CAVENDER, DefendantJudge ruled in defendant's favor
Vargas v The Salvation Army, 04-039281WJCWon permanent disability benefits for my client.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJuris Doctor - December 19961996
University of FloridaMathematicsBachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Strategic & Ethical Business Development for LawyersSocial Media Marketing Panel2012
Landlord/Tenant TrainingAttorneys Fees in Eviction Defense2012
HOME Lifeskills WorkshopForeclosure and Landlord-Tenant Law2009
Avvo Free Florida Online Marketing TourOnline Marketing for Lawyers2009