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.
Licensed since 1997
Contingent (10-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
I endorse this lawyer's work. Dennis Chen is worthy of high praise for the professionalism and knowledge he offiers his clients. I recommend him as his former senior attorney and would encourage anyone needing an attorney to entrust your case with Dennis Chen.
Paul Morgan Social Security Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
I endorse this lawyer's work. Dennis Chen used to work for insurance company. He reguarly reviews the Florida Law Weekly to keep up with most recent case law. I have worked together on many cases with him. I would highly recommend Dennis Chen for his legal service.
Min So Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2007||05/02/2015|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Owner||ChenLaw||2001 - Present|
|Sr. Staff Attorney||Hartford Insurance Company||2000 - 2001|
|Attorney||ChenLaw, PA||1999 - 2000|
|Associate||Morgan & van Dingenen, PA||1997 - 1999|
|Claim Representative||State Farm Insurance||1992 - 1993|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ninth Judicial Circuit UPL Committee 9A||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Mensa||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Caribbean Bar Association - C. Fla.||Secretary||2005 - 2006|
|Bread of Life Fellowship||Director||2005 - 2008|
|New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Panel||Arbitrator||2003 - 2005|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1998 - 2009|
|American Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|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, Defendant||Judge ruled in defendant's favor|
|Vargas v The Salvation Army, 04-039281WJC||Won permanent disability benefits for my client.|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor - December 1996||1996|
|University of Florida||Mathematics||Bachelor of Science||1993|
|Strategic & Ethical Business Development for Lawyers||Social Media Marketing Panel||2012|
|Landlord/Tenant Training||Attorneys Fees in Eviction Defense||2012|
|HOME Lifeskills Workshop||Foreclosure and Landlord-Tenant Law||2009|
|Avvo Free Florida Online Marketing Tour||Online Marketing for Lawyers||2009|