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About Me

Kelly Y. Chen is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law.  She has extensive experience in labor and employment law and has worked tirelessly to empower traditionally underrepresented individuals in the Southern and Northern California communities.  Ms. Chen opened her own law practice immediately after graduating from law school with the hopes of fighting for the rights of employees, particularly low-wage and immigrant workers, as well as those in the LGBT population.  She is highly knowledgeable in various issues in the workplace, including but not limited to wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and wage and hour compliance, and is fluent in Mandarin-Chinese and Taiwanese.


While in law school, Ms. Chen was a member of Hastings’ Civil Justice Clinic.  She received numerous awards and honors as a law student, including the California Employment Lawyers Association’s Diversity Scholarship, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.  Prior to law school, Ms. Chen obtained her B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine with honors, as well as a M.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


She was recognized as one of Super Lawyers’ Southern California Rising Stars in 2012 and 2013.


Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Russian

Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Stanley C Shen

    Attorney Kelly Chen is a gifted litigator who specializes in representing plaintiffs in employment cases. A highly skilled attorney who will not relent to big law or big corporations. Lawyers respect Ms. Chen for her professionalism and zealous advocacy.


    Stanley Shen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sally S Chan

    Attorney Kelly Chen is a very diligent, strategic, passionate, and smart employment litigator. She is an attorney that does not proceed unless she makes sure that every law or evidence is explored to ensure that she can get the most for her clients. I am very impressed with her work and professional ethics.


    Sally Chan Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Kelly Y. Chen

1811 S. Del Mar Ave, Suite 212
San Gabriel, CA, 91776



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Rising Stars - Employment & Labor LawSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Southern California Rising Stars - Employment & Labor LawSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers AllianceMember2009 - Present
Legal Eagles for Truth, Justice and the American WayMember2008 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLN/AlawN/A
Univ of California IrvineN/AundergraduateN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
California Employment Lawyers Association 2012 Annual ConferencePractice Tips for New Lawyers2012
California Employment Lawyers Association 2009 Annual ConferenceSurviving and Thriving in Solo Practice2009