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Michael H Chen

Car accident Attorney at Whittier, CA

5.0   47 reviews

also known as Chen Law Group, A.P.C.

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    80%
    Most of our personal injury practice involves representing clients injured in car accidents. We offer "no recovery, no fee" services and free consultations for our clients.

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Personal injury is an area of law that seeks to compensate a victim for their injuries. It encompasses cases arising out of auto/truck/motorcycle/bike accidents, pedestrian collisions, wrongful deaths, dog bites, slip and falls, and other causes.

PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY. NO RECOVERY, NO FEES! FREE CONSULTATIONS! CALL 855-299-6173.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Michael received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in 2002.  He earned his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009.  While in law school, Michael was a Notes Editor and Staff Associate of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review.  He also earned the top grade in his Legal Writing I class and was placed on the Honor Roll and the National Dean's List.  For experience, Michael interned for the Office of the Attorney General and clerked for the San Diego Superior Court, East County, for the Honorable Laura W. Halgren. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central Distrt of California.  He has been practicing law since 2011.  

 

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Michael enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 2003, and attended basic training in Ft. Benning, Georgia.  In 2004, Michael mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom under the command of the XVIII Airborne Corps out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.  As a Sergeant, he deployed to Balad, Iraq and Baghdad, Iraq in 2005.  In 2006, he attended the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Ft. Lewis, Washington, where he was the Distinguished Leadership Graduate of his class.  

 

He commissioned into the Judge Advocate General's Corp in 2013, and graduated from The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School in 2014.  He currently continues to serve as a Major in the United States Army Reserve. 

 

PERSONAL LIFE

Michael is conversational in Mandarin Chinese.  In his spare time, Michael likes to work out, travel, and play the guitar.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015
Top Contributor
2016 2015

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by J.C. | July 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch, professional, and diligent.
You'll be hard pressed to find a more competent and professional representative for your case. From start to finish, Michael and his colleagues will keep you updated on all progress. They will make sure that you understand the complete nature of your case, and all of the possible outcomes. Michael was very good at keeping me involved in the process. I never once had the feeling that I was unsure of where I stood. Sometime lawyers blow smoke, these guys didn't, and won't. I received a settlement that was beyond our initial expectations because Michael listened to all of my concerns, and my ideas. My case was a little longer than most, but Michael never made it seem like he was in a rush to just "wrap it up." Even after I relocated out of state, Michael made sure that my case was a priority. I recommend Michael with my highest regards. Thank you again Michael Chen!!
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Posted by R.L | March 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael is a life saver!
Michael is very professional and helpful.He helped me with with my car accident case. Strongly recommend him! He will take good care of you :) Thank you, Michael!!
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
My experience with Michael Chen was exceptional, and I am beyond grateful for the assistance they provided me after my car accident. From the moment I contacted Chen Law Group, I knew I was in good hands. Their team was prompt in responding to my inquiry and scheduling an initial consultation. During our meeting, Michael listened attentively to my concerns and questions, demonstrating his expertise in the legal field. What impressed me the most about Chen Law Group was their dedication to my case. They not only helped me navigate the complex legal process, but they also went above and beyond to ensure I received the necessary physical treatment for my injuries. They connected me with trusted medical professionals and provided guidance on how to document and track my treatment progress. Additionally, Chen Law Group's team was persistent in proving that I was not at fault for the accident, even though the other party involved was trying to shift the blame onto me. Their expertise and attention to detail enabled them to gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case on my behalf. Overall, I cannot recommend Chen Law Group enough. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to their clients make them stand out from the rest. Thanks to their assistance, I was able to receive the physical treatment I needed, prove my innocence in the accident, and receive the compensation I deserved.
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Response from Michael Chen February 27, 2023
Thank you so much for your extensive review!
Posted by Don | February 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Responsive, and Trustworthy
Mr. Chen explained my situation clearly. Once engaged he handled all aspects of my case efficiently, proactively explained each step, and always responded quickly to questions and concerns.
Response from Michael Chen February 16, 2023
Thank you for your thorough review Mr. B!
Posted by Peggy | November 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you to Chen Law Group
Very professional patient and answers any and all of your questions.Micheal and his staff were a great help yo my case
Response from Michael Chen February 16, 2023
It was a pleasure working with you Peggy!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Thank you Michael and your team! They explain everything in detail and made the process a better learning experience.
Response from Michael Chen September 17, 2022
Thank you for the review and feedback!
Posted by Michael | May 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional, highly recommend!
Michael and his team helped me out through my case from start to finish. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and he was able to help me out. A car hit me and I had no footage of the car collision so it came down to a he said she said story and even then, he was still be able to reimburse what I had lost during my accident + more. I highly recommend Michael if you have been in an auto accident.
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Response from Michael Chen May 4, 2022
Thank you for your review Michael. It was really great working with you!
Posted by Na | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional
Michael provided good service and was very patient in answering questions. He could speak Both Chinese and English, which helped me understand my case more clearly.
Response from Michael Chen January 19, 2022
Thank you for working with us!
Posted by Amanda | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I had pretty much given up on my under insured claim. I had never been in a car accident before and just started treating for my injuries and then realized my pain was not going away and I probably needed an attorney. Because it was an under insured claim every time I called law offices they screened me for 60 seconds and said nope we are not interested. I was so frustrated trying to handle my case on my own and finally realized I could not go to arbitration and represent myself and win so I reached out to family and friends asking if anyone could help me get at least legal advice & my friend connected me with Michael. He actually listened to my case and was very straight forward about what he needed to know and the whole process & things that hurt my case, or helped my case. After taking time to review my case he decided to take it on. I'm very grateful he did because he made sure to prep me for the deposition and arbitration and even though I was nervous I felt prepared going into both. I ended up being awarded about 10 times the amount the insurance had offered me and was very happy with the results. I can't thank Michael & his co counsel enough for helping me with my case. I would recommend anyone in an accident to call their office & see if they should get an attorney and if they can help.
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Response from Michael Chen January 12, 2022
Thank you for such a kind and in depth review Amanda!
Posted by diego | November 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing first time experience
Had such a great experience with Michael throughout this case. As someone who has never been in an accident, everything seemed overwhelming and stressful however, Michael was very informative and helpful with the situation and I felt confident having him as an attorney. Everything was handled smoothly and resolved quickly! I know if i’m ever in another accident, Michael will be my first choice for an attorney.
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Response from Michael Chen November 9, 2021
I am happy to be of assistance Diego, and thank you for such a considerate review!
Posted by Derek | November 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overall great service
This is more of a character review regarding Attorney Michael Chen. Mr. Chen assisted my fiancé with her claim against someone who rear-ended her while at a stop light. Let me tell you that Mr. Chen took care of absolutely everything. He had my fiancé in for X-rays and therapy within days. He navigated her through the entire process with the professionalism you would hope any attorney would have. Mr. Chen kept my fiancé informed on the case every step of the way. From the beginning to the end, she understood what was happening and why it was happening. This is truly Amazon service. On a more personal note, Mr. Chen heard of our engagement and went out of his way to get us a little something. You don’t learn this level of humanity in law school. I took that gesture as something that truly came from the heart. I recommend Mr. Chen to all my friends and co-workers in the event they need a compassionate, attentive and above all else, professional personal injury attorney. His positive reviews and 5-Star rating is 100% deserved. Thank you for taking care of my fiancé in her time of need. You’ll be our personal injury attorney for life now.
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Response from Michael Chen November 8, 2021
Derek thank you for such a kind review! I am truly honored to be of assistance to you and Norma!
Posted by Daniel | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive wonderful service
Michael was outstanding in so many ways. He handled our case with a lot of attention and care. It was important to us that we have actually good rehabilitation, and he had a good selection of physical therapists available. Communication was easy, and the entire experience from start to finish was smoother than I could have imagined. Thank you for your amazing service!
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Posted by Oswaldo | August 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Oswaldo
Very good service all the process in my case was very clear and great results for my family and myself. Fully recommended
Posted by Angelica | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Chen law group really cared about me and made sure I was always updated and ready and prepared before court. Walked me through everything and I felt very comfortable depending on him and asking anything regarding the case. He was very nice and great at communicating with me. He is very honest and trustworthy, I was very happy with him overall and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Hector | May 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Accident Attorney!!!
I've dealt with Many lawyers but never for any car accident attorney never had an accident after 20 plus years of driving, I'm glad I was referred to Michael Chen law and Firm. They made sure I was compensated the right amount and my injuries were taken care as soon as possible. My Therapy began in the same week I've visited. Will refer all my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied
He is a very good attorney, Mr.Michael and his worker are stored me knowledgeable approximately my case. Every time, i referred to as to ask questions, he will solution my questions, and he also manual me through my case. Mr. Michael and his employees are very knowledgeable, pleasant, and great on their paintings. My case been denial from different legal professional cause they stated their coverage not suitable to fight for, however Mr. Michael take my case.
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Posted by Fabian | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chen Law Group fought the insurance company for me
Attorney Michael Chen and his staff were spectacular. I was referred over to him for a car accident in which the other party's insurance determined me to be at fault. Ultimately, he was able to reverse the liability decision and get me money compensation. Thank you Chen Law Group!
Posted by Jena | October 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I had the opportunity to have Chen Law Group represent me after getting into my first car accident earlier this year. What I thought was going to be a very stressful situation, went very smoothly thanks to Attorney Michael! He made sure that my medical needs were met by connecting me with a great chiropractor and pain specialist. When it came time for my settlement, Michael went above and beyond my expectations. He was able to negotiate the most fair amount for my case. Michael had great communication and always updated me in a timely manner. I received exceptional service with my case, always with professionalism and empathy. I highly recommend Chen Law Group. Michael will make sure you get the care you need and deserve.
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Response from Michael Chen October 2, 2020
Thank you Jena! It was a pleasure assisting you.
Posted by Philip | May 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend the Chen Law Group
Michael was prompt with any followups and questions regarding my case. I was sandwiched in my accident by an uninsured motorist and Mr Chen was able to get me adequate medical care as I was coping with the pain with my back and neck. Through these tough times of COVID-19 this really helped me and my Family with the settlement provided. His attention, communication, and follow through was excellent. This law office helped guide me through everything I needed to do. I am really satisfied with the end results. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Bryanna | April 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Michael Chen made the whole process after my car accident so easy and stress free. He continously calling me and updating me on things concerning my case and was so friendly! Kept my best interest in mind and always made sure I was doing okay. Connected me with great doctors and physical therapist. Took care of my case in a good timely manner and very professional. Highly recommended!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Owner
  • Chen Law Group, A.P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Major, Judge Advocate
  • United States Army Reserves
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney, Partner
  • The Law Offices of Chen & Tran
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Attorney, Owner
  • Law Office of Michael H. Chen
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Clerk
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • California Attorney General's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • U.S. Army The Judge Advocate General Legal Center and School
  • Army Officer Commission
  • 2014
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Davis v. Dixon
  • $215,000
  • Wang v. Lancioni
  • $100,000
  • Villa v. Ott
  • $300,000
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Accidents & Injuries
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2022
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Whittier
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award for Personal Injury
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Honor Graduate
  • United States Army NCO Acadamy
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach, Germany
  • Consumer Law: A Brief Introduction to The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act and Bankruptcy
  • 2018
  • USAG Baumholder, Germany Legal Center Publication
  • Consumer Law: A Brief Introduction to The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act and Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • Juvenile Unlawful Enemy Combatants: A Dilemma Facing the Military Commissions Act of 2006
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • 79th TSC Training
  • Improper Senior-Subordinate Relationships and Fraternization
  • 2021
  • Soldier Readiness for the 393rd MP Battalion
  • Code of the United States Fighting Force / Code of Conduct
  • 2018
  • Katterbach Kaserne, Ansbach, Germany
  • What To Do Post-Auto Accident
  • 2018
  • Yellow Ribbon Event
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (42)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Chen is an excellent lawyer. He is a dedicated advocate who is compassionate, hardworking, and fierce. He fights for his clients and always has their best interest in mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chen is an insightful contributor here at Avvo and his numerous endorsements indicate the high regard in which he is held by his peers. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable in his field and a great resource to his colleagues."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Animal and dog bites Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very much an asset to the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Chen are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for in hiring an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great member of the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chen's military service, language skills, and legal acumen mark him as a uniquely qualified advocate. His insight and analysis are outstanding; and his client's reap the reward. I endorse this lawyer. WM"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. His responses to questions is insightful and helpful. He clearly works hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chen provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He demonstrates good, common sense knowledge of the practice area and clear thinking in his responses to questions posed on Avvo."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael H. Chen, Michael is highly respected in the community. He knows how to treat his clients with respect and having an open line of communication is very important to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chen is well versed and experienced in personal injury law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gets his clients results and answers questions in a way that is helpful to those seeking legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Chen. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Dedicated and committed to clients."
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Whittier Car accident Lawyer Michael H Chen
Michael H Chen
Car accident Attorney
Whittier, CA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available