Kelly Y. Chen graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She has experience in labor and employment law and has worked tirelessly to empower traditionally underrepresented individuals in California. Ms. Chen opened her law practice immediately after graduating from law school in 2007 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 employment law and is fluent in Mandarin-Chinese and conversational Taiwanese.
Ms. Chen is a graduate of the original Trial Lawyers College (TLC) where trial lawyers are taught to be authentic in representing the rights of the people. In her own words: “I see you. Your pain is real. You matter to me. You have a human story.”
While in law school, Ms. Chen was a member of the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic. She received numerous awards and honors as a law student, including the California Employment Lawyers Association Diversity Scholarship, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Prior to law school, Ms. Chen obtained her M.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine with honors.
She was recognized as one of the Super Lawyers' Southern California Rising Stars from 2012-2018 and has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2019-2022.