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Andy I Chen

Family Attorney at Los Altos, CA

4.6   10 reviews

About Andy

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Hi everyone.


I'm a solo practice lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of my cases seem to be in the family law, immigration, wills and trusts, and identity theft areas. However, I maintain a general practice as well and have dealt with the gamut from personal injury to licensing to debt collection and defense. One of the reasons I went to law school was to be able to help people. In my experience, some people will have really complex problems that require a specialist of some kind. However, most people's problems are going to be pretty simple and general.


I can't help everyone, but I can do my best to help as many people as I can. If that's you, I'd love to hear from you.



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Licensed for 13 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2012
Updated 07/18/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/07/2022

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

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The Law Office of Andy I. Chen
2310 Homestead Road
Suite C1 #429
Los Altos, CA, 94024-7302


4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Problem Solver
I have contacted and consulted Andy Chen for a couple of times regarding divorce settlement issue bothering one of my family members. Andy is very professional and knowledgeable. He was also very honest about how and what he could help with the case. Though we didn’t eventually have him as our attorney, his consultation has a very positive impact on the way to proceeding the divorce case. I really appreciated and I highly recommend Andy to anyone who needs consultation to hire an attorney. You may watch his videos, call him, and consult him. He will provide you with sincere and honest advice for appropriate actions.
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Posted by Lorraine Bruyelle | August 31, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child Support question
I found Andy to be EXTREMLY helpful and actually answered the phone and spoke with me for 30 minutes for free! His easy demeaner and wealth of knowledge helped me to decide which way to go with my case. I only wish I lived closer so I could retain him as my primary attorney! He's 8 hours away..:(
Posted by Daniel | January 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super helpful, responsive and friendly
Andy was incredibly responsive, helpful and thorough when I came to him after finding him with a Google search that turned up a blog post he had written about the very issue I was having with a private-party vehicle sale. He helped me consider all the angles of my problem and gave me several ways to address the issue, while helping me think through the ramifications of each one. All of this at a very fair price and peace of mind within a few hours. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Daniel | November 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Thorough
A few months back, my wife and I had cause to seek out legal advice on a tenant concern, and we intended to get a lawyer on retainer. A friend of my family who knows Andy through family law referred us to Andy Chen. We gave a detailed breakdown of several points we were concerned about within our situation. Andy gave detailed advice on what actions we should take to adequately document our situation, to improve the strength of our argument in the event that we should go to court. At the time of the consultation, Andy suggested that we not retain him. We followed Andy’s advice. Our situation didn’t end up needing any court time, as Andy had predicted. Our impression is that Andy Chen is a good, knowledgeable, and most importantly honest attorney. I would recommend him and his organization to anyone seeking any representation or legal help within the scopes of his specialties (I believe those are listed both here and on his web site). Daniel of San Jose.
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Posted by Nicole | October 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome, Down to Earth, Intelligent, Fair, Dependable, and Straight up lawyer and person.
Mr Chen literally had days to meet me, review my case, put it together, and show up by myside. He always made me feel comfortable. He made sure I fully understood everything. He was very fair with charging me for his hard and diligent work. I've already referred him to people. He's definitely your guy. Thanks again Andy.
Posted by Kevin | March 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Lawyer
Andy handled my divorce case and another case related to the divorce. It was a long drawn out two years and Andy was there every step of the way. Literally over 20 court appearances. He returns calls promptly and answers emails. This is rare, believe me, when busy dealing with clients. I have used other attorneys in the past who were extremely hard to get ahold of. This alone would be admirable of Andy. But my best compliment would be he really seemed to care about the case. Most lawyers see you as just another client to bill . Andy genuinely cares. He is a hard worker, prompt on court day and knowledgeable. His fees are extremely reasonable for service provided. One of a very few lawyers I would recommend.
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Posted by Bonnie Fong | October 6, 2014
Andy Chen is an excellent attorney.
I have worked on several cases with Andy Chen. He is a very competent and uses due diligence in all his cases. If you are looking for an attorney in San Jose, Modesto or the surrounding area focusing on Family Law, you should call Mr. Chen.
Posted by Daisy | August 6, 2012
Tenant problem
Andy successfully solved a difficult tenant problem for me. He also kept me informed of progress during the case. He always responded to my phone calls and answered my questions.
Posted by wilson | July 19, 2012
good lawyer
After months of searching for a reputable attorney in the area,a close friend recommend Andy to me.Ever since Andy handled my case,there have been less headache for me and his guidance has been crucial to solving a dispute!He always returned my phone-calls and Emails in a thorough and timely manner while maintaining high level of professionism.I really do not know how to thank him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Does not respond to Rocket Layer questions
Did not respond for 7 days to important question. Just responded first questions. I would not work with this person at all. Not helpful, provides general answer you can get from google.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Clerk/Extern
  • United States Bankrkuptcy Court
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2008 - 2009


  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin


  • Pro Bono Award
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2009


Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Andy as a person with great recognition and deep knowledge of the law. He is an eager and self motivated professional who puts his clients first."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Has great knowledge of the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Easy attorney to work with in terms of resolving matters effectively and efficiently."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Friend
"Andy is a detailed-oriented attorney who truly cares about his clients. He asks the right questions, seeks out the truth, and goes above and beyond to serve his clients. His network is vast and he uses the knowledge to help his clients effectively. I wish I had more attorneys like him locally, but he's no more than a phone call or email away. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Andy is an incredibly thorough lawyer who does a great job communicating with his clients. He's responsible, meticulous, and extremely personable to work with. I would recommend ( and have recommended) him in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a good lawyer in California."
Business Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had a chance to become acquainted with Andy. From interacting with him I have learned that he is a creative and intelligent attorney who looks to solve client's problems in an aggressive yet cost-effective fashion."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy Chen demonstrates excellent knowledge and command over a broad range of legal matters. His responses on Avvo are excellent and accurate. He is an asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Chen is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
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Employment and labor
Divorce and separation
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