Frank W. Chen


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Frank W. Chen

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law,1988, Juris Doctor.
            UCLA Moot Court Honors Program, 1986-1987.
      UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal, Member, 1986-1988.

Stanford University, 1985, A.B. Economics.
        Senator, Associated Students of Stanford University.
        Founding Chapter Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
        Omicron Delta Epsilon.

        Member, Undergraduate Housing Advisory Committee.

Professional Experience:
Law Offices of Frank W. Chen. Founder, 2010-2018.
Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten, LLP.  Partner, 2003-2010.
Ku, Fong, Larsen & Chen, LLP.  Partner, 1994-2003.
Voss, Cook & Thel.  Associate, 1993-1994.
Ku & Fong.  Associate, 1990-1993.
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack. Associate, 1988-1990.

Bar Admissions:
California, 1988.
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1989.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1990.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 1995.

Honors and Awards:
California Lawyer Magazine Attorney of the Year (CLAY), 2003.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center Pro Bono Service Award, 2003.
Southern California Super Lawyer, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

National Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Pasadena Magazine Top Attorneys, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association's Judge Delbert E. Wong 
Distinguished Service Award, 2006.
Community Leader Award, 49th Assembly District Asian Pacific Islander American
 Heritage Month, 2006.
Los Angeles New Horizons Lions Club Citizen of the Year, 2007.

Volunteer Activities:
Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2005-2018.
Member of Session, San Marino Community Church.
Head Coach, AYSO Soccer, Region 40.

Professional Associations:
Los Angeles County Bar Association, At-Large Trustee, 2001-2003.
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, Board Member, 2001-
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, President, 2000-2001.
Taiwanese American Lawyers Association, President, 2004-2005.

San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, Member, 2003-2018.
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Member, 2003-2010.
San Marino City Club, President, 2016, 1st Vice President, 2015, Member, 2004-present.
Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, President, 2013-2014, Board Member, 2007-
Stanford Professionals In Real Estate (SPIRE), Member, 2009-2013.
Foothills Lincoln Club, Member, 2009-2015.

Other Languages:
 Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.