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About Alfonso Chen

Alfonso Chen is a civil litigator in our Vancouver office who can provide services in both Mandarin and English. He has appeared before and won cases in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and numerous tribunals. He previously worked as part of the litigation group at a full-service law firm for over four years at its Burnaby and Port Coquitlam locations. He has a strong record of firmly advocating for clients ranging from large businesses to business executives to terminated employees, having represented clients in court, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Social Security Tribunal, the Civil Resolution Tribunal, and the Residential Tenancy Branch. He has also drafted workplace law contracts, advised clients on workplace law matters and recommended workplace policies.

Alfonso is adept at negotiating settlements favorable to his clients. Alfonso believes that clients deserve relentless protection of their legal interests within legal and ethical bounds and an aggressive approach to litigation. His experiences in litigation cover a wide range of laws, including, but not limited to:

  1. employment law,
  2. real property law (such as commercial tenancy, foreclosure, residential tenancy, strata law, constructive trusts and resulting trusts),
  3. corporate and partnership law,
  4. negligence,
  5. defamation,
  6. fraud,
  7. theft,
  8. intentional infliction of mental suffering,
  9. trespass,
  10. nuisance, and
  11. contract law.

Alfonso holds a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia, where he was awarded a major scholarship and where he focused his studies on litigation. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of Toronto, where he graduated with High Distinction. He contributes to the local community by volunteering as a trial supervising lawyer at LSLAP, as an alumnus volunteer at UBC, as a national advocacy committee member at the Arthritis Society and as a volunteer for several other organizations across British Columbia. He also gives lectures on legal topics to the public and to other members of the legal profession.

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