About Mr. Chen

Andrew S. Chen
Is an attorney who leads through compassion and understanding. Experienced and thoughtful, he understands the financial difficulties that lead his clients to seek bankruptcy relief. His counsel and advice has helped clients from all walks of life find a fresh start. Andrew is detail oriented, but strives to make each interaction straightforward and easy to understand.

Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of Akron School of Law and his B.S. from North Carolina State University. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, The Eastern and Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Courts, and The United States Patent and Trademark Office. Andrew has experience in a variety of legal fields including, bankruptcy, traffic, and intellectual property. In his spare time, Andrew is a enjoys spending time with his family and swimming.

Employment History

Principal Attorney– CounselorChen, PC, (4/2014 – present)
  • Own and operate boutique law practice focusing on bankruptcy, consumer finance litigation, and mortgage restructuring, including:
  • Federal Bankruptcy Motions and 341 Meetings;
  • Bankruptcy Petition Preparation, Amendments, and Exemptions;
  • Creditor Engagement and Negotiations;
  • Formed multiple strategic partnerships resulting in enhanced revenue generation (2014 – present)
Principal Attorney– CounselorChen, PC, PLLC, (4/2011 – 4/2014)
  • Bankruptcy and debt resolution practice
  • Subject matter expert for bankruptcy and debt resolution matters.
  • Managed and headed operations for contract vendors and independent contractors.
  • Planned and developed strategies for long term bankruptcy case management.
  • Co-developed escalation plans for debt litigation matters with contract vendors.
  • Advised on and drafted revisions for operational language involving FTC regulations
  • Maintained and developed relationships with adversary groups and firms.
Contract Attorney – Metropolitan Law Center, PLC, (8/2011 – 3/2012)
  • Coordinated legal strategy development and trial tactic implementation for civil and criminal litigation.
  • Supported lead counsel on discovery production, document drafting, and witness management.
  • Assisted in reduction of client turnover events and amplified business development opportunities.
Contract Attorney – Murphy McGonigle, PC, (7/2011 – 8/2011)
  • Gathered and analyzed relevant documents for discovery production in auto finance litigation.
  • Collaborated with discovery team leads on satisfying production deadlines.

Bar Admissions

Virginia, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Eastern District of Virginia Bankruptcy
Court, Western
District of Virginia Bankruptcy Court

Education

University of Akron – Akron, OH JD, Juris Doctorate, 6/2010
Concentration: Intellectual Property
Relevant Courses: Business Structures, Commercial Paper, and Corporations
Legal Research Project: Authored an analysis paper on the common elements of the public domain for American intellectual property law
North Carolina State University– Raleigh, NC B.S., Biological Sciences, 2003

Community Engagement

Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference
  • Served as 12th Circuit Representative (2015–2016)
  • Volunteered at 2016 Rule of Law Day at the Capital
Capital One Justice Server Project – Pro Bono Attorney – (2013 – present)
  • Provided over 100 pro bono hours to Virginia’s impoverished and underprivileged citizens.
Central Virginia Legal Aid
  • Provided free legal advice to callers via Pro Bono Hotline (2011 – 2012)

Languages

Interpret from Mandarin Chinese to English and vice versa.

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