Vero Beach, FL 772-231-4440

Melbourne, FL 321-984-2700

Coral Gables, FL 305-443-5020

Lihua (Lily) Chen

Associate

Lihua (Lily) Chen focuses on complex civil litigation matters in the areas of commercial, real estate and trusts and estates litigation. Lily joined the Firm in 2021 after practicing for over nine years at major law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Lily received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University. Lily grew up in South Florida, attending Miami-Palmetto Senior High and receiving the Miami-Dade Silver Knight Honorable Mention Award in English and Literature in 2004. Lily is admitted to practice in Florida, Washington, D.C. and New York City. 

Lily is an active member of the Treasure Coast community. She participates in the local bar associations and enjoys volunteering with the St. Lucie County Regional History Center.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2020
  • New York, 2012
  • Washington, D.C., 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2020

Education

  • Duke University, B.A., 2008
  • Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, J.D., 2011

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers 
  • The Florida Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar

Awards and Honors

  • CALI Award in Lawmaking, Statutory and Regulatory Interpretation
  • Miami-Dade Silver Knight Honorable Mention, English and Literature

Community Involvement

  • St. Lucie Historical Society
  • St. Lucie County Regional History Center

Miscellaneous

  • Intern, Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Summer 2009
  • Intern, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Division, Spring 2010

Bridging a Tradition of Excellence

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1970

Education

  • The College of William & Mary, A.B., 1964
  • University of Florida, J.D., with Honors, 1969

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association, President, 1981
  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Editor of Law Notes, 1976-1980
  • The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization & Education
  • Florida Academy of Hospital Attorneys, President, 1978-1979
  • Florida Bar Certified Real Estate Lawyer
  • Indian River Real Property Council, Board of Directors

Awards and Honors

  • Pinnacle Award, 2013
  • Member of Order of the Coif
  • VNA & Hospice Foundation’s Chairman’s Award, 2016

Community Involvement

  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Environmental Learning Center, Board of Trustees
  • Indian River Real Property Council, Board of Directors

Miscellaneous

  • Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1968-1969
  • Law Clerk, US District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1970
  • Counsel to Indian River Medical Center
  • Counsel to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc.
  • First Lieutenant, United States Army, 1965-1967