CHEN LEFTWICH LLP is a boutique law firm founded on the belief that effective advocacy is never formulaic; that complex issues may be explained simply; and that clients deserve clear answers whenever they seek counsel. We are not defensive when representing defendants; and we advance credible, rather than remarkable, claims when advising injured clients. Our litigators equal transactional lawyers in understanding a client’s business needs; and we know how deal terms impact downstream disputes when negotiating transactions.
Our founding partners, Li Chen and Steve Malin, practiced together for over a decade at a large international law firm, where they served in senior positions, and where prior to his departure Li was the Dallas Office IP Litigation Group Head. We see the practice of law as our calling, and we believe lawyers are most effective when they have work-life balance and are happy. Included under the Practice Areas tab are a few examples of matters handled by our lawyers. If you are like-minded, have the confidence to give clients meaningful advice—even when the advice may not be favorable, and are prepared to be pushed and challenged by your colleagues, then please click on the JOIN OUR TEAM tab.
- Chambers USA of Chambers & Partners
- Best Lawyers by Woodward White, Inc.
Litigation- Intellectual Property
- Benchmark Litigation
Local Litigation Star
- Super Lawyers of Thomson Reuters Service
- Lexis Nexis
AV-Preeminent for Complex Commercial Litigation, IP Litigation, Technology Transactions
- The Legal 500 by Legalease
Li Chen 2014:
Intellectual Property Litigation
- IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property - Texas
Recommended Firm 2016
Firm to Watch
Outstanding IP Litigator Award
Li Chen 2016)
- Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine
Li Chen 2014:
Best Lawyers in Dallas - Intellectual Property Law