Stephen C. L. Chong

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Central Florida Real Estate Council
  • United States District Court-Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals-Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Education:

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio (J.D., 1982)
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (B.A., 1979)

Community Activities:

  • Lake Sherwood Presbyterian Church, Member: 1982 – Present, Elder: 1986 – Present; Sunday School Teacher, Trustee, Committee Chairperson
  • Christian Conciliation Service of Central Florida, Inc., Mediator; 1982 – 1992
  • Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Trustee: 2015 – Present
  • Presbytery of the South, Moderator: 1988 – 1989
  • Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Member: 1990 – Present, Director: 1990 – 1993, President: 1993 – 1994
  • Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children
  • Calvin Alumni Association, International Board Member: 1991 – 1994
  • City of Orlando Nominating Board, Member: 1993 – 1998, Chairman: 1996 – 1997
  • Orlando Science Center Cultural Diversity Committee, Member: 1993 – 2000
  • Naval Training Center Reuse Commission, Area Business Committee: 1994 – 1995
  • WMFE – TV/FM, Community Advisory Board: 1994 – 1995
  • Central Florida Family, Advisory Board: 1994 – 2000
  • Calvin College, Presidential Search Committee: 1994 – 1995, Board of Trustees: 1999 – 2009, Vice Chair: 2008 – 2009
  • Minority/Womens Business Enterprise Alliance, Inc., Founding Board of Trustees: 1994 – 2000
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistant: 1996 – 2009
  • Christian Legal Society of Central Florida, Director: 1998 – 1999, President: 1999 – 2000
  • Ocoee Little League, Coach: 2000, 2001
  • Windemere Little League, Coach: 2002
  • Orange County Public Library, Director Screening Committee: 2001
  • Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Inc., Director 2001 – 2003
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member: 2002 – 2004
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida, Board Member: 2003 – 2007
  • Orlando Citizen Corps Council, Member: 2003 – 2005
  • Central Florida Real Estate Council, Board Member 2008 – 2011, President 2010 – 2011
  • Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association, Board Member 2011 – 2013
  • Asian Real Estate Association of Central Florida, Legal Advisor: 2013 – Present
  • Presbytery of the South, Moderator: 1988 – 1989

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate & Business
  • Litigation
  • Probate & Guardianship
  • Real Estate & Land Development
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Publications:

Achievements:

  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law 1994 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • 1995 Community Service Award, Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • 1994 Vision Award, Downtown Orlando Partnership
  • Certified Kingdom Advisor, 2009 - Present
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2012 - Present

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