Alfonso practices civil litigation, commercial litigation and criminal defense. He represents clients in the Supreme Court, Provincial Court, and administrative tribunals such as the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) and the Social Security Tribunal (SST), handling matters involving breaches of contract, commercial and residential tenancy disputes, real estate disputes, strata issues, negligence, defamation and shareholder/partnership disputes, among others. He also represents clients charged with crimes, such as fraud, theft, and assault. He is keen on persistently pursuing legal remedies available to his clients and aggressively exposing discrepancies with the other parties’ cases.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Alfonso completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, graduating with high distinction from the finance and economics program and the management program. He completed his law degree at the University of British Columbia, where he was awarded the Lawson Lundell LLP Entrance Scholarship and focused his studies on litigation. He joined Henderson & Lee in April of 2018 and completed a temporary articling term in litigation during the summer of 2017. Alfonso speaks English and Mandarin fluently and holds a DELF B1 certification in French.
During his free time, Alfonso maintains his professional social media (IG: alfonsochenlaw) and volunteers with several organizations. He presently volunteers for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program as a trial supervising lawyer, the Arthritis Society as a committee member of its National Advocacy Committee, the University of British Columbia as an admissions essay reader, the Museum of Surrey as an Ambassador, and the Oak Avenue Neighborhood Hub Society as a committee member of its Small Grants Committee.