“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

- Jimmy Dean

Andrew Chiang

About Me

I became an attorney because I wanted to understand our legal system better and ensure no one around me became a victim because they simply didn’t know the law or their options. I was born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, but Sarasota has been my home for about 10 years. After more than a decade practicing law with a mid-size litigation law firm, Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, and Florida Department of Children and Families, I decided it was time to open up my own practice specializing in Juvenile Law, Business Law, and Probate.

In my spare time, I enjoy tennis, the water, and everything related to the Gators.

Education

Juris Doctor (JD),
Stetson University College of Law

  • Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award (inaugural recipient)
  • Student Leader of the Year Award (inaugural recipient)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • American Bar Association Law Student Division Vice Chair, Gold Key Award
  • Federal Judicial Intern to The Honorable Thomas G. Wilson,
    U.S. Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida
  • In-House Counsel Intern for DANKA Office Imaging Company

Master of Business Administration (MBA),
Stetson University School of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Advertising,
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

  • Minor in Business Administration, Warrington College of Business
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2001)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Pictured with Bonnie B. Foreman, Stetson University Trustee and Stetson University College of Law Overseer

Andrew at Stetson

Practice Areas & Representative Experience


Juvenile Law

  • Represented children in dependency system with special needs (developmental disabilities, residential placement, human trafficking victims, etc.)
  • Represented parents and other family members in the dependency system
  • Served as a Senior Attorney, Supervising Attorney, and Managing Attorney for Florida Department of Children & Families in the Twelfth (12th) Judicial Circuit
  • Represented Florida Guardian ad Litem Program and child’s best interests in dispute over efficacy and payment for music therapy for a child with a rare congenital brain disorder and blindness

Business Law

  • Represented medical professional in negotiations and sale of practice
  • Represented homeowner in contract dispute with general contractor
  • Represented Fortune 1000 company in suit to recover industrial equipment due to breach of contract
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in replevin and delinquency actions
  • Represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in pre-trial hearings, evidentiary hearings, negotiations, depositions, and trials on third party collections matters

Probate

  • Drafted wills, living wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, pleadings, etc.
  • Advised clients regarding estate planning strategies and tactics
  • Represented personal representative during probate administration
  • Drafted contracts to assist in the execution of estate planning goals

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