APABA of South Florida


APABA was formed in 2003 over concerns about the lack of any organization in South Florida dedicated to the legal interests of the Asian Pacific American community.

Since its humble beginnings, APABA has grown steadily every year and now boasts an increasing membership of highly talented lawyers, jurists, and affiliated law students. Members range from solo practitioners, attorneys at large, multi-national law firms, government attorneys, law professors, and corporate in-house counsel.


Our 2013 - 2014 Officers and Directors


President-Elect: Jade Palomino

Vice President of Membership: Alen Hsu

Secretary: Karen Chuang Kline

Treasurer: Marcus Tan

Immediate Past President:
Stella Chu

Directors: Stella Chu, Jay Kim, Mimi McAndrews, Barnaby Min, Alice Sum

Mentoring Program Chairperson: Rena Kelley

Social Committee Chairperson: Lesley Lue Yen

Technology Chairperson: Sam Youn

Voluntary Bar Liaison: Jonathan Diocares

Past Presidents

2003-2005: Jay Kim

2005-2006: Bill Simonitsch

2006-2007: Alice Sum

2007-2008: Hung Nguyen

2008-2009: Bill Simonitsch

2009-2010: Barnaby Min

2010-2011: Jane Bolin

2011-2012: Stephanie Moot

2012-2013: Stella Chu