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U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of Florida

University of Florida
Levin College of Law, J.D.

Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editorial Board

Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board

Order of the Barristers

University of Florida, B.A.
With Honors


Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2017 - Present

Florida Super Lawyers, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, 2015 - Present

Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 - 2012, 2014

Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2018 - present

South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2014 - Present

South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comers, 2008 – 2013

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 40 Under 40, 2010

Asian-Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, President's Award, 2019

Alice Sum
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Alice K. Sum


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Alice Sum represents businesses and individuals in complex, commercial litigation disputes before state and federal courts. She litigates aggressively in the best interests of her clients. With her thorough and decisive style, persuasive arguments and negotiation savvy, Alice achieves favorable legal and business outcomes.

Practice Focus

Alice assists clients with a wide range of matters, including disputes concerning breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, securities, corporate governance, business torts and fraud, partnership and joint venture agreements, franchise and license agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. Alice has significant experience litigating multi-party cases and handling director and officer liability, errors and omissions, shareholder derivative claims, and class actions. A portion of Alice's practice involves the defense and prosecution of intellectual property matters. She is experienced with copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, false advertising and domain name disputes. Alice also handles real estate and financial services litigation, including commercial and residential lease disputes and foreclosures as well as unfair and deceptive trade practices, consumer fraud, and consumer protection issues.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Seventeenth Circuit
    • Member, 2018-Present
  • The Florida Bar
      • Board of Governors (Eleventh Circuit, Seat 7), 2020-Present
      • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2018-2020
      • Vice-Chair, 2019-2020
      • 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "I", 2018-2020
      • Annual Convention Committee, 2015-2017
      • Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, Fellow, 2014-2015
    • Dade County Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 2018-Present
    • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida
      • Founding Member
      • Past President
      • Past Member of Board of Directors
    • Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
      • Leadership Committee, Co-Chair, 2019-2020
      • State and Federal Court Judicial Liaison Co-Chair, 2018 - 2019
      • Corporate Counsel Liaison Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2018
    • The Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
      • Southeast Regional Conference Chair, 2007

    Speaking Engagements

    • Moderator, "Asian Americans in Public Service," National Association of Asian American Professionals Miami Chapter's Leadership on the Horizon Conference, November 2, 2019
    • Speaker, "Heading to Trial," Pincus Professional Education, 8th Annual Circuit Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (Ft. Lauderdale), June 6, 2019
    • Panelist, "Navigating the Business Divorce," American Inns of Court (Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter) Bench & Bar Conference, March 1, 2019
    • Panelist, "Diversity and Inclusion with the Legends," American Inns of Court (Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter) Bench & Bar Conference, March 1, 2019
    • Panelist, "Preparing the Star Witness & C-Suite Executives for Litigation," American Inns of Court (Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter) Superstars in Trial - Mock Trial, September 28, 2018
    • Panelist, "South Florida Real Estate Development-Asian American Impact" and "Asian Americans in the Political Arena", National Association of Asian American Professionals Miami Chapter's Leadership on the Horizon Conference, June 23, 2018
    • Panelist, “Legal Symposium for Startups and Entrepreneurs,” Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida presentation at The LAB Miami, June 16, 2015
    • Panelist, "Social Media and Privacy: The Struggle for Balance for Clients and Lawyers," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 2015 Southeast Regional Conference, June 12, 2015
    • Panelist, "The Path to Success: A Conversation for Young Lawyers," Dade County Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference, February 20, 2015
    • Panelist, "Getting and Effectively Trying the Foreclosure Case," Dade County Bar Association, September 20, 2013


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