Alice K. Sum

About the Speaker

Alice Sum represents businesses and individuals in complex, commercial litigation disputes before state and federal courts, and in alternate dispute resolution forums. 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, 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, 2018-2022
  • The Florida Bar
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2018-2021
    • 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “I”, 2018-2021
    • Annual Convention Committee, 2015-2017
    • Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 2018-2021
  • 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
    • 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

  • 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


In the News



  • 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 – 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2015 – 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 – 2012, 2014
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2018
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2014 – 2018
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comers, 2008 – 2013
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 40 Under 40, 2010