Bilingual Mediator and Senior Paralegal
Yau is a senior paralegal with over 8 years of experience in family law. She is a vital part of the legal team, working closely with attorneys and clients in dissolution and mediation matters. Yau manages complex family law cases with sensitivity to each client’s needs. In November 2019, Yau completed a 40-hour training and received her certificate in Basic Mediation and Conflict Resolution from The Center for Understanding in Conflict. She is excited to help clients work cooperatively towards a mutually satisfying resolution.
Yau has extensive experience in all aspects of family law. Prior to joining Laughlin Legal, PC, Yau served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Monica F. Wiley, Judge Lillian K. Sing (retired) and Judge Ronald E. Alberts of the San Francisco Unified Family Court.
From 2015 to 2016, Yau worked as a court paralegal at the ACCESS Self-Help Center for the San Francisco Superior Court. During this time, she worked on a wide array of cases and became highly skilled in the preparation of family law forms, financial disclosures, and legal pleadings.
Yau received her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego.
Outside the office, Yau enjoys racing in half-ironman triathlons, road and trail running. Yau is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.