Profile

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2014 – 2015 Assigned Judge, San Francisco Superior Court, Civil and Criminal
  • 1998 – 2014 Judge, San Francisco Superior Court
  • 1991 – 1997 Judge, San Francisco Municipal Court
  • 1983 – 1991 Assistant District Attorney – criminal and family support enforcement
  • 1975 – 1980 Counselor, San Francisco Community College
  • 1974 – 1975 Counselor, San Francisco Unified School District
  • 1973 – 1974 Counselor, Canada Community College

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • J.D. 1983 – University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • M.A. Counseling Education 1973 – Stanford University
  • B.A. Psychology 1972 – University of San Francisco
  • Life credential 1973 – California Community College Instruction
  • Life credential 1973 – California Community College Counseling
  • Elementary Teaching Credential 1972 – California Student Pupil Service

JUDICIAL TEACHING & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Judicial College – California Judges Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco – California Judges Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association – National Drug Court Association
  • Asian American Bar Association – Hastings College of the Law

HONORS

  • California Super Lawyer, Professional Liability
  • California Lawyer, Listed Among Prominent Legal Malpractice Attorneys
  • Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice, California State Bar

OTHER LANGUAGES

Speak, read and write Cantonese, Mandarin fluently.

Representative Cases

Personal Injury

  • Settled a case alleging negligent maintenance of property due to a fall by the plaintiff resulting in injury and subsequent surgery.

Probate/Trusts/Wills

  • Settled a case where all parties involved did not fully understand the value of the estate at hand. Was able to get all parties to talk to each other and gain their trust. This resulted in a lower settlement that originally pursued considering the facts were not fully understood by all.