Hui Yang

Pending Admission In WA and NY



J.D. University of Arizona (2021)
University of Washington, Philosophy and Intl. Studies (2017)

Bar Admissions

State Admissions
• New York

Bar Admissions

• The US District Court for the State of Washington

Hui Yang

Pending Admission to WA and NY

Hui Yang was born and raised in China. She obtained her BA from the University of Washington, where she double majored in Philosophy and International Studies, and minored in Middle East Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After working for several Seattle-based nonprofits, she moved to Tucson to pursue her JD at the University of Arizona. During her JD program, she concentrated in Immigration Law and Policy, Family and Juvenile Law, and Transactional Business Law, earning specialized certificates in each of these areas. Additionally, she completed a Diplomado in Mexican Public Law and Policy through a joint program with the University of Arizona and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), conducted in Spanish. This program allowed her to deepen her understanding of international law within a global context. She was also selected as the Family and Juvenile Law Fellow during her final year. 

Hui is fluent in Mandarin and English and has a working proficiency in Spanish among other languages.

Hui is currently awaiting admission as an attorney to Washington.

Honors and Awards

CALI Award in Comparative Commercial Law
Highest Grade Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Best Appellate Brief AwardBest Oralist Award in Appellate Arguments
Joseph M. Livermore Service Award for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Professional Licenses

Washington State Managing Real Estate Broker

Notable Cases

1501 1st Ave. N v. Branfman, Cai, et al.

Complex EB-5 and Dissenter’s Rights Litigation and Trial.

Jeff represented 23 minority shareholders from China and Japan in an 8-day trial against American Life, Inc., the nation’s largest EB-5 developer. This was a trial of first impression in Washington. In conjunction with co-counsel, Jeff took the case to verdict, winning over $21 million for his clients.

Leek v. Wang, McDuffie, et al.

Complex Corporate Litigation and Trial

Jeff represented one of the Defendants, a renowned cybersecurity expert and owner of a multinational cybersecurity company. Plaintiff claimed Breach of Contract, Breach of Partnership, Breach of Duty as Partners, Contract Implied in Law, Contract Implied in Fact, Willful Refusal to Pay Wages, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentionally Misrepresentation, and a host of other claims. After a 4-day trial, the court dismissed all claims against Jeff’s client.

In. Re. Estate of Pinto

Complex Probate Litigation and Trial

A week-long trial where Jeff successfully represented one of the estate beneficiaries, securing a near $1 million total verdict for his client and the return of an invaluable family heirloom.

Vo v. Huynh

Complex Family and Business Litigation and Trial

A highly contentious divorce where Jeff represented the wife. The husband owned and operated a multi-million dollar telecommunication business, and throughout litigation, concealed and wasted vast amounts of community assets. Jeff moved the court to appoint a Receiver, who wound up the business. Jeff secured approximately $400,000 in sanctions against the husband prior to trial. The trial court awarded Jeff’s client all the assets and businesses concealed by the opposing party, in addition to attorney fees.

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