Our Team

"We base our firm on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance."

Elizabeth Yang

Founder

Elizabeth Yang (楊安立) has been practicing law since 2007 and specializes in Intellectual Property Law, including Patent, Copyright and Trademark Prosecution and Litigation; Business Law, including corporate entity formation, contract drafting, contract disputes, litigation; Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and asset division; and Traffic Citations. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


Elizabeth was admitted to the United States Patent & Trademark office in 2007. At the age of 19, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in two and a half years. Her IP practice is primarily focused on Intellectual Property litigation at the Federal District and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Elizabeth's practice also includes complex business litigation, patent prosecution and trademark prosecution. 


In 2011, Elizabeth founded Yang & Wang, P.C., a boutique law firm that ultimately gave life to the Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang.  Prior to starting her own practice, Elizabeth gained extensive experience at various international intellectual property law firms where her practice primarily focused on a variety of technologies, including electronics, hardware, software, variable data printers, fingerprinting sensors, data packet processing, network security systems, microprocessors, and automated telephonic systems along with IP Litigation. She is also experienced in drafting patent validity opinion letters, requests for reexamination, intellectual property licensing agreements and trademark consent agreements.


Elizabeth further has extensive experience dealing with family law issues involving child custody, child support, alimony, asset division, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.  Being a mother of two young children , she understands and can relate to clients who are also undergoing emotional divorces. She has represented family law clients both efficiently and compassionately at various stages of litigation and trial.  Elizabeth earned her mediation certification in 2015 from the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and has assisted many combative litigants in resolving their issues through mediation and alternate dispute resolution.


Prior to practicing law, Elizabeth worked for Raytheon Company as an electrical engineer designing radar systems for the B2 Bomber. She has also interned at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, working as a team member on the main control unit of the Mars Exploration Rover.


In 2016-2018, Elizabeth was awarded the "Top 100 Civil Lawyers" award and the "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" award by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  In 2017 and 2018, Elizabeth was recognized by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" ranking her in the top 2.5% of lawyers in California and also presented with the Lawyers of Distinction award, recognizing her as the top 10% of lawyers in the United States.


In 2017, Elizabeth published her first best-selling book, "The Big Secret" alongside Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.  In 2018, Elizabeth published her second book, "Stress-Free Divorce" to assist parties going through this very difficult time of their lives.

James N. Fiedler

Head of Intellectual Property Litigation

Jim Fiedler has been deeply involved in Intellectual Property throughout his career as an attorney, business executive, IP executive and a producer of theatrical feature and home video entertainment projects.


His career in the law commenced at Kadison & Quinn, a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles. The Kadison firm later merged and became Kadison, Pfalzer, Woodard and Quinn where Jim served as a trial associate. His entertainment career began as a staff attorney with Mirisch Productions. There he was schooled in the intricacies of Production and Post-Production and all legal aspects of the production, protection, financing and securitization of motion pictures.


Fiedler next moved to Paramount Television where he was immersed in legal realities of television series production. From a legal standpoint, Jim created the first “net profits” formula for Paramount Television. Jim then joined MCA (Universal) where he spent the next 21 years of his corporate life, rising from the position of an attorney and Director, Business Affairs for Theatrical Motion Pictures, to become a Vice President of MCA and the President of several of its operating divisions.


Jim created and managed separate joint ventures for MCA with IBM, Pioneer Electronics, Thorn-EMI and Royal Philips Electronics, living and working in Japan, the Netherlands and the United States. The basic product was the Laser Disc, the precursor to the CD and DVD family of products.  As President of the MCA-IBM joint venture, DiscoVision Associates (DVA), Jim oversaw the creation and ownership of the rights to over 2000 U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications covering optical media, hardware, recording techniques and replication technologies. Under Fiedler’s leadership, DVA immediately began generating significant yearly licensing operating profits for its parent companies. Eventually Fiedler negotiated the sale of DVA to Pioneer Electronics for a significant cash price and at a large multiple ROI.


During this same period, Jim produced two theatrical feature motion pictures, distributed by Universal in the United States and sold by Fiedler internationally. He also managed the production of thirteen award-winning interactive, instructional home videos, the first of their kind, involving diverse subjects such as wine tasting, travel, massage, exercise, yoga and children’s games. Fiedler facilitated the first video recorded concert, starring Loretta Lynn and commissioned the first music video album “Lets Get Physical” starring Olivia Newton John.


Later at MCA, Fiedler also served as President of MCA Video Games, and as President of MCA Technology Licensing agency, to represent the Intellectual Property of others in their attempt to commercialize products based thereon. Prior to leaving MCA, Fiedler developed a theme park attraction utilizing a then new concept, “virtual reality”, which was far ahead of the technological curve at the time of development.


Jim joined Sony Corporation of America as CEO and President of a new division, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound®. SDDS® was awarded a technical OSCAR® by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the first such award earned by Sony. Simultaneously, Fiedler was asked to take over the position of Sr. Vice President, Intellectual Property, for Sony Corporation of America, reporting directly to the President and CEO of Sony Corporation of America in New York as well as to the parent company department head in Tokyo. Jim and his staff were responsible for all IP activities in North and South America. He successfully converted a typical “staff” function into a “profit center” for Sony and greatly strengthened their position in protecting their company-wide research and ideas.


Mr. Fiedler served as a Captain in the U.S. Army European Air Defense Missile Command, stationed in Germany and later transferred to the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a graduate of UCLA with both B.A. and J.D. degrees, and Pepperdine University with an M.B.A. degree with Honors. 

Miyuki Nishimura

Managing Family Law Attorney

Miyuki Nishimura has been an attorney specializing solely in family law since 2003.  With 16 years of legal experience, she specializes in divorces, child custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, community property division, legal separation, domestic violence cases, uncontested divorces and pre- & post-nuptial agreements.  She currently manages the family law division of the Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang.


Miyuki received her Juris Doctor Degree from University of New Hampshire School of Law (former Pierce Law), Concord 9, New Hampshire.  During law school, she served as student attorney at Civil Practice Clinic and Administrative law and Advocacy Clinic representing individuals in consumer protection, bankruptcy, child custody and social security matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.


Miyuki is a licensed attorney in California, Michigan, the District of Columbia and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  She is a member of California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Japanese American Bar Association.  


Miyuki Nishimura was born and raised in Aichi, Japan.  She is fluent in both English and Japanese.

Feng Bo

Associate Attorney

Feng Bo received her B.A. degree in International Journalism from Fudan University, one of the top universities in China. She earner her M.A. degree in Communication Management from University of Southern California and Juris Doctor Degree from Southwestern Law School. During law school, Feng was on the Dean’s List once, and externed for the Honorable Samuel Bufford at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.


Prior to joining the firm, Feng had extensive working experiences in both business and legal fields. She interned at one of the most influential newspapers in Shanghai, China, worked as a Marketing Executive at one of the largest FMCG company in the world, worked at a Los Angeles law firm before starting law school, and finally practiced solo for a while before joining Law and Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang.


Currently, Feng handles immigration, family law and business law related matters and cases in the firm’s Monterey Park office. She is licensed to practice in CA. She speaks fluent Mandarin and English.

Christopher D. Lee

Associate Attorney

Christopher D. Lee earned his Bachelor of Law degree at the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He graduated from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in the year of 2015.


Before joining the firm, Christopher worked as a law and motion attorney, researching, writing and arguing his motions on a wide variety of civil and commercial matters. Christopher speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese. ​

Rhoneil Pascual

Associate Attorney

Rhoneil Pascual is a zealous attorney representing clients in family law matters both inside and outside the courtroom. Rhoneil honed his courtroom skills by competing for Whittier Law School's Trial Advocacy Honors team. Rhoneil is a national champion who placed first in the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice's National Competition. He has also won an award for best cross examination from his law school’s internal competition.


Rhoneil holds a BA in Political Science from Cal Poly Pomona and a JD from Whittier Law School. He is a member in good standing with the State Bar of California. 

Clara Yeung

Attorney at Law

Clara Yeung holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies with a minor in Political Science from the University of South Florida, a Master’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from the George Washington University, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the California School of Law, where she was a finalist in the school’s moot court competition and achieved the highest score in eight courses.


Having worked as a paralegal and now as a practicing attorney, Clara is well-versed in family law, personal injury law, immigration law, employment law, criminal law, and general litigation matters. Having honed her communication skills in public dialogue, she brings a  unique skill-set and rapport.  Clara is a member of the American Bar Association, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the State Bar of California, and Orange County Bar Association.


Clara grew up in Hong Kong and is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

Jonathan Tan

Associate Attorney

Jonathan was born and raised in Southern California to parents who immigrated from China. He has spent considerable time visiting and residing in China and understands the complexities and confusion Asian Americans face in the American Judicial system.  Jonathan has worked extensively in the field of criminal and juvenile dependency defense. In the early stages of his career, Jonathan worked as an associate in a well respected criminal defense law firm in the Inland Empire. During his time there Jonathan was able to gain a wealth of experience in trial strategy and negotiation.


Afterwards Jonathan was employed with Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers where he practiced exclusively in Juvenile Defense. In this capacity Jonathan helped dozens of parents navigate the confusing, difficult and frustrating Juvenile Dependency system in California.  Jonathan has assisted many families in reuniting and putting their legal issues behind them.


Jonathan earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of

California at Riverside and his Juris Doctor from the Whittier College, School of Law.

Mr. Tan is admitted to practice before all Courts within the State of California. He is a

first generation American born Chinese (ABC) and speaks fluent Mandarin, Chinese.

Michael Ahmadshahi

Of Counsel

Michael Ahmadshahi's area of practice is Intellectual Property Law including Patent Prosecution and Litigation, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Unfair Business Practices.

Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Ahmadshahi was a staff scientist at C.E. Niehoff & Co., a defense contractor which manufactures state-of- the-art generators for military vehicles. Mr. Ahmadshahi also held the position of Research Engineer with the University of California, San Diego in the areas of Optics and Mechanical Engineering, developing laser-based optical techniques for evaluation of advanced materials under high-impact dynamic loads.


Mr. Ahmadshahi is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is or has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Iranian-American Lawyer Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Experimental Mechanics, Optical Society of America, Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Non-destructive

Testing, Association of United States Army, and the American Defense Preparedness Association.


Mr. Ahmadshahi has presented various papers and is the author and co-author of 16 peer reviewed publications which include the following: M. A. Ahmadshahi, Application of Sensors for Design Improvement, Electronics and Electrical Systems, 73-79, November 17-19, 1997; M.A. Ahmadshahi, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, and Siavouche Nemat-Nasser, Dynamic Holographic-Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 60, No. 4, 866-874, December 1993; M. A. Ahmadshahi, Gray Level Transformation to Increase the Density of Interferometric Fringes, Applied Optics, Vol. 30, No. 17, 2382-2385, 10 June 1991; S. Nair and M. A. Ahmadshahi, Asymptotic Expansion and Influence Coefficients for Edge-Loaded Conical Shells, Studies in Applied Mathematics, 78:91-110, 1988.


In addition to his professional involvement, Mr. Ahmadshahi is also involved in cultural and community activities and provides pro bono legal services. He is or has been a member of the board of directors of non-profit organizations such as SIMORGH, a charity organization assisting children with cancer. He has also been involved in sports and outdoor activities. He is a long-distance runner and has completed twenty eight marathon races in Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

Katherine P. Lee

Of Counsel

Katherine P. Lee is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to aggressively representing the interests and rights of her clients, which have ranged from individuals and families to non-profits and Fortune 50 companies. She has effectively negotiated settlements, thereby saving her clients the additional costs of litigation, but also has been through arbitration and trial when necessary to resolve matters with her clients’ ultimate objectives in mind.


She is proficient and professional in the courtroom as well as compassionate and caring towards her clients, including those unfamiliar with the legal process. She takes the time to listen and respond to their questions and concerns. For those more familiar with the legal process or busy with their own business affairs, she similarly provides case updates in an efficient and timely manner.


She currently serves as legal counsel for the national non-profit Project by Project.

Although she has previously worked for law firms in the Los Angeles area, she is also a licensed attorney in the State of New York where she was born and still has roots.

Katherine earned her Bachelor's from UC Berkeley and her law degree from Loyola Law School.

John Kim

Of Counsel

Mr. John Kim has more than 16 years of experience representing business and consumer clients in bankruptcy matters and commercial litigation in federal, state and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. He advises clients on creditors’ rights and remedies in relation to distressed companies, in and outside the context of bankruptcy proceedings, and in a wide range of sectors including financial services, energy, health care, real estate and utilities. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, real estate developers, retail landlords and government agencies. Mr. Kim also consults and provides services on individual and corporate chapter 7 debtor bankruptcy filings in both contested matters and adversary proceedings.


Mr. Kim negotiates and drafts asset purchase agreements, disclosure statements, and plans of reorganization. He handles bankruptcy adversary proceedings and business litigation involving preferences, fraudulent conveyances, lender liability, non-dischargeablity complaints, and enforcement of subordination agreements. Mr. Kim is also experienced representing clients in matters involving construction defect claims and insurance coverage issues.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Kim was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable David P. Yaffe, Los Angeles Superior Court and the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian, Central District of California, United States District Court.


Education

J.D., Loyola Law School, 2001, Order of the Coif, magna cum laude

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998, with honors

Katy Chen

Patent Agent

Katy Chen earned her master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southern California in 2008.


She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and has experience representing a range of clients from high-tech institutions to start-up companies. She regularly handles technology areas in, engineering, mechanical devices, medical technology, and electrical devices. Katy is fluent in English and Mandarin. 

Trang Nguyen

Paralegal

Trang Nguyen is a paralegal at the Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang. Ms. Nguyen assists the Irvine team with a variety of patent and trademark paralegal responsibilities. She provides administrative support to the office in preparation of legal documents for filling with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and various projects in business and family law.


Ms. Nguyen graduated as an honored student of the Paralegal Program approved by the American Bar Association at Fullerton College. She also had a Bachelor’s Degree at California State University, Fullerton in Finance and Information System in 2014.

Prior to joining the Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang, Ms. Nguyen volunteered as a paralegal at Legal Aid of Orange County to assist low income and senior clients with their legal needs. 

Contact Us

We are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our clients. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free initial consultation, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.


Telephone: (877) 4-YANGLAW (877-492-6452)

Email: [email protected]


Locations:

199 W Garvey Av., Suite 201

Monterey Park, CA 91754


555 S Flower Av., 51st Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071


2102 Business Center Dr., Suite 130

Irvine, CA 92612


To speak with one of our attorneys today, contact us at

(877) 4-YANGLAW or email us at [email protected]

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