About Thomas Hoi-Fai Yau

Thomas H. Yau has been with our office since January 2018. Being born and raised in Hong Kong, Thomas is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Thomas’s ability to speak multiple languages allows for effective communications with our office’s international clients from Asia.

Thomas began attending law school at the University of San Diego School of Law in the fall of 2010 and will graduate May 2021. Despite the tough curriculum at law school and maintaining a high GPA, Thomas has been an integral part of our team drafting contracts and court pleadings as well as being or firm’s Cantonese and Mandarin translator.

During his time at USD Law, Thomas also interned as a Law Clerk for the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, and the USD Immigration Clinic. Before working for our office, Thomas received his B.A. in Political Science: International Relations from the University of California San Diego in 2017.

In his spare time, Thomas spends time learning new languages (Spanish and Japanese) and volunteers at local organizations in San Diego that aim to provide legal assistance to indigent individuals.