Lillian K. Yoo

Overview

Lillian K. Yoo is an associate in Meyers Nave’s Trial and Litigation Practice Group. Her practice is particularly focused on operational matters involving California’s education system and law enforcement.  

For our school district clients, Lillian offers unique, well-rounded insight into their most pressing legal issues, having represented not only district clients but also the government—in her former role in the state prosecutor’s office—as well as teachers themselves. On behalf of school districts, she now leverages this insider understanding of her opponents to lend her clients a distinct, strategic advantage in court, in negotiations, and behind the scenes as strategic counsel.  Lillian’s representations have included matters involving the California Teachers Association and United Teachers of Los Angeles, enabling her to gain acute familiarity with those organizations. 

For our law enforcement clients, Lillian has investigated and defended claims of excessive force, battery, sexual assault, negligence and other allegations of professional misconduct on behalf of various law enforcement agencies, including officers with the Los Angeles Police Department, San Leandro Police Department, and Petaluma Police Department.  

Before joining Meyers Nave, Lillian was an employment and criminal law associate at a Los Angeles law firm. Specifically, her experience includes matters ranging from allegations of employee misconduct, Skelly hearings, suspensions, dismissal proceedings before the Office of Administrative Hearings, reduction-in-force proceedings, and disability discrimination and sexual harassment claims. Lillian also handled numerous matters arising out of allegations of child abuse and/or molestation.

Lillian began her career at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. In participating in the prosecution of dozens of felony matters, and in assisting with the prosecution of serious crimes in the Hardcore Gang Unit, Lillian developed key relationships within the agency, command of its inner workings, and courtroom skill. 

Lillian externed with Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California.

Published Decisions

  • Marken v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, (2012) 202 Cal. App. 4th 1250

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, CALI Award for Highest Grade in Employment Law

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association

Education

  • Pepperdine University, JD, with Honors, 2008
  • University of Southern California, BA, Sociology, with honors, 2004