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Kathy helps clients navigate complex litigation from initial complaint on through trial and appeal when necessary.

Kathy has extensive experience advising and defending industry-leading manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, insurers and Fortune 500 corporations. She acts as local and national counsel, defending clients in state and federal courts in matters of product liability, premises liability, mass tort and commercial litigation.

Clients appreciate that Kathy has also represented employers in labor & employment claims including wage and hour, wrongful termination and harassment, particularly in the construction, technology and healthcare sectors.

Throughout her practice, Kathy believes in streamlining information and using technology as a differentiator for high-volume data hygiene, discovery, legal project management and cost saving.




  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    • Hasting Communication and Entertainment Law Journal
    • Equal Justice for America Grant recipient
    • Asian American Bar Association scholarship recipient
    • Civil Justice Law Clinic, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Student Counsel
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
    • Political Science


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section


  • Vietnamese, conversational

*Contact Kathy to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Oakland office.
Outside the Office

Kathy’s other title is “swim mom.”

Kathy’s two children swim competitively, and she can often be found cheering them on at their meets. She is also an avid vegetable gardener, with a recent bumper crop that included cucumbers, English peas and tomato varieties.

Community Leadership

Kathy devotes her time, talents and legal skills to the U.S. Courts of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, Pro Bono Program, representing pro se parties in immigration matters and other complex appeals.