GRACE CV


GRACE YOO, ESQ.


Grace is a proud Angeleno, and entirely K-12 LAUSD educated. She is also a first generation immigrant who helped to interpret and translate for her family, peers, and community since elementary school. She is a California licensed attorney for over 20 years and specializes in Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts, and Probate. Grace is a certified mediator and has been a community leader, advocating for social justice and transparency in government. She has a proven track record of advocating and building community with extensive experience in non-profit management and public service. She is a passionate champion for children and seniors and environmental justice.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Candidate for Los Angeles Council District 10, 2020 | Candidate (9/2018 – present)
  • Assembly District 53 – California Democratic Party | Elected member (1/2019 – present)
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party | Voting Member (6/2017 – 6/2019)
  • Assembly District 53 – California Democratic Party | Elected E-Board member (1/2017 – 6/2019)
  • Candidate for Los Angeles Council District 10, 2015 | Candidate (11/2014 – 3/2015)
  • City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation Commissioner | Vice-President & Commissioner (12/2008 – 3/2012)
  • Riverside Mayoral Race, Riverside, CA | Office Manager (12/1993 – 1/1994)
  • Mark Takano for Congress, Riverside, CA | Campaign Coordinator/De facto Campaign Manager (2/1992 – 10/1992)
  • Kathleen Brown for State Treasurer, Los Angeles, CA | Volunteer Intern (6/1990 – 9/1990)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Law Offices of Grace E. Yoo Estate Planning Practice: Wills & Trusts and Probate | Principal (08/2015 – present)
  • Korean American Coalition, Los Angeles, CA | Executive Director (5/2005 – 12/2014)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Washington, DC & Los Angeles, CA | Executive Director (10/2000 – 4/2005)
  • Children’s Law Center, Monterey Park, CA (Formerly Dependency Court Legal Services) | Associate (7/1998 – 9/2000)
  • Honorable Leonard P. Edwards, San Jose, CA | Law Clerk (9/1997 – 6/1998)
  • Private Nanny, San Jose, CA | Live-in Nanny (8/1997 – 6/1998)
  • Seton Hall Juvenile Justice Clinic, Newark, NJ | Student Director (8/1996 – 12/1996) | Legal Intern: (6/1996 – 8/1996)
  • Lexis-Nexis, Newark, NJ | Associate (4/1995 – 5/1997)
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court (Juvenile Division), Monterey Park, CA | Legal Extern (5/1995 – 8/1995)
  • California State Treasurer’s Office, Los Angeles, CA | Executive Assistant (2/1994 – 8/1994)
  • California State Treasurer’s Office, Sacramento, CA | Assistant to Director of Communications (10/1992 – 8/1993)
  • Things Remembered Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA | Sales Associate (6/1988 – 12/1989)
  • Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, Los Angeles, CA | Telemarketer (5/1987 – 8/1987)
  • Neighborhood Babysitter & Tutoring, Los Angeles, CA | Babysitter / Tutor (1982 – 1987)

COMMUNITY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Sierra Club Zero Waste Committee | Advisor 2018
  • Stonewall Democratic Club | Member (2018 – present)
  • LA County Democratic Party | Voting Member (2017 – present)
  • New Frontier Democrats Club | Life Member (2017 – present)
  • Sierra Club Angelus Chapter | Member (2016 – present)
  • East Area Progressive Democrats | Member (2016 – present)
  • St. Barnabas Senior Services | Volunteer (2015 – present)
  • Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition Advisor (2015 – present)
  • NAPABA Solo & Small Firm (2015 – present) | Membership Chair (2017-2019)
  • United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles | Founding Member (2015 – present)
  • Environmental Justice Collaborative | Co-Founder (2014 – present)
  • BOB Fund for Children | President (2010 – 2012)
  • Koreatown BBQ Festival & Cook-Off | Founder (2008 – 2012)
  • Koreatown Arts & Recreation Center | Voting Member (2008 – 2014)
  • LA City Department of Transportation | Commissioner and VP (2008 – 2012)
  • LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) | Advisor (2008 – 2010)
  • Asian Jewish Initiative | Co-founder (2006 – present / hiatus from 2014 – 2017)
  • 4.29 Walk to Build Bridges and 4.29 Unity Essay Contests to Bridge Communities (2005 – 2014)
  • California Certified Mediator (2005 – present)
  • Asian Pacific Planning & Policy Council member (2005 – 2014)
  • National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association | Treasurer (1994 – 1995)
  • Korean American Democratic Committee | Founding member (1992 – present)
  • S.A.D.D. (Students Against Driving Drunk) President & SAFERIDES Driver (1987-1989)

EDUCATION

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ – Juris Doctorate (5/1997)
  • Juvenile Justice Commencement Award
    Social Justice Commencement Award

  • University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA – B.A., Political Science (6/1992)
  • Dean Davis Commencement Award