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Yangyidi Ye

Immigration Attorney at Des Moines, IA

4.9   7 reviews

also known as Yang, Causey & Ye Law

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 3 years
    Iowa - IA 9 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2021
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Yangyidi

Learn Yangyidi’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Green Cards petition, naturalization, asylum, VAWA, cancellation of removal, EB-5, I-9 compliance, H1-B, L1/2, R-visa, U-visa, immigration court, visa application.

    9 years, 12 cases

  2. Business
    Business formation and acquisition, contract, Arbitration in Chinese/English, Foreign Labor issues.

    9 years, 4 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    DUI/OWI, Domestic Violence, Assault, Battery, sexual harassment

    9 years, 2 cases

Yangyidi Ye is a founding member, managing partner, and lead counsel of Causey & Ye Law, P.L.L.C. She is experienced in working with international communities, start-up enterprises as well as established companies. She specializes in immigration, international corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity, and venture capital. She helps her clients communicate with and abide by the regulations of federal, state, and local governments. She further assists her clients with corporate structure, governance, employment matters, and commercial contracting. She works with clients from various industries, including, but not limited to, hotel and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, IT, and commercial real estate. Yangyidi has participated in transactions valued at over 20 million dollars.

Additionally, Yangyidi is an expert in student misconduct related to school appeals and visa reinstatement. She also specializes in criminal defense, such as state and federal felony cases.

Practice Areas: Business Formation & Advising, Immigration, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Student Misconducts

Achievements & Highlights

  • Governor Volunteer Award
  • Iowa Chinese Community Business Award
  • International Community Leadership Award from Iowa Secretary of State
  • U.S.- China Business Leadership Award
  • Iowa State Representative – Global Overseas Chinese Elites hosted by the State Council of China

Yangyidi represented Chinese buyers for an $18 million Hotel acquisition in downtown Des Moines, IA;
Yangyidi represented Chinese investors for a $3 million stock acquisition.
Yangyidi represents various minority-owned businesses, including, but not limited to, automobile dealerships, hotel, medical software companies;
Yangyidi was co-counsel with her partner in a civil case in Johnson County involving EB5 immigrant investment visas, fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. The jury awarded Yangyidi’s client $140, in compensatory damages and $400, in punitive damages;
Yangyidi was co-counsel and won summary judgment of $460, against an Iowa steel company in favor of a company client from China;
Yangyidi was co-counsel with her partner in a civil case in Polk County involving fraudulent misrepresentation, contract disputes. She achieved a settlement of $180,000.
Yangydidi was co-counsel with her partner in a federal felony case for credit card frauds;
Yangyidi was con-counsel with her partner in several human trafficking cases;


Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Iowa Chinese Association Board Member
Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations
Sister City Commission of West Des Moines


Causey & Ye Law Des Moines
2213 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50312
Causey & Ye Law Ames
315 6th St
Ames, IA, 50014
Causey & Ye Law Iowa City
250 12th Avenue Suite 155
Coralville, IA, 52241
Causey & Ye Law MN
161 Saint Anthony Avenue Suite 1008
Saint Paul, MN, 55103
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Posted by Eliathia Bronson | January 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Doug | May 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration law
Excellent law firm. We were informed as needed pertaining to our immigration case. Yangyidi Ye personaly met with us initially, witch made us very comfortable as this was our first experience. Follow up with the entire staff was excellent. We highly recommend!
Posted by Ling | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anyone needing immigration lawyers she is the one good for you .
I highly recommend the Yangyidi for personal immigrantion lawyers she is very professional, responsive, and gave me every confidence in her handling of my case. I appreciated her explanations of the process from start to finish, and I never felt like things were happening behind the scenes without my input. She handled every aspect of the case very efficiently, and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for immigration lawyers with her area of expertise.
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Posted by Kevin | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Yangyidi is the best attorney I have ever met. I hire her as my business attorney and she did a very good job to help my business growing. I highly recommend Yangyidi to be your attorney. Trust me, You will be amazed of her ability.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
This lawyer is very helpful, very nice and professional. She is extremely responsibly. very informative, Thanks a lot for the help sincerely!!!!!
Posted by yang | April 25, 2015
A good lawyer but more than a lawyer
A professional lawyer with a sense of responsibility. She can always think more than others and makes me feel a big trust. During the last working experience from her, the adept professional knowledge has been showed in my case. Yangyidi Ye becomes a trouble shooter in my mind.
Posted by Lei | May 5, 2015
Ms. Lei
I'm very glad that I can get her help. The response always in time and the provided information is professional. I appreciate that she stands exactly my position to consider situation and problems. She and her law agency provided me a professional and effective service to me.
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Work Experience

  • Lead Counsel
  • Causey & Ye Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Firm Manager
  • Causey & Ye Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk & Translator
  • Heather Aby Esq.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant
  • Mississippi College School Of Law
  • 2012 - 2014
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  • Mississippi College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Iowa State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011


  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chinese Association of Iowa
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa Chinese Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese, Jinyu
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Governor's Volunteer Award
  • Iowa Governor
  • 2015
  • Outstanding International Student
  • Iowa State University
  • 2010
  • Outstanding International Student
  • Iowa State University
  • 2009


  • MC Law School Writing Class
  • Investment Immigration
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Iowa State University Chinese Student Educational Event
  • Legal Seminar
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the wonderful benefit of being a classmate of Yangyidi's in law school. She is bright, diligent, and thorough. She will advocate for your cause and do everything it takes to ensure a result in your favor. Together with her husband, you are hiring a formidable team to handle your legal issues."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I personally know her to be a dedicated and bright attorney. Her work is among the very best available."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Yangyidi takes great care of her clients, making sure to explain things thoroughly and completely. I am excited to have an immigration lawyer I can send referrals."
Business Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Set aside for a moment how incredibly difficult it is to become a lawyer in the first place. Then, imagine that you accomplished this daunting feat in a foreign country in a foreign language. You still would only be scratching the surface of the brilliance that is Yangyidi Ye. Her acumen in immigration law, business development and international investment, tax law, and many other areas of law and business sets her apart in the Iowa legal community. The fact that she speaks Chinese and English fluently, deeply understands both cultures, and is knowledgeable about both country's systems of law makes her unrivaled. Ms. Ye and her firm of Causey & Ye Law, P.L.L.C. are incredible. If you are in need of help from a brilliant lawyer, look no further!"
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Des Moines Immigration Lawyer Yangyidi Ye
Yangyidi Ye
Immigration Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 9 years