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Katherine Wu is a Bay Area attorney with experience in family law, business law, and general civil litigation. She is dedicated to providing each client with clarity and peace of mind. Katherine holds herself to high standards of professionalism and quality of service.

An active member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, she is currently a Co-Chair of its Solo & Small Firms Committee.

Katherine previously worked as an associate at family law firms in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, as well as a general civil litigation firm in Oakland.  She has also performed contract work for a boutique business and aviation law practice in San Francisco.

Katherine earned her J.D. at the Emory University School of Law.  During law school, Katherine held legal internships at the Barton Child Law and Policy Center, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Prior to her time at Emory, Katherine earned her B.A. at the University of Southern California, where she studied biological sciences and gerontology.

Outside the practice of law, Katherine enjoys playing piano, staying fit, and cooking, as well as spending time with friends and family.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Practice areas


  1. Family: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Business: 33%

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Executive Assistant to CEOFrankly Inc.2015 - Present
Contract AttorneySohn Legal Group2015 - 2015
AssociateHedani, Choy, Spalding & Salvagione, LLP2014 - 2014
Contract AttorneyHiga & Gipson2014 - 2014
AssociateLaw Offices of Hoa T. Cooc2013 - 2013
AssociateTran Law Firm2013 - 2013
Legal InternGeorgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice2012 - 2012
Legal InternBarton Child Law and Policy Center2011 - 2011
Legal InternCenter for Medicare Advocacy2011 - 2011
Legal InternUnited States Department Of Health & Human Services - Region IV - Office of General Counsel - Long Term Care Branch2011 - 2011
Legal InternAtlanta Legal Aid Society - Senior Citizens Law Project2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay AreaSolo & Small Firm Committee Co-Chair2012 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2015
Queen's Bench Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
BlogDIY Divorce: Is It Right for You?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of Southern California Law SchoolBiological SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts2008