Esther Yao, Director of Business Development

Esther Yao serves as the marketing director at Alley Law. Since joining the team in 2014, she has helped the team with a variety of responsibilities, including drafting estate planning documents and meeting clients. Esther often works with clients whose preferred language is Mandarin Chinese. Esther is bilingual, fully fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese; she is trained in simultaneous interpretation as well as translation of documents into both simplified and traditional Chinese.

Esther earned her juris doctor degree from Rutgers Law School—Camden in New Jersey, where she was on the Dean’s List. She received her bachelor’s in political science with a specialization in international politics and a minor in classical civilizations from the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, she was on the Dean’s List as well as in the Honors Society for Political Science.

Prior to Alley Law, Esther worked as a criminal justice professor at Florida Technical College. In 2013, she was awarded Professor of the Year in her department. Her other work experiences include stints at the New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. She also clerked for the Hon. John A. Almeida, a former Superior Court judge in Burlington County, New Jersey.

Esther is a mother to two children. She is an active member of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and Serving Training Empowering Moms (STEMS).