Jane Yee came to the practice of law later in her career, after working as a policy analyst for the courts in Alameda County. (Ms. Yee earned a Masters in Public Policy in 1977 from the Graduate School of Public Policy – now the Goldman School of Public Policy, where she also earned her undergraduate degree.) Upon her graduation from Hastings College of the Law, Ms. Yee served a clerkship with the Honorable Harry S. Low at the First District Court of Appeal.
After becoming an attorney, Ms. Yee continued to combine her policy experience with her knowledge of the law during her work as a consultant to cities and counties throughout the United States, including California, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee, Washington and Utah on jail over-crowding and improvement of criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Ms. Yee began her trial experience in the 1990s, handling the liability phase of trials for Owens Corning Fiberglas when San Francisco Superior Court bifurcated cases for trial (liability was tried before damages). Since that time, she has participated in over 50 trials, taking five cases to verdict, either as first chair or second chair. In her initial case as a first chair, Ms. Yee obtained one of the first verdicts in the country where the Navy was assessed significant fault for the plaintiff's injuries.
Berkeley (A.B., honors, 1975)
Graduate School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley (M.P.P., 1977)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1984)
San Mateo County Bar Association