Shangyayi "Sheryl" Liu

Associate Attorney

Shangyayi Sheryl Liu


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2014
Juris Doctor, University of California-Davis, 2019



Judicial Extern for Judge Ronald H. Sargis at the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento, CA, 2017



State Bar of California, US District Court – Northern District of California


Professional Activities

Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
San Mateo County Bar Association
Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area Association

Sheryl started her legal career at an immigration firm in Sacramento, advocating for clients in front of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Over the course of her tenure at Ridley Master, Sheryl has represented municipalities in a variety of cases, including civil rights, dangerous condition of public property, and personal injury. She also specializes in defending manufacturers in asbestos matters. Her approach as an attorney involves creating defense strategies that align with clients’ needs and providing effective representation to protect their interests.

Originally from Jiangsu Province in eastern China, Sheryl moved to the United States to attend college. While studying at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, she developed an interest in law but chose to explore different places and professions before pursuing her legal career. Working in the relocation industry provided her with unique insights. She discovered parallels between her role as a relocation consultant and the life of an attorney—both involve navigating complex policies and achieving optimal outcomes for clients. She obtained her J.D. in 2019 from the University of California – Davis School of Law. During law school, she gained experience through internships for the Honorable Judge Ronald H. Sargis the United States Bankruptcy Court and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Outside of work, Sheryl enjoys traveling with her family and watching her children play various sports including soccer, biking, and skiing.

Contact Shangyayi "Sheryl" Liu

(650) 980-1039

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Ridley Master is an AV-rated, highly respected, civil litigation defense firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our seasoned attorneys litigate simple and complex matters across the State of California.

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1900 O’Farrell Street, Suite 280
San Mateo, CA  94403

Telephone: (650) 365-7715

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