Katherine Yuna is a civil litigator whose focus is alternative forms of dispute resolution, contract formation and negotiation, and family law. Her passion for problem-solving, compassion for others, and drive for success allows her to fight zealously for her clients, whether in the boardroom or courtroom.
Katherine’s legal advocacy experience began at Pepperdine University’s School of Law in Malibu, California, where she was the vice president of the trial advocacy board and a member of the honors trial team. While attending Pepperdine, Katherine interned for the Counsel to Secure Justice, in New Delhi, India; the Natural Resources Defense Council in Santa Monica, CA; and clerked for a superior court judge in Ventura County, CA.
While interning for the NRDC, Katherine led the legal analysis and drafting of a Title VIII Complaint on behalf of the citizens of Martineztown-Santa Barbara, New Mexico which received national coverage and assisted in the preservation of an historic district. Her work for the NRDC and CSJ allowed Katherine to perfect her legal research and writing skills by reviewing and synthesizing complex case law and scientific research. Her legal internships also honed her written advocacy and client communication skills with groups of varying cultural backgrounds.
Since graduating with her JD from Pepperdine in December 2018, Katherine has worked exclusively in plaintiff civil litigation and has gained invaluable skills and experience at various law firms, allowing her the opportunity to juggle large caseloads, interact with clients of all backgrounds, and aggressively facilitate settlements with opposing counsel.
Katherine is also trained in mediation, negotiation, arbitration, and cross-cultural conflict resolution through her pursuit of a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. The combination of her training in alternate forms of dispute resolution with her experience in civil litigation uniquely equips her with the tools needed to succeed as an advocate in family law.