RATED “WELL QUALIFIED” BY THE LA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Scott Andrew Yang is a Deputy District Attorney, former small business owner and immigrant who truly understands what it means to live the American dream.
Born in Long An, Vietnam, Scott and his family were forced to flee their home country in 1979. One of Yang’s earliest memories is stepping off the plane in Grand Rapids, Michigan and thinking, “Wow… we are finally here in America.”
The family of six had endured two years wandering as refugees, going through four refugee camps across Southeast Asia. When they finally made it to the United States, no one spoke a word of English. And with limited education and no other family in the US, they had to rely on each other, their faith and hard work.
The Yang family settled in the Los Angeles Community of Echo Park in 1984, where Scott attended Betty Plasencia Elementary, Virgil Junior High, Grant High School and went on to attend UCLA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Southwestern University School of Law. During college, Scott was the Director of the UCLA Pre-Law Society and the Co-Founder of UCLA’s Mock Trial Association. He was also active in Amnesty International. While attending law school, Yang was a member of the Intercollegiate Trial Advocacy Program and was selected for Moot Court competition team.