Yvonne joins SVLC after working in private practice where she represented individuals in family law, housing law, and personal injury cases. Prior to returning to her home city of Seattle, Yvonne’s practice was based in Chicago. While in law school, Yvonne was licensed to practice by the Illinois Supreme Court to represent children in contested custody cases. Through her volunteer work and as a temporary staff attorney with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, she was also honored to be a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem, protecting the interests and welfare of minor children and disabled adults. Yvonne’s experienced areas of focus are family law, housing law, and personal injury. She received her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University and her Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College. She is admitted to practice in both Illinois and Washington.