2016 Awardee Christopher Yeh

Christopher Yeh2Keta Taylor Colby Award is presented to attorneys who provide outstanding representation to the poor and under-represented through their involvement in the Second Chance Legal Clinic, which addresses the civil consequences of the disproportionate representation of people of color and low-income affected by the criminal justice program.

WHY WE ARE HONORING HIM

Christopher Yeh provided outstanding representation on behalf of a client who came to the Second Chance Legal Clinic seeking relief from a driver’s license suspension. The attorneys petitioned to have the civil assessment against the client dismissed in order to reinstate his license. When the petition was denied, they did not give up and persisted in their advocacy for the client, which eventually led to the reinstatement of his license. Throughout the process, they were relentless in pursuing the best possible outcome for their client at every turn, and tackled the difficult and often insanely bureaucratic traffic court procedures with exemplary tenacity.

Christopher B. Yeh, an associate at Duane Morris LLP, focuses on complex business and intellectual property disputes. Utilizing his broad experience in intellectual property, contract, business tort and insurance law, Mr. Yeh has litigated state and federal business disputes at the trial and appellate level on a wide array of matters such as breach of contract, patent, trade secret, unfair competition, insurance bad faith and cyberlaw. He also advises small businesses and start-ups on intellectual property, contract, and corporate matters. Mr. Yeh is a member of Duane Morris’s prestigious Pro bono Committee, and received the firm’s 2014 Duane Morris Pro bono Award. He is also a member of the Pro bono Advisory Committee for Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles.