rhea yo (JD), Staff Attorney

Rhea Yo joined the LCYC team in July 2018. King County and Washington is her fourth jurisdiction directly representing children and youth in her 11 years of child welfare practice. Before joining LCYC, Rhea was a senior attorney at Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY), a project of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. At LACY, Rhea was a dependency attorney who represented hundreds of minors and non-minor dependents in Santa Clara County. She also represented adults and youths in special education, guardianship, custody and child support, and restraining order cases, as well as represent minors in court-appointed guardianship and custody cases.

Prior to her time in the Bay Area, Rhea was a supervising attorney and Guardian ad litem at D.C.’s Children’s Law Center (CLC). At CLC she provided holistic legal representation in dependency cases by addressing the client’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs as well as their legal rights.

Rhea first practiced child welfare law at the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School where she received her J.D. in 2007. She received her B.A. in Women’s Studies, Political Science, and Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan in 2004.

Rhea is a proud first generation Korean immigrant. She enjoys eating, cooking, music, and exploring all things beautiful.

rhealcyc@gmail.com

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