Mr. Yu was born and raised in Eastern Washington, where he learned the true meaning of hard work while growing up in his hometown, Walla Walla. He then relocated to Seattle, where he graduated early from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Law, Societies, and Justice. This education allowed him to see the benefits and hardships created by the laws we live by. Thus, it was through this education that he started learning how to passionately build arguments and aggressively debate key points, while at the same time developing compassion for those in difficult situations.
While at the University of Washington, he was a Legislative Intern for U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) in her Washington, D.C. office. It was in this role that he sharpened his abilities to craft arguments and defend positions on major topics of national impact.
Mr. Yu then went on to earn his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was there that he was trained in civil litigation. In his second year of law school, he was named a Student Attorney in the Robins, Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic, where he represented clients in various cases including family law matters. Due to his stellar work, he was promoted and appointed by the clinical faculty in his third year of law school to be a Student Director in the University of Minnesota Law School's Clinical Program, where he assisted in managing, supervising, and training multiple Student Attorneys to litigate cases, almost all of which focused on family law. During his time in law school, he also served as a Judicial Intern in federal court in Richland, Washington, where he carefully drafted orders and gave his legal argument for how the court should rule.
Family has always been premier to Allen’s life and has played an impact in his decision to join Ashby Law, PLLC. Mr. Yu was admitted to the State Bar of Washington, is a member of the American Bar Association, and has a passion and skill for family law and civil litigation that those at Ashby Law greatly admire.