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Anna Yum is a licensed practicing attorney in California and Illinois. She also regularly serves as a legal analyst on various news and media outlets including KUSI-San Diego, Fox 5 San Diego, San Diego's U-T TV, NBC 7 San Diego, and KOGO 600 AM.

Anna graduated from Northwestern University, ranked #12 in the country, with a double major in International Studies and Communication Studies. Anna received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. While at law school, Anna served as a member of the nationally recognized Mock Trial team. Anna also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, Senior Judge in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Upon graduation, Anna received several awards recognizing her excellence in oral advocacy. Specifically, Anna was inducted into the Order of Barristers, which awards the best oral advocates in her graduating class. She also was only 1 of 4 students in her graduating class to receive the American Board of Trial Advocates Award.

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Anna's private law practice is predominantly focused on criminal defense in both state and federal courts. Anna also practices certain areas of civil litigation including personal injury and employment discrimination. Prior to opening her law firm, Anna served as a criminal prosecutor in Riverside County. During her tenure as a deputy district attorney, Anna prosecuted a wide variety of complex criminal matters including sexual assault, domestic violence, criminal street gangs, child molestation, drug sales, robbery, felony offenses with gun enhancements, attempted murder, and first degree murder. As both a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Anna has successfully tried a multitude of jury and bench trials to verdict. She has also received an Avvo Rating of 10.0 as a Top Attorney practicing Criminal Defense based upon client reviews and peer endorsements.

Anna is a member of many professional legal organizations such as the San Diego County Bar Association, Enright Inn of Court, Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego, Korean-American Bar Association of San Diego, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

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