About Samuel Yu, Esq.

Samuel Yu, Esq. is a seasoned trial attorney with over a decade of experience in business litigation, and a partner at Kahana Feld.  Mr. Yu is Chair of the General Business Litigation practice group and has extensive experience in shareholder disputes and employment litigation. He has successfully represented clients in various business enterprises including financial services companies, technology companies, telecommunications companies, logistics companies, textile companies, real estate brokerages, non-profit organizations, and small businesses in a broad range of practice areas.

Mr. Yu volunteers his time at Sa-Rang Community Church in Anaheim, CA, where he is a leader within the HolyWave ministry. He has also participated on an outreach mission to Tokyo, Japan and led a short-term mission team to Chiang Rai, Thailand. Mr. Yu resides in Irvine with his wife and two sons.


  • Loyola Law School in Los Angeles (Juris Doctor)
    • Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, Staff Writer
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Intern
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies)


  • State Bar of California


  • Obtained favorable settlements in excess of $3 million on behalf of the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) on breach of contract, domestication of foreign judgment, and fraudulent transfer claims.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement including a buyout and payment of attorney’s fees on behalf of a minority shareholder in a dispute regarding the invalidity of an election of the board of directors and failure to provide corporate records by an entertainment technology company.
  • Compelled a wage and hour and misclassification class action lawsuit against a trucking company to arbitration resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Successfully defended a non-profit religious organization in a takeover attempt.
  • Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a real estate broker in a breach of fiduciary duty action where the broker was being sued for damages in excess of $1 million.
  • Gained a favorable settlement in excess of $1 million on behalf of a telecommunication company after successfully bringing an application for writ of attachment and right to attach order in a breach of contract action.
  • Obtained a jury verdict for the tenant in an action against the landlord for intentional interference with prospective economic advantage where the jury awarded the tenant approximately $700,000, over twice the amount originally sought.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement of more than $600,000 on a breach of contract action on behalf of a telecommunications company for a recovery of 95% of the amount owed after bringing a motion for summary judgment.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment in excess of $300,000 against a construction company regarding damages arising from a home renovation project.

Professional Highlights

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Prior Association with LTL Attorneys
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association, President

Representative Clients

  • Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC)
  • Korea Resolution & Collection Corporation (KR&C)
  • Glidewell
  • Darkstore / FastAF
  • Tax Rise
  • Berenson Cancer Center
  • Transko Electronics
  • Liberty Commercial Finance
  • N. Glantz & Son
  • Signal Messenger
  • ShiftPixy
  • SolarBox
  • West Wood Products

Community Involvement

  • Sa-Rang Community Church in Anaheim, CA, Leader in the HolyWave Ministry