Following his graduation from Arizona State University’s College of Law in 1981, Bob Yen was honored to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas Tang, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In the nearly forty years since, Bob has focused his practice on public employment law, including wage and hour issues and civil rights litigation, while also developing a significant estate planning practice. Bob has practiced in the United States Supreme Court and argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and the Arizona Superior Courts. Bob has maintained an “AV Preeminent” rating by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating for competence and ethics, for more than twenty-five years.
Bob has served as a faculty member at the State Bar Seminar “The Power of One: Making Cultural Diversity a Reality for the Legal Profession in Arizona” and at the Business Law Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses speaking on the “At-Will” employment doctrine in Arizona. He was the founding director and remains a member of the Arizona Asian-American Bar Association, and served as a volunteer and participating mentor in the Maricopa County Bar Association Cultural Diversity Mentoring Program. Bob’s community involvement also includes service on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Museum of History and a four-year appointment by the Governor to serve as a member of the State Liquor Board.