Esther Yae Shin


Esther Yae Shin is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice.  Her practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and she also has experience in complex commercial litigation involving breach of contract and related business torts.  Ms. Shin also conducts search and clearance, preparation, and filing of trademark applications.

Ms. Shin served as second-chair in a three-day federal bench trial in the Central District of California regarding trademark infringement and violations of various franchise and license agreements between our client and the franchisor of martial arts studios.  The court found our client to be the prevailing party on all claims brought by the plaintiff and expressly found that the plaintiff committed fraud on the court, and thus awarded our client its full attorneys’ fees.

During law school, she was a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board and was awarded Best Oralist and Best Advocate in Loyola Law School’s Moot Court competition.  She also was a Regional Champion of the 2017 ABA Moot Court Competition and advanced to the ABA National Moot Court competition.  She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Sandra Klein of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

Legal Experience

Judicial Extern for The Honorable Sandra Klein, United States Bankruptcy Court

Foreign Languages



  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Juris Doctor, 2018

  • Scott Moot Court Honors Board, 2017–2018
  • Best Oralist and Best Advocate at Loyola Law School's Appellate Scott Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Champion of ABA Moot Court Competition, Regionals

University of California, Irvine

Bachelor of Arts, 2009

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