Ruth L. Yang Esq.

Attorney at Law


488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1120
New York, NY 10022

Ms. Yang has over 25 years experience as an expert criminal litigator, having represented individual and corporate defendants before Federal District Courts, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

She also handles collateral proceedings to criminal prosecutions such as administrative hearing for the reinstatement of real estate licenses and investigations by the Administration for Children’s Legal Services (ACS).

Most recently, she expanded her practice to include university/college Title IX investigations and proceedings which allege student “misconduct” and which may result in suspension and expulsion or other disciplinary action by the university/college.

Her practice also includes family law.

She began her own firm in 1998 after serving as Assistant District Attorney under then Manhattan District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau.  She also served as a former Special Assistant District Attorney under the Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr. and Charles Hynes, Brooklyn District Attorney.

Ms. Yang has appeared as an expert on the Tru TV Network (formerly known as the Court Television Network), Banfield & Ford: Courtside and Jami Floyd: Best Defense.

Ms. Yang is also highly experienced in real estate and contract law.

Ms. Yang is a returning lecturer on contract law at the New York City Department of Small Business Services. She has also lectured at the Legal Aid Society, new attorney training program, “Inside the Mind of a Prosecutor.” (Fall 2013 and 2014) She also served on the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Institute from 2007-2011 and was the acting President of the Board during the last 18 months of her service. She was also a pro-bon advisor to the Asian American Legal Defense Fund (1998-2010). She served on the New York County Gender Fairness Committee (2007-2010) and taught business law as an adjunct professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Ms. Yang received her J. D. degree from American University and her B.S. degree from Boston University, School of Management.