Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, Liza Yang is a graduate of the Fairfax County Public School system. She then went on to study Spanish and Journalism at Wake Forest University before returning home and working as the Office Manager at Greenspun Shapiro for more than ten years. In that position, Liza learned not only the administrative side of Greenspun Shapiro, but she also gained experience speaking with clients, learning about the court system, and helping with casework as needed.
Yearning for additional challenges and fulfillment, Liza decided to apply for law school. She attended George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School as a Mason Scholar. During her three years at George Mason, Liza participated in multiple Trial Advocacy competitions. Her trial team brought George Mason its first trial advocacy national championship when Liza and her team won the Quinnipiac National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition.
Upon graduating from law school, Liza was the recipient of the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association Student Advocacy Award, given to one student at each Virginia law school who is going to take the Virginia bar exam and who best exemplifies the attributes of an effective trial advocate, including a dedication to preserving the rights of individuals and excellence in trial skills.
In law school, Liza was lucky enough to have the opportunity to study Constitutional Law under a Supreme Court Justice during a summer study abroad program. She also served on the student boards of the Trial Advocacy team and Pro Bono Society.
Committed to giving back to her community, and an avid supporter of breaking down the stigma of mental illness, Liza is also an active volunteer and past Board Member with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Northern Virginia. She has helped lead multiple Greenspun Shapiro fundraisers that have raised thousands of dollars for this important organization.
Liza is enjoying her new role as an Associate Attorney at Greenspun Shapiro, zealously representing individuals on their criminal, traffic, and civil cases throughout the Northern Virginia courts. When she’s not in court, Liza can be found with her Ohio State-loving husband and their dog at their Fairfax County home, or spending time with her parents, siblings, and adorable nephew and niece.
“I have been fortunate to learn for years from some of the best attorneys in Virginia. I strive to apply this knowledge as I advocate thoroughly for those I am representing during some of the hardest periods of their lives. I promise to continue to learn and to fight for each and every client to achieve the best possible result and help our community have greater faith in our justice system.”
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- State of Maryland
- Fairfax Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
- VTLA Student Advocacy Award