Maria wears a lot of hats in the firm. She is an experienced commercial and employment litigation attorney, and represents clients through all phases of litigation, including mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. As a compliment to her role as a litigation attorney, Maria is a certified mediator and arbitrator, who often serves as a neutral in ADR processes.

Maria also serves the firm’s clients in the capacity of corporate paralegal, managing cap tables, corporate formations, securities filings, venture capital and M&A transaction closings, and general corporate governance matters.

Finally, Maria serves as Firm Administrator and handles HR and payroll matters, finance, coordination of team events, client intake and vendor management.

Maria is fluent in spoken Cantonese and Mandarin.

Professional Experience

  • Lafayette & Kumagai, LLP, San Francisco, CA, 2013 – 2015
  • Stein Law Group, San Francisco, CA, 2004 – 2013


  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2001; Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Social Challenges
  • B.A., Legal Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1996