Teresa Y. Lin
Attorney at Law
Ms. Lin joined the firm of Hersh Mannis, LLP in 2015 as a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in all phases of litigation including discovery, law and motion, and trial preparation in both federal and state courts.
In 2017, Variety named Ms. Lin to their 2017 Legal Impact Report. Variety’s Legal Impact Report includes an Up Next section, profiling younger attorneys who are influencing or setting new standards in the legal field and selected Ms. Lin for accomplishments which included: Serving as co-lead counsel with Hersh Mannis’ founding partner, Neal Raymond Hersh on a significant Court of Appeals opinion that set new legal precedent in California on the use of peremptory challenges in contentious divorce cases; Achieving success for a number of clients in the entertainment industry through favorable settlement agreements, all the while keeping their clients out of the spotlight of uninvited, salacious entertainment gossip. Variety also recognized Ms. Lin, as an immigrant and female under the age of 35, for her zeal and dedication to diversity in and out of the courtroom.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lin served as a Legal Research Attorney for the Family Division of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, where she analyzed motions and provided recommendations to judicial officers on a variety of issues in family cases.
Ms. Lin received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before deciding to pursue a career in law, Ms. Lin worked for Twentieth Century Fox in both the legal and production departments. Ms. Lin went on to further her interest in the law and entertainment at the University of Michigan Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate and also served as the Managing Editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. During summer breaks, Ms. Lin returned home to California to work as a law clerk for the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Lin is a member of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. Ms. Lin also speaks Mandarin.