Holly Li (Li, Hong-Yan) serves as our Chinese paralegal in our Seattle office. Born in the Peoples Republic of China, she attended Guangxi Normal University at Guilin, China, where she earned her B.A. in English Literature in 1982. She then taught high school English for 2 years.
She then attended the School of Law at the Shanghai Foreign Trade Institute where she received her law degree in 1986 majoring in international economics law. Holly then practiced law for four years in Liuzhou, China. She was one of the first lawyers in all of China to specialize in foreign trade and economics. She earned the trust and respect of numerous clients as she represented them in cases involving bank loan and real estate disputes, contract negotiations and divorces.
She and her husband immigrated to Seattle in the U.S. in 1990, where she cross-trained herself by earning an Associates of Arts degree as a paralegal from Edmonds Community College. She then launched her American law career as a legal assistant in a U.S. law firm. She joined Herrmann Law Group in mid-2001 where she was soon promoted to Chinese Community Representative functioning as a paralegal in the area of wrongful death and personal injury for the firm’s local Chinese client base. She is currently handling complex cases involving multiple deaths and injuries arising out of air disasters, admiralty, and auto accidents.
Holly is fluent in English and Chinese including the Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghai and Taishan dialects.