Yaqi (“Angela”) Xie, Esq., is an Associate Attorney specializing in Labor & Employment law with a focus on FEHA discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and Labor Code whistleblower cases. With years of legal practice under her belt, Angela brings a wealth of experience to Wilshire Law Firm. Serving as a Summer Law Clerk at LA Superior Court and a Law Clerk at Bentley & More LLP, for a year, before being admitted to the bar.
Angela’s educational background includes a double major in Chinese Law and English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, an LLM from Cornell Law School, and a JD from the University of California Irvine School of Law. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).
One of Angela’s prominent legal achievements involved successfully navigating a challenging case where her client faced a fabricated history of poor performance with scant evidence and witnesses. Through strategic use of witness depositions, Angela skillfully exposed contradictions, unraveling the employer’s deceit and securing a six-figure settlement in what initially seemed an unwinnable case.
Angela’s professional philosophy revolves around a commitment to justice, dedication to the intricacies of each case, and a belief in the transformative power of legal advocacy. She is not just seeking legal resolutions but aims for a profound impact on the lives she touches, advocating for fairness and truth.
Inspired by a passion for promoting feminism and LGBTQ+ rights during her college years, Angela views her role as an attorney as a powerful platform for translating ideals into action, championing justice, equality, and the rights of marginalized communities.
Angela’s personal quote reflects her commitment to making a meaningful impact.
“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time”- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Outside of the law, she enjoys flower arrangement, exploring parks and museums with her daughter, traveling, and watching Quentin Tarantino movies. Angela is also dedicated to community involvement, volunteering, and participating in pro bono work to contribute positively to the local community.