David Yau represents WVD clients in the Orlando, Florida office. At WVD, he is a litigation associate focusing his practice on trademark and patent law cases, and assisting in various patent disputes, trademark disputes, and complex commercial litigation. David is Chinese-American and a Florida native who was born to two hardworking Chinese immigrants. Prior to joining WVD, David worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Orange County State Attorney’s Office for two and a half years, gaining valuable trial experience prosecuting criminal cases that spanned from misdemeanor crimes to violent felony offenses. During his tenure as a prosecutor, David argued countless motions at hearing and successfully prosecuted one of Orange County’s only completely virtual trials during the COVID-19 lockdown.
He graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with a Certificate in Intellectual Property in 2019. At UF Law, David served as the President of OUTLaw and Vice-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Book Award in Trial Practice. As a law student David also worked at a Tampa firm that specialized in cases involving ERISA and social security disability claims, and interned at a major Florida hospital’s legal services department.
Before entering law school, David graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, David was a research assistant in the UF Health-Smart Church Center Program and studied the effects of promoting and sustaining healthy behaviors on reducing health disparities among minority populations in Florida.
David is currently on the executive board of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association and a member of the Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association and Orange County Bar Association. In his free time he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his husband, Roger.