Marsha Yasuda is an associate in the Los Angeles office specializing in litigation. She has experience in defensive civil litigation and military law and has tried both criminal and civil cases in federal court.
Prior to joining Aleshire and Wynder, Ms. Yasuda was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Central District of California, where she defended the federal government and its agencies and employees in civil actions. She litigated cases involving claims of personal injury; medical malpractice; employment discrimination and harassment; excessive force; injunctive relief; and habeas relief. She also represented federal employees in Bivens actions. She has worked with and deposed experts in the fields of medical surgery, neurology, psychiatry, medical billing, financial analysis, accident reconstruction, and vocational rehabilitation. She was solo defense counsel in a civil federal trial, successfully argued motions to dismiss and for summary judgment in federal court, and successfully briefed a case before the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Yasuda also served on active duty with the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate General. She was stationed throughout the world, including Germany and Iraq, and advised commanders on various areas of the law; provided legal assistance to military members, including drafting last wills and testaments; and both prosecuted and defended military members in criminal trials (i.e., courts martial) and administrative discharge boards.