Ms. Yamashita-Iida is a lifelong native of the South Bay. After attending North Torrance High School, she graduated from Loyola Marymount University magna cum laude as a Valedictorian Finalist and Leadership Scholar.
From there, she received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School's 2-year accelerated SCALE Program and wrote for the Journal of International Law Honors program.
Ms. Yamashita-Iida is an active member of the Japanese American Bar Association and is currently serving as a Kizuna fellow on the Board of Directors for the Go For Broke National Educational Center. In addition, she regularly contributes articles to the JACL's Pacific Citizen newspaper.
Here at Elder Law Services, Ms. Yamashita-Iida is the head of the Estate Planning Department, where she handles the creation of Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and other ancillary documents. She also concentrates on the qualification and application for long-term care Medi-Cal benefits.
When she's not working, Ms. Yamashita-Iida enjoys going to Mammoth with her fiancé and their two German Shepherds to hike, ski, and fish. She is also an avid hula dancer who performed and competed all around the world for 20+ years. She is an annual competitor at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, Hawai'i and has most notably performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Osaka-jō Hall in Japan.