The Wake Law Office provides clients with personalized attention
and honest, experienced legal representation. All client calls and
emails are returned promptly. Some other law firms have legal assistants
handling much of the client contact. At the Wake Law Office, your
attorney will be accessible and responsive to your needs.
Please note that contacting the firm does not create an
attorney-client relationship. The firm is not retained until a
prospective client has met with the attorney, executed a legal
representation agreement, and provided payment in accordance with the
agreement. Consultations are by appointment only, and the initial
consultation fee is $200.00 for up to one hour. Weekend and
evening appointments are usually available. We accept cash,
checks, and credit cards.
B.A., University of California at Berkeley,
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2000
Bar Memberships: North Carolina, Virginia
Admitted to practice in state and federal courts
Judy Tseng is the founder and owner of the Wake Law Office. Born in Chicago and raised in Georgia, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley and received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund Fellowship and was an editor of the
Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.
Ms. Tseng began her legal career with a Washington, D.C. area law firm, handling business litigation, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and other complex litigation cases. In May 2001, she joined a law firm in downtown Raleigh, where she handled workers' compensation, employment law, civil rights, personal injury, family law, professional malpractice, and contract cases. In May 2003, she joined a firm in Durham, focusing on employment law, workers' compensation, SSDI appeals, family law, and general civil litigation. The Wake Law Office was established in May 2006, serving primarily the Wake County area.
Areas of practice include employment law, family law, general civil litigation, and collaborative divorce.
Since March 2012, Ms. Tseng has been certified as a Superior Court mediator through the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. She welcomes the opportunity to mediate cases involving all civil matters and has experience mediating divorce cases. She expects to be additionally certified as a Family Financial Mediator before the end of the year.
Community involvement: North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2001 – present: Employment Law Division Membership Chair, 2007-2009. Family Law Division Membership Co-Chair, 2007-2009. Hispanic/Latino Issues Division member. Recipient of NCAJ Order of Service Awards in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011. North Carolina Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals member, 2011 – present. International Academy of Collaborative Professionals member, 2011 – present. National Association of Asian American Professionals-North Carolina, Boardmember, 2003-2008, and President, 2002-2003. Asian Pacific American Bar Association-North Carolina chapter, Founder and Chair, 2002-2005. NCAJ Mock Trial Co-Coach for Raleigh Charter High School, 2008-2009. North Carolina Bar Association: Minorities in the Profession Committee, 2005-2009; Hmong Legal Assistance Committee, 2003-2006; Bar Exam Clinic volunteer, 2002-2009; Ask a Lawyer Day volunteer: Hickory, 2005; Cary, 2007; Raleigh, 2008; Wills for Heroes, 2008. Durham/Orange County Women Attorneys, Board member, 2004-2006. Prisoner Legal Services Free Legal Clinic volunteer, 2009. Interact & Legal Aid Domestic Violence Program on-call volunteer, 2007-2009. The Peoples Channel, Co-Producer and Co-Host of Asian American Focus, Chapel Hill, 2001-2008. American Civil Liberties Union- North Carolina Chapter, Boardmember and Secretary, 2006-2008. Skating Club of North Carolina, Boardmember and Test Chair, 2004-2009.
Speaking engagements: North Carolina Central University Law School Lunchtime Series, 2009; NC Bar Association Bar Exam Clinic, 2008; North Carolina Advocates for Justice Employment Law Continuing Legal Education speaker, “Workplace Retaliation Cases after Burlington Northern,” 2007. UNC School of Law, 2007, Professional Responsibility guest speaker, 2008. Triangle Area Chinese American Society, 2007. National Black Law Students Association Conference, 2006. North Carolina Bar Association high school conference at Elon University, 2006. Asian Pacific American Community Forum, Chapel Hill, 2005. Meredith College, 2005. ECASU Conference at Duke University, 2005. Asian Students Association at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005. NAAAP-NC Financial Seminar at Fuqua School of Business, 2003. IBM Diversity Group lunch seminar on employment law, 2002.
Additional training: Commonwealth Mediation Group Collaborative Divorce Training, 2011. Mediation, Inc. 40-hour Superior Court Mediation Certification Course, 2011. Carolina Dispute Settlement Services Family Financial Mediation Certification Course, 2011. Academia de Columbus Spanish Immersion Program, Heredia, Costa Rica, 2006. Evening Spanish courses at Duke University and Durham Tech, 2004-2006. Raleigh Chinese Language School, Adult Conversational Class III, 2007-2009. Association of Trial Lawyers of America Trial Advocacy College, 2004.
Ms. Iyer graduated from Raleigh Charter High School and is currently
enrolled at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is majoring
in Public Policy Analysis and double minoring in Spanish and Cognitive
Science. Rashmi has won numerous best attorney and best witness awards at
the regional and state levels through the Wade Edwards Mock Trial program
sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association, and at the national level
through the American Mock Trial Association.
Ellinger works part-time at the Wake Law Office as a legal assistant while
pursuing a degree in Political Science. Originally from
Massachusetts, he hopes to attend law school in the future.