APABA-PA Leadership



After evaluating the nominations submitted for Officer and Executive Committee positions, the APABA-PA Board Governance Committee has issued a slate of recommended candidates for the membership to consider.  APABA-PA will hold its End-of-the-Year General Membership Meeting in December 2014, when the membership will vote on the slate of candidates.  The date, time, and location of the meeting will be announced shortly.  


2015 Slate of Officers and Excutive Committee




Rahat Babar




Su Ming Yeh




Lindsay S. Kim Chung




Bryan Tham

Corresponding Secretary



Djung Tran

Recording Secretary



Stacy Ip-Mo




Keith Lee

Assistant Treasurer





Suzan Chau


John Encarnacion works at White and Williams LLP, where he practices in the field of insurance subrogation and commercial litigation.  He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania since 2000.  Additionally, John is a Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors and is on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia VIP and the Leadership Board of the Villanova University School of Law Minority Alumni Society.  John was one of 30 Pennsylvania attorneys honored by The Legal Intelligencer and a panel of judges throughout the state as "Lawyers on the Fast Track" for 2010.  He enjoys running, snowboarding and frequenting Philadelphia’s many fine restaurants and bars.


John S. Han serves in the United States Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Gang Section in Washington, D.C. In this position, he investigates and prosecutes major federal RICO cases involving national and international organized crime groups. In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Han received the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for superior sustained performance of duty. In 2009, Mr. Han received the ATF National Honor Award for the successful RICO prosecution of 14 members and associates of the violent international criminal organization known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, in Nashville, Tennessee.


John Huh


Jacquie Huynh-Linenberg


Pearl Kim


Assistant D.A. Delaware County and cross-designated by Montgomery County D.A.;  active member of Community Outreach Committee.


Tsiwen Law


JuHwon Lee


Sophia Lee


Diana Lin


Evan Y. Liu, M.D., J.D., is a 2006 graduate of the Widener University School of Law as well as a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University/Jefferson Medical College 5-Year Cooperative Program. Prior to being admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Dr. Liu was a 15-year veteran of full time Emergency Medicine practice in the Delaware Valley and has been a board certified Family Practitioner. He has completed an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Family Medicine, and was the Assistant Director of Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department.


In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Liu was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine.


Helen Mountain


Richard Ramones


Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard F. Wells; active member of Community Outreach Committee for several years, and member of Policy Committee.


Bryan Tham


Djung Tran is the principal at Tran Law Associates, a firm that concentrates on immigration and family law.  Djung’s other legal experiences include representing victims and survivors of domestic violence in a non-profit setting, and representing local government in land use, development and zoning matters, and in drafting ordinances.  Djung is a past chair of the Community Outreach Committee of APABA-PA, where she served with the goal of increasing local APA community members’ understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities, connecting APAs with available legal resources, and drawing attention to injustices committed against APAs.


Suzanne Young


Kay Kyungsun Yu


Winston Yuan



Erica Smith-Klocek


Jennifer Lin



Ms. Tsai is a business litigation partner at the Philadelphia office of Archer & Greiner, P.C. with a practice concentrating in ethics and regulatory compliance. Ms. Tsai also advises international clients on emerging business litigation and compliance issues.  Ms. Tsai was appointed to Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission to help reshape the City's ability to facilitate sustainable growth. Ms. Tsai re-entered private practice after serving as Chair of Administrative Law at the City of Philadelphia Law Department from 2000-2003.  Ms. Tsai is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania , New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States. 


Deborah Hong is a partner in the Business Department of the law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she serves as Vice Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2010, Ms. Hong was named a recipient of the Best Under 40 award by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Ms. Hong is the immediate past President and current Executive Committee Member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Trustees for The Center for Literacy.

  May Mon Post (ex-officio)

Kay Kyungsun Yu is the Chairperson of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.  In July 2008, Mayor Michael A. Nutter appointed Kay to serve and in March 2009, she became the first Asian American to chair the Commission.  On March 1, 2011, the Commission released its report, “Widening the Circle of Our Concern: Public Perceptions of the School District of Philadelphia’s Response to Intergroup Conflicts.”  Also in March 2011, City Council passed landmark legislation overhauling and expanding the protections of Philadelphia's civil rights law.  A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Kay began practicing in 1993.  While in private practice until August 2010, Kay focused on ERISA litigation.  Kay is a five-time finisher of IronMan distance triathlons and is an avid marathoner.

Liaisons to Executive Committee

Student Liaison


Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Liaison

Winston Yuan

Western Pennsylvania Liaison TBA
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