Andrew is an Articled Student with an expected call date of May 2024. He is interested in corporate, commercial, and wills & estates law. Andrew draws on his past experience in IT, business, and community leadership to help clients with personal and corporate legal planning and execution. As an Articled Student, Andrew is authorized to practice law, give legal advice, and handle files under the supervision of a practicing lawyer. Andrew completed his J.D. in the United States in 2017, then after moving to BC, obtained his NCA certification from the Federation of Law Societies in March of 2023. During law school, Andrew served as prosecutor for the school Honor Court, as Head Representative for Lexis Nexis, and as Parliamentarian for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Andrew completed his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of South Carolina in 2013, majoring in criminology and minoring in business/economics. Andrew served three years as Operations Manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region. Andrew also served as Treasurer on the Strata Council of Encore at Bayview Place in Victoria. He looks forward to serving the Nanaimo community once his articles are completed.
Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys weightlifting, hiking, and kayaking, and is an avid fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His wife, Dr. Stefanie Yao, D.C. owns and operates Victoria Enhanced Sport and Spine in Victoria, BC.