Education

J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Esther Shek is a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, where she focuses on antitrust & global competition, securities litigation, consumer protection and class actions. 

Ms. Shek earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles where she studied Psychology.  While at UCLA, she was named a “Goodwill Ambassador” by the City of Los Angeles.  After college, she returned to her home town and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law.  While at USF, she was the chair of several committees of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.  During her second year of law school, she taught a semester of “Street Law” to inner city high school students at Balboa High School.  In addition, after taking the bar exam, she was asked by The State Bar of California to be a bar grader for several years. 

Prior to CPM, Ms. Shek worked at Wood Robbins, LLP, a litigation firm practicing in the areas of real estate, employment, intellectual property, general commercial and professional liability litigation.  Prior to Wood Robbins, Ms. Shek worked at an insurance defense litigation firm, Bledsoe Diestel Treppa & Crane LLP (formerly Bledsoe Cathcart Diestel Pedersen & Treppa LLP), where she practiced in the areas of landlord/tenant litigation, real estate and construction litigation, personal injury and premises liability, products liability, neighbor disputes, and business and employment litigation.  

Ms. Shek served as the Chair of the Asian American Bar Association’s (AABA) Membership Committee where she doubled membership the year she served as chair.  She was also the Chair of AABA’s Social Committee where she originated events that they still maintain today.  From 2012 through the present, Ms. Shek serves as a judge pro tem for the San Francisco Superior Court.

Ms. Shek is a member of the American Bar Association, the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Professional Affiliations

San Mateo County Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Consumer Attorneys of California