Overview

Taylor Tang is an associate at Cotchett, Pitre, & McCarthy, LLP.

Taylor received her J.D. from the University of Golden Gate, School of Law. Passionate about social justice, Taylor interned at the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender, where she created the Clean Slate Program intern training guide, helped clients clear their criminal records through the Clean Slate program, and appeared in court as a certified law student. Taylor is the first person in her family to go to law school. 

Taylor attended her first year of law school at University of San Francisco, where she entered on a full scholarship. Taylor was a founding member of the Pro Bono Student Organization and active with the Black Law Student Association.  At Golden Gate, Taylor continued her involvement with the Black Law Student Association, received the CALI award in Evidence, and was a student clinician in the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic.

Prior to law school, Taylor graduated magna cum laude with her Associate’s Degree from College of San Mateo. During her time there she was voted the first inaugural president of the Umoja Club, a support to the Umoja Curriculum, and safe space for Black students that provided tutoring and put on student events. She was a speaker at the Umoja graduation ceremony in 2018 and 2019. She continues to speak to classes at College of San Mateo upon request.

Taylor graduated early from San Francisco State University cum laude where she received her B.A. in Criminal Justice. During her time there, Taylor was a judicial intern for the late Superior Court Judge Honorable Sharon Chatman in Santa Clara.

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Education

College of San Mateo, A.A. Administration of Justice, magna cum laude, 2015

San Francisco State University, B.A. Criminal Justice Studies, cum laude, 2016

University of San Francisco School of Law, 2017-2018

Golden Gate University School of Law, 2020

Clerkships

  • Judicial Intern at Santa Clara County Superior Court under the Honorable Judge Sharon Chatman 2015-2017
  • Intern at the SF Office of the Public Defender Summer 2018
  • Certified Law Clerk at the SF Office of the Public Defender Summer 2019
  • Student Clinician at Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic of Golden Gate Fall 2019
  • Clerk at Irod Law criminal defense firm in SF Fall 2021

Admissions

  • California
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