Yuka is an associate in Taft’s Commercial Litigation group, where she advises individuals and businesses on all manners of commercial disputes, including real estate matters and receiverships.

Prior to the combination with Taft, Yuka was a summer associate at Briggs and Morgan for two summers. Yuka earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in May 2020. While in law school, she worked in many roles that included being the Student Director for the Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic and Office of Advancement Law Student Program Assistant. She also participated in the Law School’s International Moot Court.

Yuka is a native Japanese speaker and is a Russian conversationalist.


  • Honoree, Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Bankruptcy: Business (2024)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch,” Construction Law, Litigation – Real Estate (2024)

  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award


All Service Areas


  • University of Minnesota Law School (2020)


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017)

    B.A., History, International Studies, and Russian Language


  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association


  • Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Minnesota Law AluMNae Network Board

    Young Alumnae Co-Chair

  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

    Emerging Leaders Group Representative

  • UW-Madison Department of History Board of Visitors


  • UW-Madison Recent Grad Council