Chia-yu Chiang grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and went on to obtain her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. Chia-yu then attended Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, graduating in 2015.
Chia-yu began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Millie M. Judge in Snohomish County Superior Court. Chia-yu has then worked in various roles during her career, handling a range of cases such as estate planning, probate, guardianships, property disputes and other general civil litigation. Just prior to joining Simmons Sweeney Freimund Smith Tardif PLLC, Chia-yu was a criminal prosecutor for the City of Anchorage and handled all aspects of misdemeanor matters.
Chia-yu has appeared in various courts and administrative proceedings, including district courts and superior courts, in both Washington and Alaska. Joining SSFST on March 8, 2021, Chia-yu has developed skills in all aspects of civil litigation, including discovery and depositions, dispositive motion practice, and mediation. At SSFST, Chia-yu is focusing on defending public entities, officials, and employees in high exposure tort lawsuits.