“David” Ling Y. Kuang graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Economics, from University of California, Davis. He then earned a J.D. from Golden Gate University, School of Law in 2013. Prior to starting at Audet & Partners, LLP, David gained a wide breadth of experience working as the summer judicial extern for Associate Justice Nathan D. Mihara in the Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District; as the judicial clerk for the Honorable Sharon D. Melloy in the Hong Kong District Courts; as the judicial extern for Presiding Judge Thang N. Barrett in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County; and as Pacific Gas & Electric, Co.’s in-house law department intern.
While in law school, David also participated as the external editor for Boalt Hall’s Asian American Law Journal; as an associate editor for Golden Gate’s Environmental Law Journal; as a board member for the Moot Court Board; as a teaching assistant for Professor Helen Chang; and as chapter President for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). Balancing scholastic achievement with extracurricular activity, David achieved the Witkin Award for Excellence in legal writing and research, received the Faculty Merit Scholarship every eligible year, and placed onto the Dean’s List.
David also remained steadfast in his commitment to justice and contribution to communities in need. He was inducted into the Pro Bono Honor Society, nominated for the Paul S. Jordan Award for service and contribution, participated on the Planning Committee for the 39th and 40th Asian Law Caucus Annual Event, volunteered his time to legal aid clinics organized by Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, California Rural Legal Assistance and Legal Aid of Marin; and worked with indigent incarcerated clients through San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Prisoner Legal Services.
David is admitted to practice in the state of California. He is also fluent in Cantonese and conversational Mandarin.