Ms. Hart is a Senior Associate at Clarkson Law Firm, P.C. She has always had a passion for helping vulnerable individuals to access the justice system. After graduating with a J.D. as the Valedictorian of her class in 2015, Yana Hart volunteered countless hours with various legal clinics, including the San Diego Small Claims Legal Advisory, El Cajon legal clinic, and San Diego Appellate Clinic.
Prior to joining Clarkson Law Firm, Ms. Hart worked for a prominent class action law firm in San Diego, Hyde and Swigart APC (which subsequently merged with Kazerouni Law Group, APC). During that time, she has litigated over 300 of consumer cases (inclusive of class actions and complex individual cases), focusing on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, California Invasion of Privacy Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and many other federal and California consumer statutes. She was able to obtain numerous favorable decisions, published on Lexis and/or Westlaw.
Several of Ms. Hart’s legal articles were published. Her article “The Impact of Smith v. LoanMe on My Right to Privacy Against Recording Telephone Conversations” was published in the Gavel magazine by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in October 2020. On March 30, 2021, her article “Stopping Collection Abuses in Medical Debt” was published in Forum Magazine by the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Ms. Hart graduated with summa cum laude from Cabrini College in 2012 with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Hart is fluent in Russian.
Ms. Hart is admitted to the State Bars of California, Florida, and D.C. She is admitted in every district court in California, and the Ninth Circuit of Appeal.