Esther Lin

Of Counsel

esther.lin@bbklaw.com

Tel: (949) 263-2612

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At a Glance

Esther focuses on public agency acquisitions, including eminent domain and inverse condemnation litigation.

She is an experienced litigator with more than 12 jury trials.

Esther is involved in several volunteer programs, including the Orange County Bar Association and Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter.

Esther Lin’s practice focuses on public agency acquisitions, including eminent domain and inverse condemnation litigation. Esther previously served as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, gaining significant jury trial experience. Esther represents public agencies throughout California on a wide variety of public acquisitions projects for cities, counties and transportation agencies in eminent domain-related matters.
 
Esther has litigated multi-million dollar public projects from resolutions of necessity through final judgment. Her role includes pre-condemnation offers of compensation preparation and processing, filing eminent domain complaints, drafting and arguing motions for prejudgment possessions and conducting depositions. She has negotiated and drafted right of way contracts with property owners, business owners and utility companies in connection with railroad grade separation projects, freeway expansion projects and other public improvement projects.
 
Esther is admitted to the United States Supreme Court. She is the State Bar of California’s Bar Examiners Committee vice chair and was recently appointed to serve on the American Bar Association House of Delegates. She previously served on the State Bar of California’s Law School Council and Rules Advisory Committee. Outside of the legal profession, she is a volunteer wish granter and speaker for Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter. Esther is an avid distance runner and spends her free time training Brazilian jiu jitsu.
 
Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., business economics, magna cum laude


Admissions

  • California

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