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Samuel H. You, Esq.

Founding Partner


St. Louis University School of Law

J.D., 2010

William C. Wefel Certification in Labor & Employment Law; Dean's Choice Scholar


University of California, Davis

B.A., 2005

U.C. Regents Scholar

UCD Pre-Law Scholar

Samuel "Sung" You, Esq., is the other founding member of RO & YOU LLP. He concentrates his practice in the defense of workers’ compensation claims with a focus on providing advice & counsel and representation to Employers, Insurance Companies, Third Party Administrators and Government Agencies in areas of employer liability matters, California labor practices, workers’ compensation strategy, risk management and third-party subrogation rights.  


With experience in both California and Missouri, Mr. You has handled all aspects of litigation, including numerous Hearings, Depositions, Trials and Appeals.  He places special emphasis on mitigating risks for the clients and minimizing potential exposure through comprehensive evaluation of the clients’ practices. Mr. You has also successfully defended California Labor Code §132(a) and Serious & Willful claims for employers.  


Mr. You has successfully represented numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as national insurance companies. 


Professional Background

Prior to RO & YOU LLP, Mr. You was an Associate Attorney at a national AMLAW 200 firm providing defense representation to various self-insured employers and insurance clients. Prior to that, Mr. You served as Assistant Attorney General of Missouri in the Labor & Employment division in charge of nearly 1,000 claims for over 90 State Department Agencies & Officers.  Mr. You has also successfully argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals and Missouri Labor Industrial Relations Commission. 


Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Korean American Bar Association - Southern California - President, 2024

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 

  • California Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Board of Governor 

  • International Association of Korean Lawyers - Regional Governor

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles - Board of Governor

  • Missouri Asian American Bar Association


Professional Accomplishments

  • Super Lawyers® - Rising Star 2020, 2021, 2022

  • NAPABA 2018-2019 Leadership Advancement Fellow

  • Appellate cases successfully argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District - Moore v. Treasurer of Missouri (ED97248); Buhlinger v. Treasurer of Missouri (ED97864).

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis - Spirit of Justice Award, 2009

  • Missouri Asian American Bar Association - Public Interest Fellowship Award, 2008



Fluent in Korean


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