Flora Yu

Associate/Class Actions, Commercial Litigation


Flora Yu is an associate lawyer at Waddell Phillips. Since joining our firm as a second-year summer student, she has been practising primarily in state/police accountability, defamation, commercial litigation, and class actions. From her time at Waddell Phillips and her previous experience at another leading litigation firm, she has established herself as a trial veteran who takes her professional integrity and client service seriously.

As a graduate of the McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Flora is proficient in both the common law and the Civil Code of Québec. During her time at law school, she taught a full-credit course entitled “Legal Reasoning and Persuasion” to help law students develop effective strategies and techniques for legal advocacy. Flora competed in the Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot and served as Senior Advocate at Student Advocacy, where she used her legal skills to represent and advise students in disputes with the university administration. She also served as Senior Editor of the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law.

In 2021, Flora was awarded the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers’ Omatsu Scholarship in recognition of her achievements.

Flora prides herself in being an adept problem-solver and a reliable team player. She is passionate about social justice, access to justice, and empowering fellow women in the profession.

Prior to law, Flora has professional experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

Flora speaks English, French, and Cantonese.

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2022
  • McGill University – B.C.L./J.D. (2020)
  • University of Toronto – M.T.S.D. (2016)
  • University of Waterloo – B.A. (Honours Arts and Business with Joint Honours French/Political Science) (2014)
  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Group of Racialized Ontario Women Litigators (GROWL)
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario