One thing is certain. Mesereau most definitely has very deep respect and admiration for his partner in law and justice, and rightfully so.
“Since the Michael Jackson trial, Susan has achieved a remarkable trial record in criminal and civil court. Of particular note to Michael Jackson fans is her victory on behalf of Madame Bongo, the former First Lady of Gabon, Africa,” said Mesereau.
“Madame Bongo, and her daughter, are close to the Jackson family and have stayed at the Hayvenhurst residence on numerous occasions. Susan represented Madame Bongo in a civil fraud trial after the Michael Jackson verdict. Madame Bongo was about to be defrauded out of her expensive mansion in Beverly Hills. Susan went into court and stopped the fraud.”
Unbelievably, Susan came face to face once again with someone who had done so much damage to her former client and friend, Michael Jackson.
Tom Mesereau shares, “She then represented Ms. Bongo in a trial where opposing counsel was Barry K. Rothman. Yes, this is the same Barry K. Rothman that represented Evan Chandler, the father of Jordie Chandler, in 1993. Susan won her trial against Barry K. Rothman and prevented Madame Bongo from being defrauded out of her home. The trial judge made a finding that fraud existed and awarded the verdict and judgment to Susan Yu and her client.”
Yu has received recognition and awards for her contributions to various community-based organizations and has been listed as one of the “Top 75 Women Litigators in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the leading legal newspaper in California
From the Mesereau and Yu website:
Over the years, Ms. Yu has successfully defended prominent clients in high-stakes cases, including: the late music legend, Michael Jackson; the former First Lady of Gabon, Africa (also the mother of the country’s current president, President Ali Bongo); actor Robert Blake; a prominent Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon before the California Medical board; a well-respected Radiologist; a successful Orthopedic Surgeon in Beverly Hills; a highly accomplished Corporate Lawyerin Los Angeles; the world’s largest home improvement retailer, Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.; the founder and former CEO of women’s knitwear, St. John Knits International, Inc.; the country’s highest grossing Real Estate Agent; one of the country’s top real estate companies, Coldwell Banker Realty; and a publicly traded, Texas-based Oil Pipeline Company.
Committed to excellence and strong dedication to her clients, Ms. Yu has consistently obtained outstanding results, both in and out of the court.
You can read more here: http://www.mesereauyu.com/?page_id=1146
Both Susan Yu and Tom Mesereau were a stellar law team that brought justice for Michael Jackson in the courtroom and overcame some heavy obstacles…a rabid media, so much deception, a family with an intent to extort. It’s wonderful to see Susan Yu getting some very well-deserved recognition from her law partner and someone so highly respected in the Michael Jackson fan community.
Congratulations Susan for all of your accomplishments and thank you so much for all you did for Michael! You, along with Tom Mesereau, made sure an innocent man was exhonerated. God Bless You both!