H. Shinny Liu


Trusts & Estates; Probate & Trust Administration

Ms. Liu is an associate in Berliner Cohen’s Estate Planning Group. Ms. Liu counsels individuals and families on estate planning, estate administration, and probate administration.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Liu served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Cain of the Santa Clara County Superior Court in the Probate Department.  She also externed at the Sixth District Court of Appeal for the Honorable Justice Nathan Mihara, and at the Santa Clara County Superior Court for the Honorable Jacqueline Arroyo. Before law school, Ms. Liu worked in finance and business operations for multinational corporations, including Yahoo! Inc.

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California


  • American Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association Silicon Valley
  • STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners)
  • Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA), Board of Directors
  • Phi Alpha Delta


  • Mandarin Chinese


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, with honors, 2015
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Production Editor
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Political Economy of Industrial Societies, 2002


  • Born in Taiwan
  • Interests include hiking, cycling, and reading