Yi W.

Estate Litigation



T: 516-227-0613

About Yi

Yi W. Stewart is a trusts and estates litigation associate. She performs pretrial discovery, conducts legal research, and prepares motions and memoranda of law for litigated Surrogate’s Court proceedings.

Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Yi served as associate law clerk to the Hon. Rita Mella for three years in New York County Surrogate’s Court, where she assisted the Surrogate with decisions on typical contested probate and accounting matters, complex issues of will construction and reformation, as well as novel issues such as a fiduciary’s authority to administer digital assets stored in Google and Apple accounts.

At law school, Yi advocated for the rights of the elderly and people with disabilities as a student attorney at the elder law clinic and a research assistant to the Hon. Kristin Booth Glen.


Yi is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

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  • City University of New York School of Law
  • Wesleyan College

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Affiliations & Appointments

  • 2022 Supreme Court Independent Judicial Screening Panel
  • New York City Bar Association, Surrogate's Court Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Committee (Co-Chair)
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Asian American Bar Association of New York Creates New Trusts & Estates Committee Co-Chaired by Yi Stewart

Congratulations to Yi Stewart on her contributions to the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) on the formation…

September 19, 2023

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Manhattan Dems Announce the 2022 Supreme Court Independent Judicial Screening Panel

The New York County Democratic Committee previously announced the formation of an Independent Screening Panel. As an update, the screening panel…

June 22, 2022

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Press Releases

Former NY County Surrogate’s Court Associate Law Clerk Yi W. Stewart Joins Farrell Fritz

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Yi W. Stewart to the firm. Yi joins as a trusts & estates litigation…

September 23, 2019

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