Yi Lin Zheng

Yi Lin Zheng

Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 385-7170
(702) 385-2491
Yi Lin Zheng and John Momot comprise Las Vegas’s most formidable legal team, with a half-century’s combined legal experience between them. Yi Lin Zheng began working for John Momot as legal runner back when she was a college student at UNLV. Under John Momot’s mentorship and supervision, Yi Lin Zheng rose in the ranks to receptionist, legal assistant, office manager, law clerk, associate attorney, and now a law partner. Throughout Clark County’s legal community, Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Yi Lin Zheng has earned a reputation for reasoned analysis, aggressive negotiation, efficient litigation, and zealous advocacy. Nevada judges know Yi Lin Zheng as an effective and ethical trial attorney, though she also maintains an excellent record of favorably settling cases without going to trial at all. As a testament to her preeminent professional standing, Yi Lin Zheng is one of the few attorneys to have been accepted into the Southern District of Nevada's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel. This means that she is part of an exclusive pool of private attorneys which federal judges entrust special cases to. This vote of confidence by the judiciary reflects Yi Lin Zheng's determination to provide each and every one of her clients the finest defense possible. Yi Lin Zheng holds the additional distinction of being one of the only Nevada lawyers fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English, and she feels privileged to be able to represent her Chinese-speaking clientele.

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 2007


  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • B.S. - 2003
    • Major: Hotel Administration
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Communication Studies


  • Cantonese Chinese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English