Yvonne Troya

Clinical Professor of Law and Legal Director, Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors


Yvonne Troya the founding Legal Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS). MLPS is a collaboration between UC Law SF College of the Law, and the UCSF and San Francisco VA Medical Centers whereby law students work closely with medical providers to provide holistic legal services for older adult patients. MLPS has been recognized for its innovative approach to legal services for older adults.

Yvonne previously served as a Supervising Attorney in the Health Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center, a clinic of UC Berkeley Law School. While there, Yvonne worked in two medical-legal partnerships serving low-income adults with HIV/AIDS and families seen at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She was also involved in the planning of a law school-based medical-legal partnership in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Yvonne researches and writes about Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Her article, Exercising Control or Giving It Up? What Elder Law Attorneys Should Know About Continuing Care Retirement Communities, appeared in the Journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in Spring 2022. Yvonne is a member of the Continuing Care Retirement Community Task Force, convened by the California Department of Social Services in January 2021.

Yvonne holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law and her B.A. in Biology and Latin American Studies from Bowdoin College. She is fluent in Spanish and French.


  • UC Berkeley
    J.D., Law

  • Bowdoin College
    B.A., Biology and Latin American Studies