Yolanda is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Wake Forest Law School and the lead attorney at the law firm, Yolanda L. Taylor Law Firm, PLLC d/b/a The Center for Community Law and Equity. She practices in the areas of Housing Justice, Health Equity, Affordable Housing and Community Economic Development law. As an adjunct professor of law, she teaches law through the lens of justice in America and how justice relates to concepts like, “Power,” and “Oppression.” Her students engage in community lawyering that supports grassroots residents and their social movements. She helps students build a lens for racial justice equity while they use their legal skills to support residents’ push against inequitable zoning, gentrification, and development in their neighborhoods.
She resides in Wake Forest, NC with her husband Eugene Taylor, daughters Sasha (8), Chloe (10), along with their Lab-Pit, Trevor. During her spare time, she serves as a founding board member of Rolesville Charter Academy, and as the Vice Chair of the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County. She recently transitioned from her role as an Executive Board Member with the Wilson Arts Council d/b/a Wilson Arts. In the past she has served on the boards of the NC Association of Women Attorneys and the Wake County Women Attorneys Association.