Yuriy Rubanov was born in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus. He came to the United States in 1994. In 2006 he graduated UC Berkeley with degrees in history and political science. In 2010 he obtained his law degree from the UCLA School of Law.
For most of his legal career, Yuriy worked with Bay Area Legal Aid to assist clients from low income communities. He specialized in housing law and public benefits. Currently, he is starting his practice in consumer bankruptcy.