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Overview

Sophia defends business and real estate clients in complex commercial litigation, with an eye toward business goals and future needs.

Sophia was six years old when her father decided to start his own business, and she spent her life watching him build a successful enterprise from the ground up. She saw first-hand the hard work, energy and capital it took to make a business profitable and help it reach its goals. With a love for public speaking and advocacy, Sophia knew that she would become an attorney and help serve people just like her father.

A five-time regional and national moot court champion, Sophia developed her advocacy skills in law school, winning multiple best speaker and best brief awards along the way. She finds joy in advocating for clients and developing effective litigation strategies, as well as the fast pace of litigation and trial work. Most importantly, Sophia believes that a lawyer is very much a part of a business’s team. She takes pride in her role on the litigation team, supporting clients in a way that serves their needs and matches their corporate values.

Sophia has been described as a juggernaut when approaching client problems: whatever the issue, she is ready to find a solution that serves the client’s needs. She is a strategic attorney who plans precisely and meticulously, staying far ahead of the opposition. However, what clients value most is her personalized approach to their cases. Sophia cares deeply about clients and their businesses and aims to develop a personal relationship with each one, drawing on her own life experiences. Her goal is always to match her strategy to the client’s goals and business needs, and she takes a long-term view of matters, ensuring that her approach to a case positions the client for future success.


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Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2023

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law
    • St. Mary’s Law Review, Senior Associate Editor
    • National Moot Court Team, Team Captain
  • B.A., Texas State University

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • South Asian Bar Association, President-Elect
  • Houston Bar Association, Gender and Fairness Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee
  • Coalition of Diverse Houston Bar Associations
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Experience
  • Represented clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including catastrophic personal injury cases, oil and gas issues, real estate disputes, insurance defense, medical malpractice, employment disputes, wrongful death, premises liability and commercial litigation cases.
  • Manage high-volume caseload in multiple counties across Texas in both state and federal court.
  • Argue motions before state and federal judges at hearings and trial, and routinely handle mediation.
  • Develop legal strategies and creative approaches to resolving disputes and assessing and managing risk.
  • Prepare pleadings, discovery, discovery motions, dispositive motions and appellate briefs in state and federal court.
  • Research and prepare analyses of complex legal issues to provide advice to clients.
Outside the Office

Sophia stays busy outside the office: she likes to stay physically active, whether boxing, fencing or dancing and has even danced at Houston Rockets pregame and half-time shows. In addition, she serves as a guest analyst for various local and national news stations on a variety of legal topics. Sophia also enjoys cooking and loves to travel, with Paris as a favorite destination, and she’s fascinated by art history and runs an Instagram account on the subject.

She also spends as much time as possible with her son, whom she describes as eight going on 45.

Community Leadership

Sophia is deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, serving in various positions with multiple organizations and associations promoting diversity in the legal profession. She works extensively with the startup Diverse Pro, which aims to helps clients find diverse professionals.

Sophia also volunteers with Momentum Education, which provides support and opportunities for first-generation, low-income students.

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