Sonia Salinas is a senior counsel and commercial litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she has litigated cases in both state and federal courts and represented clients in a wide variety of fraud, misappropriation, and breach-of-contract disputes. Ms. Salinas has also represented clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in shareholder derivative suits and financial services litigation.
Her practice includes representation of Latin American companies and individuals in civil and/or criminal matters pending in the United States. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Latin America Practices. Ms. Salinas is actively committed to pro bono representation which includes work for the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the California Innocence Project.
Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Salinas was a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California. Ms. Salinas earned her law degree from Loyola Law School (J.D., cum laude), where she was elected to Order of the Coif, and was a member and articles editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. While at Loyola, Ms. Salinas received a Foundation of the State Bar of California Scholarship, and a Loyola Law School Academic Scholarship. Ms. Salinas was member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, and a Sayre MacNeil Scholar. She is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside (B.S., with honors).
Ms. Salinas is a Southern California native and currently resides in Downtown Los Angeles with her husband, Jared, and her daughter, Una Antonia.