Sonia Salinas is a Senior Attorney at Andrade Gonzalez LLP, a boutique litigation firm located in Downtown Los Angeles. She focuses on representing public entities, corporations and individuals in complicated business disputes. Her practice includes general commercial litigation, complex and mass tort litigation, insurance recovery disputes, and appeals and writs.
Sonia graduated from Loyola Law School, cum laude, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, a member and articles editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and a Sayre MacNeil Scholar. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Law & Society, with honors, from the University of California, Riverside.
Sonia began her legal career as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California. She then joined the Los Angeles offices of Foley & Lardner, LLP where she focused on commercial litigation matters, successfully litigating matters involving contract disputes, fraud claims, intellectual property, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, employment discrimination, consumer banking issues, and a wide variety of unfair business practice claims. She has advised and represented public entities, multi-national corporations and banks, Latin-American companies, hospital systems, healthcare providers, not-for-profit entities, as well as, small businesses and individuals. Sonia has also represented clients in white collar criminal matters and civil asset forfeiture proceedings.
In addition to serving on the Board of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, she is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and the Mexican American Bar Association and has provided pro bono services to numerous clients, through organizations including the Alliance for Children’s Rights, the Disability Rights Legal Center, and the California Innocence Project. Prior to her legal career, Sonia was a Children’s Social Worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.