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You will read my review and think to yourself that I'm either, A) a family member of Sophia's, or B) a life long friend. I am neither. The first day I met Sophia was in her office the day I decided to retain her. I seriously consider it one of the best days of my life because she helped me fight for my son (and win)! I will be able to make many great memories with my son as he grows up and Sophia is the reason why.
This is how I crossed paths with Sophia. I spoke to my cousin who works in a law firm in Seattle. She referred me to a family law attorney that was "the best in his field". He works out of Seattle, I needed an attorney in Pierce County. He referred three attorneys to me. Two were his previous co-workers/schoolmates and the third was Sophia. He had gone up against Sophia in a case a year or two earlier. He told me....."Sophia is awesome, she defeated me in a case previously and it's clear she is a great attorney". That was enough for me. When your "opponent" recommends you, especially after being defeated, because of the quality of the work that was done that speaks volumes in my opinion.
From day 1 Sophia couldn't have been any better for me and my case. I'm a 42 year old male that was fighting for custody of my three year old son. I'm big into communication and she couldn't have been more engaging during the process. I asked her a lot of questions and she would answer them in a way that I not only could understand, but in a way that showed me her thought process to get us to where we needed to be in my case. She would respond promptly. Not once was I frustrated waiting to hear back from her. Sophia gets an A+ for communication and being responsive in my opinion. This might not interest some people, but I appreciated it. Sophia was never once interested in disrespecting my son's mother (and with what my son's mother has done to me, she could have easily done so) it was always about highlighting my strengths as a father, but most importantly showing the judge what was in the best interest of my son.
Regarding her knowledge, let's just say, when you are in a room with her, you won't be the smartest person in the room. ha, ha. All kidding aside, Sophia would ask my opinions/thoughts for specific topics in my case and she would then present to me some different options and ideas of what we should do to get there. If I suggested something that I thought would make me look good (help my case) in front of the judge when in fact it wouldn't Sophia would explain why. Once again other A+
for her. And.......Sophia is very funny. She's hilarious. She made me laugh on several occasions.
I've always thought the words attorney and trustworthy shouldn't be used in the same sentence. I've had a bad experience with another Tacoma area attorney and he was less trustworthy than the person I was going up against in my case. Anyway, let's just say that Sophia's picture should be next to the word trustworthy in the dictionary.
As I said before, the day I met Sophia will impact me and my son's life forever. I never once felt like Sophia was doing this to "earn a paycheck". I felt like my fight for my son was important to her. I can't say enough great things about Sophia. Whatever negative thoughts you have of attorney's, disregard them when it comes to Sophia. If you are looking to retain an attorney and she is one of them you are choosing between, don't make a mistake and not choose her. I can promise you, whomever else you hire, won't be as great as Sophia is. And when you do hire her, you can come back here and thank me when you write your review of her. :)
Sophia is a knowledgable and understanding attorney. She helped our family every step of the way. We will always use her in the future.
Attorney's are susceptible to succumbing to shortcuts, borderline unethical practices, unprofessional aggressive behavior and intentionally causing high conflict situations in otherwise unnecessarily typical dissolution cases. Sophia will have none of it!
I am thankful to have randomly found Sophia and her representation has been stellar. She has gained my trust as a client during her representation in an atypical dissolution case.
Her desire to adhere to the practice of law and the professional responsibility necessary to achieve the desired goal of working in her clients interests are evident in Sophia's conduct with me; opposing counsel and before the bench. Her diligent work and uncanny ability to remember the facts and history involved in each of her clients cases she is avidly devoted to are indicative of an attorney who continuously strives and has earned the reputation desperately needed in family law.
Towards the end of my divorce about a month before pretrial, I was forced to find another attorney.... Luckily I found Sophia. She was such a breath of fresh air! Luckily things ended up in my favor and we did not end up in trial. But she was so professional and down to earth. Always attentive and has great communications!