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About me

Though I grew up in the small town of Tonopah, Nevada, it is my pleasure to say that Kansas City has been my home for the past thirty years.  


After receiving my law degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City, it was my privilege to serve as a judicial law clerk at the Missouri Court of Appeals, for Judge Ronald Holliger.  Working for the Court provided me with valuable experience and solidified my broad understanding of the law and of the importance of legal procedure in the development of a case. 


My goal is to provide the best legal recourse under the law to those individuals who have been injured or treated unfairly by others.  Advocating on behalf of the injuried is an honor, and I am passionate about it.  I want to ensure that individuals who have been deprived of their life, well-being, or livelihood, due to another's intentional or negligent actions, receive fair and just compensation.  I do this out of a strong belief in the principles of equity and fairness, and a deep sense of satisfaction knowing my work has benefitted my clients in a meaningful way.



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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 35%
    17 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    17 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    17 years
  4. Employment: 15%
    9 years



Contingent (35-50%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Matthew James O'Laughlin

    Sophie is a highly skilled attorney with a first-rate legal mind. She cares deeply about her clients and correcting the injustices that have been done to them. I strongly, and without reservation, endorse and recommend her as an attorney.


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  • Amy P. Maloney

    Sophie is a sharp and strong advocate who takes great care with each of her clients to ensure that their rights are protected and that they understand the litigation process. She is a well-respected professional, who deeply comprehends the practical and technical aspects of the legal system. I recommend her without reservation.


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Contact info

Holman Schiavone, LLC

Ste. 810
4600 Madison Ave.
Kansas City, MO, 64112-1237


KSAuthorized to practice law200707/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers-Missouri & Kansas2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselHolman Schiavone, L.L.C.2007 - Present
Adjunct FacultyRockhurst University2010 - 2015
Adjunct FacultyKansas City Kansas Community College2003 - 2015
Solo practitionerSophie Woodworth2003 - 2007
AssociateSanders & Simpson2001 - 2003
Judicial Law ClerkMissouri Court of Appeals2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2012 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Kansas BarMember2007 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Association for Women LawyersMember2001 - Present
Missouri BarMember2000 - Present
Literacy Kansas CityVolunteer Tutor2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DiStefano v. St. GobainVerdict for plaintiff upheld on Appeal
Gray v. Two Rivers Psychiatric HospitalVerdict for the plaintiff
Sterling v. Manley, et al.Verdict for the plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Associates in Dispute Resolution CLE - co-author and presenterMedicare Liens in Personal Injury Recovery, co-author2015
National Business Institute - author, Powerpoint Presentation for CLERepresenting Your Client in Federal Court2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rockhurst UniversityAdjunct Professor: Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies 2010-20132015
Kansas City Kansas Community CollegeAdjunct Professor: Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies 2003-20132015
AWL-ETHIC ISSUESEthics Issues - Solo or Small Firm2010