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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Matthew O'Laughlin, Sexual harassment Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
Amy Maloney, Sexual harassment Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2007||10/08/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2000||08/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers-Missouri & Kansas||2015|
|Of Counsel||Holman Schiavone, L.L.C.||2007 - Present|
|Adjunct Faculty||Rockhurst University||2010 - 2015|
|Adjunct Faculty||Kansas City Kansas Community College||2003 - 2015|
|Solo practitioner||Sophie Woodworth||2003 - 2007|
|Associate||Sanders & Simpson||2001 - 2003|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Missouri Court of Appeals||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Kansas Bar||Member||2007 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Association for Women Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Member||2000 - Present|
|Literacy Kansas City||Volunteer Tutor||2000 - 2001|
|DiStefano v. St. Gobain||Verdict for plaintiff upheld on Appeal|
|Gray v. Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital||Verdict for the plaintiff|
|Sterling v. Manley, et al.||Verdict for the plaintiff|
|See all legal cases|
|Associates in Dispute Resolution CLE - co-author and presenter||Medicare Liens in Personal Injury Recovery, co-author||2015|
|National Business Institute - author, Powerpoint Presentation for CLE||Representing Your Client in Federal Court||2014|
|University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Missouri, Kansas City||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Rockhurst University||Adjunct Professor: Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies 2010-2013||2015|
|Kansas City Kansas Community College||Adjunct Professor: Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies 2003-2013||2015|
|AWL-ETHIC ISSUES||Ethics Issues - Solo or Small Firm||2010|