|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2013 Top Lawyers in California||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Lead Counsel Rating||Lead Counsel||2013|
|CLAY Award (Attorney of the Year, Family Law)||California Lawyer Magazine||2012|
|The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||The State Bar of California||2009|
|Excellence for the Future Award - Arbitration||The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)||1996|
|Excellence for the Future Award - Securities Regulation||The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)||1995|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Professional Responsibility||Bancroft-Witney AmJur||1994|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Advanced Legal Writing||Bancroft-Witney AmJur||1994|
|Attorney/Owner||Law Offices of Sondra S. Sutherland||1999 - Present|
|Attorney||Sacks & Zweig||1998 - 1999|
|Research Attorney||L.A. County Superior Court||1997 - 1997|
|Attorney||Trope and Trope||1997 - 1998|
|Judicial Extern to Hon. Alex Kozinski||U.S. Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit||1996 - 1996|
|Judicial Extern to Hon. Norman L. Epstein||California Court Of Appeal||1995 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted to Practice||1999 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted to Practice||1997 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||1997 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity||Member||1996 - Present|
|Marriage of Gruen (2011) 191 Cal.App.4th 627||Reversed - prior orders revived (meaning app. $800K in additional support for the mother and 4 children)|
|In re Bankr. of Bush (Kipperman v. Sutherland), 356 B.R. 28 (Bankr. S.D. Cal. 2006)||Court validated my liens|
|Marriage of Lammers (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 1309||Changed the culture to make reading & ruling on the evidence & law the standard; statewide rules now replace local practices of this type|
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|Whittier Coll SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
Posted by Allison
Sondra is tenacious, assertive and highly knowledgeable. When I first spoke to her on the phone I knew she was the right attorney for my case. She spent her time explaining all of my options and advising me as to the best course of action with my best interest in mind.
She was always responsive to my calls and emails, regardless of what time it was and was diligent in keeping me informed. Sondra treated me as a person, not just another case.
I do believe that had I hired anyone other than Sondra, my situation would not have turned out as favorable as it did.
I highly recommend Sondra for any type of family law issue.
Posted by Greg
Sondra was the best lawyer I have ever had the pleasure to work with. My case was very intrigate, she was so prepared at trial even the other attorney who lost was so impressed he complimented her on a job well done. I still talk about that case to others and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants the best in the business.
Posted by Patrick
Sondra represented me during a very contentious divorce, and her calm demeanor and strong legal acumen helped all involved parties to stay focused on the issues and fashion a solid agreement that has worked to safeguarded the interests of our two children. As a result, I would strongly recommend Sondra to anyone that desires to have exceptional representation when they enter into a legal dispute.
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