|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Partner||Minnis & Smallets LLP||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Lawless & Lawless||2004 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Northern District of California, Judge Claudia Wilken||2002 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Sydney Thomas||2001 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & True, LLP||2000 - 2000|
|Law Clerk||Fair Employment & Housing Commission||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member of Legislative Committee||N/A|
|Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section||Executive Committee Secretary||N/A|
|Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association||Executive Committee||N/A|
|Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center||Workers' Rights Clinic Volunteer Attorney||N/A|
|California Employment Law Reporter||Disability Discrimination Under the FEHA||2001|
|California Employment Law Reporter||The Current State of California Retaliation Law: A Plaintiff's Perspective||2000|
|Berkeley Women's Law Journal||Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: A Victory for Gay and Lesbian Rights?||1999|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Swarthmore College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|San Mateo County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Litigating a Sexual Harassment Case: The Plaintiff's Perspective||2015|
|Alameda County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Complex Leave Laws Applicable to California Employees||2014|
|AIDS Legal Referral Panel Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Employment Issues Facing Clients with HIV/AIDS||2014|
|Bar Association of San Francisco Continuing Legal Education Seminar||MSJ From All Angles: Summary Judgment in CA Employment Cases||2013|
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Sonya Smallets is an amazing lawyer!
She is an expert in her line of work and knows how to communicate very well. She explains the details of the process in an easy to understand way. She took the time to answer all of the (many) questions I had. This made an otherwise stressful process a little less daunting.
I trust her judgement and her as an individual. She is very easy to work. Most importantly, she gets the job done!
Jeannette Vaccaro, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Sonya is incredibly intelligent and thoughtful. She has a deep understanding of employment law issues and her legal analysis skills are unparalleled. Beyond that, she is a wonderful person. Her concern for her clients and passion for her work really shines through.