Big waves, and big divorce litigation have a few things in common. They can be intimidating, you need to watch your step because a wipeout can come at any time, and Sonya is capable of handling both.
Sonya is no stranger to big waves. When you grow up in Hawaii you get use to the ocean. Sonya is no stranger to big litigation. When you grow up with a father who is a public defender, and divorce lawyer you learn to handle lawsuits.
Sonya graduated from Baldwin High School (in Hawaii it’s important to know which high school you graduated from). She went on to University of Oregon to earn a degree in political Science with a minor in business administration, and then to William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii. She is admitted to practice law in Hawaii, Indiana (inactive), and Nevada.
Married for seven years and has two boys; Joey and Jenson
Interned for Senator Daniel K. Inouye in Washington DC
Big Oregon Ducks football fan. Life without Chip Kelly has been hard.
Learning to play golf. Can’t believe how frustrated you can get at a little white ball
Is an NPR news junkie. The commercials are the best part.
Most Memorable Case?
In law school I was a research assistant for my family law professor. We helped a senior get divorced from his wife who had abandoned him. He was forced to live in a retirement facility, and couldn’t afford an attorney. We helped with the paperwork, and the filing. He was so pleased someone was able to help him.