Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sophia Wood Henderson: An all-star addition to the LLG team

At Levine Law Group, the success of each case we handle is dependent on the ability of our team to work efficiently, collaboratively and strategically. We work to produce the best possible work product because in law, a single mistake can lead to a huge loss. Sophia has been the perfect addition to this puzzle. Her keen attention to detail, combined with her excellent follow through and professional yet empathetic client contact -- compliment Ashley's ability to simplify complex legal problems and Erin's strong litigation technique. 

After attaining her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley, Sophia spent a summer studying Law in Colorado, completing legal research on the Yugoslavian war crimes against humanity for the defense on a case pending before the Hague. She later received her law degree from the University of San Francisco where she graduated with honors and obtained a Public Interest Law Certificate and a CALI "Excellence for the Future Award."

Sophia began her legal career as a law clerk with Justice Now, Bay Area Legal Aid, a private family law firm, the JusticeBus program and San Francisco Superior Court. While at Justice Now, her interest peaked in prisoner's rights and she published a law review article "Prisons as a Tool of Reproductive Oppression" in the Stanford Law Review. She also gained valuable experience in child custody matters and representing clients with complex mental health issues. 

Since graduating law school, Sophia has dedicated her practice of law fully to family law. She obtained employment with a small family law firm in San Francisco and San Mateo where she improved her advocacy, legal research and writing skills. 

Since joining the Levine Law Group, she has quickly risen from a part-time paralegal position, to an associate attorney -- partially due to pressure from client's to spend more time working with her and also because of her passion and dedication to family law. She has quickly become key to the LGBT aspect of the practice, assisting heavily with Donor / Assisted Reproduction Agreements, Second Parent Adoptions, Cohabitation Agreements, Marvin actions, Pre/Post-Nuptial and Transmutation Agreements. 

In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, musical sing-a-longs, fun runs, traveling, taking her cat to Dolores Park, and pretending she lives in warmer weather. 

We are beyond excited to welcome Sophia and are confident she is a rising star in the Bay Area legal arena. 

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