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University of California at Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science, Political Science, 1992
Whittier Law School, Los Angeles, CA Juris Doctor, 1995
State Bar of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Sonali Olson is the managing attorney of the firm and is an experienced trial attorney with twenty years’ experience as a litigator. Sonali has defended numerous high profile cases with impressive results. A native of Sri Lanka, who put herself through college and law school, Sonali is determined, relentless and effective. Sonali’s practice includes defending insureds in serious and high stakes matters. She is seasoned by trial, arbitrations and mediations throughout the State of California. Her representative carrier clients know exactly what they will get when Sonali is on the file. She will evaluate, investigate, inform, strategize and set the stage for successful resolution by trial, summary judgment or settlement.
Sonali has spent almost her entire career at Norton & Melnik, and she has built a team of lawyers, paralegals and staff that competently and efficiently bring matters to conclusion. Throughout her career, Sonali has defended a diverse range of clients in numerous complex civil litigation matters involving all types of catastrophic high exposure damages such as wrongful death, brain injury, and other serious injuries. She represents insurance companies, manufacturers, property owners, contractors, gyms, religious institutions, cemeteries, adult and youth day care facilities and schools, high profile individuals, and transportation services in state and federal courts. She focuses her practice on handling matters such as personal injury and wrongful death cases, product liability cases, employer liability, premises liability and construction accidents, negligent security, and automobile and trucking accidents.
Sonali’s interests outside of the office are traveling and time with family. She is married with two wonderful teenagers who keep her on her toes.