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Sophia Rios manages the Firm’s San Diego office and practices in the Consumer Protection, Credit Reporting and Background Checks, and Antitrust practice groups. Sophia advocates on behalf of a broad range of clients, including HIV Prevention patients, persons wrongly reported as possible terrorists and drug traffickers when applying for credit, persons who receive unwanted marketing text messages, and people who were overcharged on foreign transactions when using their Visa or Mastercard debit and credit cards.

Before joining the Firm, Sophia was an associate in the litigation department of a large international law firm. She represented corporate and individual clients in consumer protection, complex commercial litigation, securities, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters. In her pro bono practice, Sophia assisted refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

Sophia is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion in law firms. She serves on the Firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force. Sophia has also participated in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinder Program.

While at Stanford Law School, Sophia served as an extern Legal Adviser in the Office of Commissioner Julie Brill at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Sophia co-founded the Stanford Critical Law Society, which serves as a student forum for the discussion of the relationship between law and race. Sophia was a Lead Article Editor for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal.

Before beginning law school, Sophia attended UC Berkeley and served as an intern on the White House Council of Environmental Quality. She is a first-generation college student and a San Diego native.

Credentials

Education:

Law School

Stanford Law School, JD

Undergraduate

University of California, Berkeley
-BS, 2009, distinction in the College of Natural Resources
-BA, 2009, distinction in general scholarship

Honors & Awards:

2023 The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch


Pro Bono Publico Award, Casa Cornelia Law Center, October 2020


San Diego Top 40 Under 40 Business Professionals, San Diego Daily Transcript, September 2020


Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellow


Admissions

Member – California Bar


Admitted – Northern District of California


Admitted – Southern District of California


Admitted – Central District of California


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