Industry Focus: Estate Planning, Kids Protection Planning, Asset Protection, Estate Tax Protection, Pet Trusts
Licensed In: California, USAContact Now
Sotera has been practicing since 2000. She started her career at a big firm, with offices around the country. She spent several years defending the country’s largest generic drug manufacturer in cases across the US. She basically did not see the light of day she was working so much. She knew that was not the life she wanted for herself. She moved to a smaller firm where she spent several years defending big name car manufacturers in lemon law cases. While she was there, she had her daughter, Sophia, who completely changed Sotera's perspective on life and what was important to her. Sophia made Sotera want to do good in the world; to make a difference in people’s lives. She didn’t feel like she was making a difference in people’s lives pushing paper for the manufacturers. It was very transactional, not personal at all. That bothered Sotera. She had to really think about what she wanted for her career and life and even though she was making good money and she loved the people she worked with, she took a leap of faith to follow her heart and opened her own law office. Sotera switched sides in lemon law and started representing consumers. She now gets to feel great about her work being able to help every day people change their predicament.
During all this time, some 20 years, Sotera also did estate planning for military members as a JAG. Sotera always enjoyed helping to protect military members and their families so she decided that now that she had her own office, she would continue helping families and made sure estate planning was part of our practice. Thinking about her life and her daughter and what would happen if something happened to Sotera, scared the crap out of her. Having kids just changes your perspective on life. Kids have a special place in Sotera's heart and caring for them and providing for them means a lot to her personally. She is passionate about making sure kids are protected, parents have peace of mind, and loved ones stay out of court and out of conflict.
We protect families and their legacies by helping them plan for the unexpected.