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Sonya A. Witt Senior Counsel PRINT FRIENDLY

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Ms. Witt began her career as a New York City litigator over 23 years ago by representing publicly traded corporate entities in complex litigations regarding securities transactions. Her trial experience has included defending medical device manufacturers in class actions and government agencies in employment discrimination lawsuits.

Ms. Witt has defended multi-national corporations in trials and hearings, including Smith Barney and Columbia Pictures in commercial litigations involving shareholder allegations of fraud and breach of contract.

Through her work in Family Law and domestic violence cases, she gained extensive trial and hearing litigation experience. Family Court cases allowed Ms. Witt to frequently take cases through multiple day trials and litigate evidentiary hearings several days of each week.

Ms. Witt is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in court.  Her volunteer work in legal matters began while she was in high school. She volunteered as a member of the Legal Aid Society of Harvard Law School and maintains a pro bono practice in child abuse cases.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

As a litigation attorney and trial counsel for several large law firms representing major insurance companies, as well as many smaller carriers, Sonya handled a variety of matters including mass tort cases involving surgical devices and genetically modified organisms; class actions on behalf of workers; and shareholder litigation defense.

PUBLISHED WORK AND LECTURES

Sonya’s thesis on the Indian Child Welfare Act was published in the U.S. Congressional Record.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIP

Sonya is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

 

Contacts

T/F 332-213-9470

switt@hickeysmith.com

1040 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 9C
New York, NY 10018

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Education

JD, Harvard Law School, 1996
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1991, Magna Cum Laude

 

Bar Admissions

New York

 

Court Admissions

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division