As a military child, Sophia was afforded the opportunity to live in several different states and countries, including Hawaii, Rhode Island, and the Republic of Korea, which helped her appreciate the diversity of many cultures. Her father served in the military for thirty-five years, shaping who Sophia is today. Watching her father serve for the United States Army throughout her childhood instilled a sense of service and justice. Sophia’s mother enforced those values through her strong faith and community service as a strong military spouse raising two daughters.
Sophia graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. While in law school, Sophia was a member of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, where she served as Associate Editor. Sophia was passionate about the blatant injustices of our “justice” system, which led her to dedicate a year to writing a law review comment about how the criminal justice system discriminates against indigent individuals, especially minorities. Her legal comment was among a select few student articles chosen for credit with honors. A portion of her comment won third place in the SAAACF Social Justice Writing Competition in 2021.
Sophia began her career as a legal assistant for the Law Offices of Tim Powers in 2017. Once admitted to law school, she transitioned to a law student intern for the Law Offices of Tim Powers. She continued to learn and develop her criminal law knowledge during her second summer of law school when she interned with the Denton County District Attorney’s office in Denton, Texas, under the Felony Family Violence Unit. During Sophia’s final semester of law school, she was a student attorney for St. Mary’s Criminal Law Clinic, where she practiced the skills she learned and reached two dismissals.
Sophia is a passionate advocate for her client’s rights and enjoys using her litigation skills to provide quality, aggressive, and compassionate representation to the citizens of her community.