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Nicole  Sornsin

Nicole Sornsin's practice is concentrated in commercial litigation with experience in construction litigation, financial services litigation, and general business torts and contract-related disputes.  Her construction litigation practice includes the representation of general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in performance and payment disputes, contract termination matters, mechanics’ and materialmen's lien foreclosures, surety bond claims, registrar of contractors' administrative proceedings and bid protests.  Nicole’s financial services litigation practice includes the representation of national banks involving various contract and tort claims, lender liability claims, and Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) issues. She has successfully defended clients in both federal and state court, as well as in administrative proceedings.

Nicole is also currently participating as one of  twenty-four attorneys in a year-long inaugural program sponsored by the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel entitled “Ladder Down” through the AADC’s Women’s Initiative to promote Leadership Empowerment, Business Development, Marketing and Mentoring for emerging leaders among women attorneys in our community.

Education

  • William & Mary School of Law (J.D., 2009)
    • Study Abroad Program, Madrid
  • Arizona State University (B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, summa cum laude, 2006)
    • Barrett Honors College Graduate
    • Dean's List
    • President's Scholarship

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Construction Law Section, YLD Representative (2012)
  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Phoenix Chapter, Member

Representative Presentations & Publications

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, Business Litigation (2014)

Community Involvement

  • Blistered Whiskers, Volunteer and Foster Parent (no-kill organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of street kittens)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Auxiliary Board Member

Other Professional Experience

  • United States Attorney's Office, District of Arizona, Law Clerk (2007)
  • Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program, Scottsdale, AZ, Intern (2005)

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