Sophia Achermann


Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • HarrisMartin, California Talcum Powder Litigation Conference, March 2017, Dana Point, CA
  • Your Client’s Workers’ Compensation Case’s Impact on Their Ancillary Legal Issues, CAAA April 2023
  • Document Management: Strategies to Maximize Case Efficiency and Trial Success, SFTLA September 2021
  • COVID-19’s Effects on Your Client’s Access to Medical Care, SFTLA March 2021
  • Trial Playbook in Light of Recent Changes: 3-Day Experts Rule, SFTLA December 2020
  • Document Management in Trial, SFTLA July 2020
  • Discovery 101: Written Discovery and Depositions, BASF October 2020
  • Advancing Your Cases During Shelter-In-Place, SFTLA April 2020
  • Technology in Trial, BASF June 2019
  • Balancing a Baby and Business Like a Warrior, SFTLA April 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a Rising Star by Superlawyers, 2009-2021

  • Public Justice Foundation, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2014

  • Northern California Superlawyer, 2022-2023

Past Experience

  • Trial Attorney, Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., 2008 to 2019

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judicial Extern


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, JD

    • Managing Editor, Journal of Law & Social Challenges; Associate Editor, USF Maritime Law Journal

  • University of California, Irvine

    • B.A. 2004

    • Major: Criminology, Law and Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

  • American Association for Justice, Member

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member

  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Member