Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

6-7 years

Sondra R. Levine is the assistant general counsel for the aerospace business unit of UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems is a $12 billion, international company specializing in the design and manufacturing of parts for commercial, regional and military aircraft. In her role as assistant general counsel for aerostructures, Levine supports the business’ operations in California, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Washington, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, People’s Republic of China, Scotland, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

In addition to her work at UTC Aerospace Systems, Levine finds that teaching for the University of Phoenix allows her to combine her love of business and her passion for the law. There, Levine teaches business law courses on topics such as business formation/dissolution, the relationship between business and the legal environment, business situations for tort liability and defenses, the social responsibility of business practices, contracts and commerce, employment law, securities regulations and investor protections, and the laws protecting intellectual property. Levine is well-liked by her students and well-regarded by her colleagues.

Levine has been honored as one of Twenty Women Who Move San Diego by San Diego Metro Magazine. She has also been highlighted in The Daily Transcript’s Annual Law Week publication for her work in employment law. Levine has published multiple articles in the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, the Minnesota State Bar Publication, Hearsay, and various law firm and defense bar publications. She has also been a featured speaker at the San Diego Society of Human Resource Management’s Law Day Conference, and the Hoyle Cohen Executive Women’s Forum. 

Levine is a member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, the Welsh Inn of Court, and Lawyers Club of San Diego. This year, Levine is co-chairing the Lawyers Club Student Committee.  This role keeps Levine active in the San Diego legal community and involved at the law schools. Levine also mentors several law students and, when time permits, offers her time as a volunteer judge for law school mock trial and moot court competitions.  

Levine also volunteers as a mediator in community disputes for North County Life Line and the Small Claims Court. She has completed extensive training focusing on mediation and negotiation, earning certificates with the American Arbitration Association and credentialing through the National Conflict Resolution Center. 

Levine is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. She is married and is the mother of two daughters: Addison, age 6, and Charlotte, 8 months.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2013

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2013 Finalists

1-2 years

Ben Aguilar

Law Offices of Ben Aguilar

Jessica Blas

The Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Tyler Campbell

Foldenauer Law Group

Ben Coughlan

Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys

Michael Dallo

Dallo Law Group

Jeremy Evans

California Sports Lawyer

Michael Fullam

Parker Straus LLP

Kristen Gonzales Roberts

San Diego Law Firm

Melissa Laugle

Heggeness Sweet Simington & Patrico

Jing Li

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Aastha Madaan

Brownstone Law Group P.C.

Jacob Stipp

The Ellis Firm

Brooke Tabshouri

Fisher & Phillips

Geoff Thorne

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Alisha Wood

Law Office of G. Cole Casey

3-5 years

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Ankur Garg


Michael Healy

Fredrickson, Mazeika & Grant LLP

J. Patrick Hicks

Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP

Tim Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

John Landay

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Michael Leonard

San Diego Corporate Law

Jessica Mackaness

McKenna Long & Aldridge

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Caroline Perry

San Diego Padres

Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Scott Salmu

Salmu Law Firm APLC

Travis Stewart

Provide Commerce Inc.

6-7 years

Sigurd Carlson

Sempra Energy

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Greg Del Gaizo

Robbins Arroyo LLP

Heather Ferbert

Christensen & Spath LLP

Brian Findley

Mulligan & Banham

Angela Jae Chun

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

James Mann

Latham & Watkins

Lindsey Mercer

Law Offices of Lindsey B. Mercer

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Alexandra Selfridge

Law Offices of Kenneth N. Greenfield

Ashley Teague

Teague Law

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Harold Trimmer

Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch and Pott

Kyle Yaege

Galuppo & Blake

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Important Dates

Nominations Open September 11
Nominations Close October 31
Nominees Published November 8
Finalists Notified November 11
Sponsorship/Advertising December 9
Publication December 18



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Past Events

Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.