Sophia is an Associate Attorney at Weaver, Bennett & Bland. She focuses her practice on business law and civil litigation. Her interest in the law began at a young age as she watched 3 generations of attorneys in her family before her. Her experiences in undergrad and law school illustrated how business law is a tool to uplift community members and a field where she could utilize her creativity.
After Sophia graduated from American University, she worked as a paralegal while volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in her hometown. She then went on to attend Wake Forest University School of Law. While at Wake, Sophia was an Articles Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review, competed with the AAJ trial team, and received the Dean Suzanne Reynolds Award for achieving the highest grade in “Coded Governance: Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Cryptoventures.” She ran the “Know Your Rights” pro bono project, hosted free Brake Light Clinics and the Winston Salem Community Night, and planned a trip to Dilley, Texas for Wake law students to volunteer at an immigration detention center. As a result of her work in the community, she amassed nearly 200 pro bono hours and received the 2020 Smith Anderson Award for pro bono service. She was also involved with both the Black Law Student Association and the Latino Law Student Association, and interned with Legal Aid of Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Sophia participated in Wake’s Business Law Clinic where she worked with community members to form their businesses and start-ups, assisted clients with protecting their intellectual property, and helped problem-solve to plan for the business’s future.
Hometown: Rochester, NY
I’m a huge fan of: the Buffalo Bills and a good laugh
Favorite Food: all of it!
I value: hard work and loved-ones.
I spend my free time: boxing, playing soccer, and scoping out the next restaurant to feature on my food blog.
As a child I feared: bad things happening to the people I loved
Why I enjoy business law and litigation: I love working with community members, hearing their ideas, and helping them achieve their goals with creative solutions – whether that is in the courtroom or in the office.