Sofia focuses her practice on product liability litigation, primarily in tobacco litigation and also pharmaceutical and medical device litigation matters.
After graduating with an undergraduate degree in psychology, Sofia earned her J.D. from Florida International University College of Law, where she was editor in chief for the FIU Law Review and an associate editor for the African Journal of Legal Studies. For her efforts in these roles, she received the FIU Law Faculty Recognition Award, the FIU Law Review Dean’s Award and recognition for outstanding service to the African Journal of Legal Studies. While in law school Sofia also served in judicial internships for the Hon. Jose E. Martinez, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where she reviewed procedural history and researched case law to draft memoranda and orders; the Hon. Norma Lindsey, Florida Third District Court of Appeal, where she evaluated petitions for certiorari and extraordinary writs; and the Hon. Adalberto Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where she analyzed appellate standards and determined whether cases should be heard en banc.
During the course of her education, Sofia completed the Diversity & Inclusion: Foundations and Strategies Certificate Program from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Before attending FIU Law, Sofia served as a cultural ambassador at the Spanish Ministry of Education in Vigo, and later Madrid, Spain, where she taught English language classes to elementary and high school students.
The Two Percent: How Florida’s Capital Punishment System Defies the Eighth Amendment, FIU Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 515, 2021.