Education

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • B.A., Villanova University

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court (C.D. of CA)
  • U.S. District Court (E.D. of CA)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. of CA)
  • U.S. District Court (S.D. of CA)

Michaela L. Sozio

Partner

1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 450
Los Angeles, California 90067
T 310.203.4815
F 310.203.4850

PRACTICE FOCUS

Michaela Battista Sozio is an experienced litigator who primarily represents companies in commercial disputes. Michaela handles all types of complex litigation including directors and officers liability, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, product defect, employment, broker malpractice, and any other complex business litigation matters.

Michaela also routinely serves as monitoring counsel for complex claims involving intellectual property litigation, accounting, violations of TILA and RESPA, the subprime lending and mortgage crisis, claims regarding professional liabilities, bodily injury/property damage, products liability, toxic torts, and other complex litigation matters.

Michaela is also the co-chair of the firm’s professional training program for trial lawyers and is actively involved in the firm’s diversity initiative. Michaela is involved in the Business Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Michaela was selected for inclusion in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars®.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Member 
  • Italian American Lawyers Association, Member 
  • Defense Research Institute, Member 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Michaela is a frequent author and lecturer, and is a co-editor of Tressler’s Specialty Lines Advisory, a monthly newsletter for specialty lines clients.

A sampling of her presentations includes:
  • “Cyberliability Insurance Deconstructed” at Tressler’s “New World Insurance Issues | 2013 Seminar” in Los Angeles, October 10, 2013.
Michaela L. Sozio
Tressler LLP
1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 450
Los Angeles, California 90067
Phone 310.203.4815
Fax 310.203.4850