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 represents companies in commercial disputes, employment-related matters, and other litigated matters. Michaela handles all types of complex litigation including copyright infringement, trademark infringement, employment (including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial harassment, etc.), construction defect litigation, product defect, broker malpractice, and any other complex business litigation matters. Michaela also handles the defense of catastrophic personal injury cases. 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 actively involved in the Business Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

From 2005 to 2009 Michaela was selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars® list. She has also been selected to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2012. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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