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Attorney: Roni Sokol

sokol_headshot-2015Roni Sokol, Esq. is the founder and owner of The Sokol Law Firm. She has two decades of large firm experience representing and defending insurance companies and their policyholders as well as litigating general civil disputes in both Ohio and California. In addition, she has worked in-house for one of the largest insurance companies in the country managing severe bodily injury claims in litigation. Based upon that experience, Ms. Sokol has an intimate understanding of the claims process and how insurance adjusters evaluate cases. She knows what the insurance companies are required to do when you make a claim and when their actions constitute a breach of contract and/or a breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. She knows how much a claim is worth and what the insurance companies will likely pay to resolve the claim. She knows how to negotiate the best possible settlements and will not hesitate to take a case to trial in order to obtain exceptional results for her clients.

Education

Southwestern University School of Law – Los Angeles, CA
Juris Doctor – 1995
*Law clerk to the Honorable Judges Judith C. Chirlin and C. Bernard Kaufman  Los Angeles County Superior Court (1994)
*Law clerk for the licensing division of the Department of Justice – California Attorney General in Los Angeles, CA (1993)

UCLA – Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology – 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the State of California – 1995; Bar No. 178139
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio – 2006; Bar No. 0081329*
  • United States District Courts for all Districts of California
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit- Ohio

*Bar exam score in the Top 25% of all 2006 Bar passers in the State of Ohio.

Activities/Volunteerism

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Lawyer/Client Fee Dispute Resolution Committee; Arbitrator (2013)
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland; Volunteer Attorney
  • Ohio Association of Justice (OAJ); Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Member