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16870 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 400

San Diego, CA 92127

Free Case Review

1 (855) 96-LEMON

Why Choose Us

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FREE case review
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FREE attorney services​
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18+ years experience
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settled hundreds of cases
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experienced trial attorney
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former attorney for manufacturers​
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personal touch
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responsive
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licensed by the California State Bar
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efficient
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trustworthy
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Recognized as one of the “Best of the Bar” by San Diego Business Journal (2017)

About The Firm

The LAW OFFICES OF SOTERA L. ANDERSON is dedicated exclusively to serving the lemon law needs of California residents.

 

Our goal is two-fold: to obtain the best outcome for you as quick as possible and to provide a stellar customer experience. We understand that in today’s society, especially in California, you need reliable transportation to live – to get to work, to take care of children and elderly parents, to run to the grocery store. This is why we strive to resolve lemon law cases as quickly as possible to lessen the disruption in your life.
Before protecting consumers, our founding and principal attorney, Sotera L. Anderson, gained valuable experience representing manufacturers and dealers. This is your advantage. She knows in the ins and outs of the California Lemon Law. She knows what manufacturers look for when evaluating cases. She’s tried cases for manufacturers. She has a good rapport with manufacturers, dealers, and their counsel. They know from experience that she means business and has the skills, knowledge, experience, and personal conviction to bring justice for her clients, even if that means taking the case to trial.
Ms. Anderson left the world of big law firm life representing manufacturers because at the end of the day, instead of feeling like she was doing good in the world and changing the lives of everyday people in a positive way, she felt empty and unfulfilled. For many years, she witnessed consumers, like you, being taken advantage of…by their own lawyers (some who have never even spent any meaningful time in a courtroom) for their own monetary gain, leaving the consumer in their lemon for far more time than is necessary or warranted. She vowed to be the true voice of consumers.  She is committed to spending the rest of her career making positive changes in the lives of consumers who are suffering with their lemons.
When you come to our lemon law attorney, rest assured that you will not be pawned off on an assistant, a paralegal, or lowly associate with little experience.  Ms. Anderson will personally handle your lemon law needs.
Let us help you.  Contact us today.

Founder’s Resume

You should know who you are hiring.  Most attorneys do not show potential clients their resume, leaving you to wonder what kind of experience they really have to represent you and what kind of lawyer (and person) they really are.  Not us.  Below is Ms. Anderson’s resume.  You can see that she is not only an experienced attorney, but she gives back to younger lawyers and her community as well.

EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSION
JD, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
Academic Achievement Award for Trial Practice.
Gafford Moot Court Trial Team.
BA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
CA State Bar # 211025.  Admitted to practice before all California state and federal courts, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and Court of Criminal Appeals for the Air Force.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Founder and Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson, San Diego, CA
-Protects the rights of consumers against manufacturers and dealers who have sold or leased them lemons in both state and federal court.
Senior Counsel, Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, San Diego, CA
-Defended product manufacturers, from manufacturers of automobiles to industrial equipment to pharmaceuticals, in products liability lawsuits in both state and federal court.  Also represented automotive manufactures in a host of lemon law / breach of warranty claims brought under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, Magnuson-Moss Act, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
Associate Attorney, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA
-Law firm with 800+ attorneys, 20 domestic offices and 7 international affiliates
-Associate; Legal File Clerk/Law Clerk; Assistant to Regional Managing Partner
-Served as National Coordinating Counsel for country’s largest store brand over-the-counter drug manufacturer.
-Supervised, managed and handled complex multi-district pharmaceutical litigation
California Air National Guard, 163d Attack Wing, March Air Reserve Base, CA    
PUBLISHED OPINIONS
Qualcomm, Incorporated v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (March 25, 2008) Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, State of California
MEMBERSHIPS
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA
-Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (’17-present)
-Member (’01-present)
SAN DIEGO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
-General Civil Litigation Section, Vice-Chair (’09), Chair (’10)
-Member (’01-present)
PAN ASIAN LAWYERS OF SAN DIEGO
-Member (’15-present)
-Board of Directors (‘16-present)
-MCLE Chair (’17)
-Annual Dinner Committee (’15-present)
-Mentor/Mentee Program (’17-’18)
CONSUMER ATTORNEYS OF CALIFORNIA (’17-’18)
LAWYERS CLUB OF SAN DIEGO (’07-’17)
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED LAW FIRMS
-Emerging Leaders Committee
  –Secretary (’13-‘15)
  –Social Networking Subcommittee Chair (’13-’17)
-Products Liability Practice Area Committee, Membership Subcommittee Chair(‘14-’16)
LOUIS M. WELSH AMERICAN INNS OF COURT (’08-’11)
DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (’06-’07)
VOLUNTEER WORK
SAN DIEGO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
-Children at Risk Committee, Mock Trial Program; Porter Readers Program (‘08-‘10)
-Mentor/Mentee Program (’07-‘10)
-Coastal Clean-Up (’07)
CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW
-Trial Team Coach (’01-‘02)
-Moot Court Competition Judge (‘01)
RADY’S CHILDREN HOSPITAL
-Volunteer (’15-present)
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER PROM for Special Needs Kids
-Volunteer and Fundraiser (’14-’18)
COUTURE FOR A CAUSE
-Volunteer and Fundraiser for charities that benefit children (’17)
PTA
-President (’18-’19)
-Executive Vice President (’17-’18)
-Parlimentarian (’16-’17)
-Member (’16-present)
PRESENTATIONS
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Deborah A. Cumba, Nuts & Bolts Series: Taking Expert Depositions, San Diego County Bar Association and Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (June 16, 2017)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Deborah A. Cumba, Robert C. Rodriguez, Deposition 201: The Basics for Defending Depositions, San Diego County Bar Association and Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (August 18, 2016)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, James P. Leonard, Cost Effective Strategies in Handling Lemon Law Cases (June 17, 2016)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Robert C. Rodriguez, Deposition 101: The Basics, San Diego County Bar Association and Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (April 5, 2016)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Ethical Leadership, Enlisted Development Course, 163d Attack Wing, March Air Reserve Base (2015)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Lemon Law 101, Los Angeles Air Force Base Legal Office (2015)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Jessica A. Chasin, Jocelyn Hannah, Organization and Case Management, Wilson Turner Kosmo (2014)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Robert A. Shields, Handling Breach of Warranty Cases, Wilson Turner Kosmo (2014)
PUBLICATIONS
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Taking Expert Depositions, The Daily Journal (June 19, 2017)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, Didn’t Learn How To Defend Depositions In Law School? Not To Worry, The Daily Journal (August 12, 2016)
  • Sotera L. Anderson, The Basics of Taking a Deposition, The Daily Journal (March 28, 2016)
AWARDS & ACCOLDAES
-Best of the Bar (1 of 100 recognized), San Diego Business Journal, 2017
-Top Attorney Nominee, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2010, 2012, 2015
PERSONAL
Enjoys: spending time with family, making jewelry, yoga, golfing, snowboarding, cooking, traveling

Email

Sotera@calemonlawattorney.com

Phone & Fax

PH. 1 (855) 96 – LEMON

Fax. (844) 365-4337