Donnelly Nelson
Depolo & Murray Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Sonja M. Dahl

SonjaM.Dahl

Senior Associate
Location:
Walnut Creek, California
Phone:
925-287-8181
Fax:
925-287-8188
Email:
 
Ms. Dahl graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of California-Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 1987. Ms. Dahl specializes in complex legal analysis and writing in state and federal courts in California, and she has been with Donnelly Nelson Depolo Murray & Efremsky since its inception. She has focused on defending medical malpractice actions for over 20 years. Ms. Dahl is admitted to practice before the Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has briefed and argued appeals in the Ninth Circuit, as well as the California Courts of Appeal. She has taught Legal Writing and Research at Hastings College of the Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Complex legal analysis and writing in state and federal courts in California
 

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor, 1987
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.A., Theatre Arts, 1984

Published Cases

  • Essex Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2010) 186 Cal. App. 4th 1513 
  • Bryant v. Adventist Health (9th Cir. 2002) 289 F.3d 1162 

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Instructor, Legal Writing and Research at Hastings College of the Law, 1994 - 1997

Our Office

Donnelly Nelson Depolo & Murray,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 239
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-287-8181
Fax: 925-287-8188
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