Adriana Raquel Sanchez is a litigation associate in the Special Districts practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP. Ms. Sanchez practices in many areas of civil litigation where she represents both public entities and private clients in state and federal court. She is experienced in handling construction litigation matters, contract disputes and eminent domain litigation. She also has experience handling administrative hearings for public agencies.
Ms. Sanchez is a San Diego native. In 2007, she received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. At USD, she was vice president of USD La Raza Law Students and was a member of the Women's Law Caucus. Ms Sanchez studied at the USD Law Center for Comparative Studies in Mexico City and was a legal intern at both a barrister's chambers in London, England and an international law firm in Barcelona, Spain.
Ms. Sanchez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University, with an emphasis in Comparative Political and Historical Analysis and a minor in Italian language. She was named to both the National Dean's List and the Stanford El Centro Chicano Dean’s List in 2003 and 2002. She spent a semester in Florence, Italy, where she studied European Politics and history. At Stanford, Ms. Sanchez was an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Beta Eta Deuteron Chapter, was vice president of the Inter-Sorority Council and was active in community service. She speaks fluent Spanish and Italian, and is conversational in French.
Ms. Sanchez is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court Chapter #9, the American Bar Association, San Diego La Raza Lawyers, and the San Diego Lawyer's Club. She is a participant in the LEAD San Diego Impact Class of 2013. Ms. Sanchez formerly sat on the Downtown YMCA board of directors as the Outreach & Programs Committee chair. She volunteers for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and the Juvenile Book Club through the Girls Rehabilitation Facility of San Diego Juvenile Hall.
Ms. Sanchez is a strong supporter of pro-bono legal advocacy. She has successfully represented victims of torture and religious persecution who were seeking asylum in the United States. In 2012, Ms. Sanchez was awarded the State Bar of California Wiley Manual Award for her volunteer service.