Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Partner

sonia.carvalho@bbklaw.com

Tel: (949) 263-2603

Location(s)

At a Glance

Sonia serves as city attorney for the City of Santa Ana.

She advises on all aspects of municipal law, but focuses on land use, ethics, open government and elections law.

She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.
 

Sonia R. Carvalho is a partner in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP. She serves as city attorney for the City of Santa Ana. She also served as city attorney of Claremont (1999-2017), Azusa (1998-2012), Colton (1998-2001) and Yorba Linda (2001-2010). 
 
As general counsel to municipal corporations, Sonia advises on all aspects of municipal law, but focuses on land use, ethics, open government and elections law.

Sonia is a frequent speaker on topics related to ethics, the Brown Act and land use issues. She instructs on various Continuing Education of the Bar land use and real estate courses, and writes and speaks on the topic of medical marijuana and land use regulation.

During law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the Chicano-Latino Law Review. Sonia is admitted to practice in the State of California.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law J.D.
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A. cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa


Community Involvement

  • West End Legal Aid Clinic (volunteer legal services)
     

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