For over twenty five years, Sigrid has worked closely with individual clients to help them reach the best obtainable solution for their legal problems.
As an attorney with Sedgwick LLP, a San Francisco based firm that grew to have international offices during her more than twenty years with the firm, Sigrid defended hundreds of depositions, and prepared for and argued at over a hundred court hearings. After opening her own practice in 2014, she continued to represent individuals and nonprofits, provided full scope representation to a Mission District family facing eviction, and regularly volunteered as a pro tem judge in San Francisco Superior Court.
Sigrid has tried cases involving claims of personal injury, theft, product liability, breach of contract, professional negligence, medical malpractice, bad faith, conversion, undue influence, fraud, and more.
Experience in the San Francisco Superior Court.
As a pro tem, volunteer, judge since 2014, she has been assigned to handle calendars in the juvenile, civil discovery, and traffic courts, and has acted as a settlement judge in over forty unlawful detainer cases.
Additionally, as a research attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court right after law school, Sigrid assisted the court in criminal and civil cases, assisting the Law and Motion Department, the presiding judge, and the Appellate Department of the court. As a lawyer, she has appeared in the court to argue motions and to try cases.
Highly Rated by Judges and Other Lawyers
She has received the highest rating from her peers through Martindale Hubbell, with a rating of A.V. Pre-eminent.® This rating results from peer ratings in ethics, legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.
She was honored to be elected to the Executive Committee of the Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court in 2011, and has served on the Executive Committee since then. The Inn, whose founders included U.S. District Court Judges Charles Legge and Thelton Henderson, is dedicated to cultivating “the best qualities of the great trial advocates: honesty, courage, industry, judgment, eloquence, wit and fellowship.”
In 2011, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association appointed her as their General Counsel, and the Association elected her president in 2012. She continued to serve on the board of San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, an organization dedicated to social justice and civil rights, through 2015 in the role of General Counsel, coordinating the Association’s participation in amicus briefing in the right to marriage cases, and leading the Association’s efforts to support the application of Sergio C. Garcia as the first recognized undocumented California lawyer.
In 2013, following a nomination by San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, she received the Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, and in 2015, U.C. Hastings La Raza Law Students honored her with a Distinguished Alumni award. In 2014, civil rights leader Cruz Reynoso asked her to join the board of the Mario G. Obledo National Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. In 2014 she was appointed to the State Bar’s Committee on Administration of Justice. The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Judiciary Committee concluded she is well qualified to serve our community as Superior Court Judge.
Sigrid received her A.B. with high honors and distinction in general scholarship from U.C. Berkeley, and her law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, where she has served as an adjunct professor since 2010.