Sonia Montalbano2020-01-31T17:48:15+00:00

Sonia Montalbano

Attorney

Licensed in Oregon & Washington

Education
J.D., Lewis and Clark Law School
B.A., Hunter College, magna cum laude

Awards
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Oregon, 2019
The American Lawyer – Lawyers of Disctinction, 2020 Selection

Current Associations
Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court – President
Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
Oregon Women Lawyers
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Workplace Taskforce – Policy Committee Co-Chair

Authorships
Advocacy and Ethics and ADR in Oregon, Co-Author
Oregon State Bar Authority for Lawyers

Sonia Montalbano

Attorney

For over 20 years Sonia Montalbano has counseled individuals and companies of all sizes in the areas of employment and business law, with an emphasis on litigation in both state and federal courts.  Having represented both employers and employees, she understands the thought process of all sides in a matter, allowing her to provide practical and effective solutions, and to avoid unnecessary and unwanted complications.  She has also litigated and testified as an expert witness on the issue of attorney fees in fee disputes and served as an arbitrator in numerous cases. Her experience provides an expansive knowledge base, allowing her to practice employment and business law with distinction.  Ms. Montalbano offers informed and comprehensive advice on all aspects of business, including, but not limited to wage and hour issues; handbook policies; contract negotiations; investigations into employee misconduct; non-competition agreements; severance packages; compliance with leave laws; and entity formation.

“Having represented both the Employee and Employer, I have a unique understanding of all sides of Business and Employment Law.”

Combining her skill in communication and desire to contribute to the community, Ms. Montalbano frequently performs as an auctioneer and emcee. Her contributions have assisted in raising over 1.5 million dollars for a number of non-profit organizations.