Sunena Sabharwal

Sunena Sabharwal

Attorney
Location:
Berkeley, California
Phone:
510-969-2109
Fax:
510-665-8778
Email:

Ms. Sabharwal has been an attorney for over twenty-three years, handling a wide range of matters in civil and family law. Her wide range of experience and breadth of knowledge in real estate, business, employment, family law, consumer, construction, and tort / personal injury matters, as well as her jury trial and court trial experience, provide useful insight into each practice area.

Her mission is to provide quality legal services using cost-effective, economical processes to achieve maximum benefit for the client.

She has represented individuals, developers, trucking companies, restaurants, businesses, real estate brokers, private institutions, contractors, executive and non-executive employees, employers, homeowners and children.

She has, either solely or in a major role with another attorney, obtained results that include:

  • $3.5 million settlement in a wrongful death / trucking accident
  • $1 million in child molest case
  • $850,000 settlement during trial for two molested children, against a private institution; $500,000 settlement for molested children against a public entity
  • $800,000 in product defect case
  • $700,000 in a defective tire / rollover case
  • $500,000 jury verdict against school district for failing to take action to prevent abuse
  • $400,000 settlement just before trial for child against a school district for harassment
  • $200,000 settlement for child injured on school grounds
  • Confidential settlement in favor of developer against major oil company for sale of contaminated property, which included clean up of property in addition to monetary damages
  • Verdict in favor of employer for claim of wrongful termination and slander
  • $300,000 verdict in favor of commercial tenant against commercial landlord for harassment
  • $340,000 slip and fall case at major department store
  • $237,500 settlement for head of Human Resources of a company for retaliation for investigating the CEO
  • Two settlements for two separate claimants for palimony / "Marvin" claims, each in excess of one million dollars; third for $750,000 which was one-half of the estate, settled half-way during trial. Numerous other settlements of "Marvin" claims.
  • Successful defense of palimony / "Marvin" claims
  • Complex divorce property division of foreign start-up corporation
  • Complex divorce support case involving medical evaluations, psychological testing, vocational assessments
  • Complex divorce case involving division of founder's stock options
  • Complex divorce property division in case involving more than 40 properties around the nation

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce-Including Complex Asset Division and Custody Matters
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Harassment In A Variety Of Contexts
  • Products Liability
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - June, 1990
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.A. - June, 1987
    • Honors: Graduated with Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • Founding Board Member of the South Asian Bar Association, Former Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Former Treasurer