Sunena Sabharwal

Sunena Sabharwal

Berkeley, California

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


  • 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

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy