Sochima Vincent’s practice primarily focuses on asbestos/toxic tort, employment, and general liability matters. Sochima handles all aspects of pre-trial litigation including pleadings, discovery, and law and motion.
Before Sochima joined Walsworth, she worked as an employment litigation law clerk where she developed litigation strategies, conducted research, and communicated with opposing counsel. While in law school, Sochima clerked for a corporate immigration firm where she prepared responses to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s requests for evidence of qualification for employment-based permanent residency. She also clerked for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office where she drafted oppositions to motions to withdraw pleas, motions to dismiss, and motions to seal and destroy arrest records; reviewed discovery materials; assessed case files to determine if there was sufficient cause; conducted legal research; and determined the constitutionality of compelling defendants to take a survivor-sensitive medical examination.
Sochima is fluent in Igbo and has intermediate fluency in both oral and written Spanish.
- Obtained favorable rulings in response to Oppositions to Motions to Withdraw Plea.
- Engaged in substantial case preparation work, eventually leading to favorable settlements.
Sochima graduated from Loyola School where she served as Vice President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). She was also a mentor for Loyola’s award-winning Judge Stephen O’Neil Trial Advocacy Mentoring Program (“Young Lawyers Program”) where she worked with high school students from low-income Los Angeles communities to prepare them for mock trials and expose them to the benefits of obtaining an advanced degree. Before law school, Sochima attended Loyola Marymount University, where she double majored in Political Science and Spanish and minored in Philosophy.
In her spare time, Sochima enjoys hiking, traveling, trying out new brunch locations, and spending time with family and friends.