Press Release | 01.11.18

Walnut Creek, CALIF., January 11, 2018 – Archer Norris announced today that effective January 1, 2018, Jocelyn M. Soriano, resident in the firm’s Walnut Creek office, has joined the partnership. Her trial practice includes litigation of mass and complex environmental and toxic tort claims, with an emphasis on asbestos-related products liability and premises liability.

“Jocelyn’s experience and knowledge strengthen our core Litigation and Toxic Tort practices, and she epitomizes the firm’s commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients,” commented Managing Partner Doug Straus. “I know Jocelyn will be instrumental to the firm’s continued success. I am proud to have her join the Archer Norris partnership.”

In her seventeen years of practice, Jocelyn has managed over 2000 toxic tort cases and has taken dozens of cases to trial, many of which resulted in completely favorable outcomes for her clients. Deeply committed to diversity in the legal profession, Jocelyn actively participates in the firm’s Diversity Committee, helping to develop programs to promote and embrace the diversity of our firm.  She is a member of Archer Norris's Women in Business Advisory Board, committed to creating an environment where women can grow professionally, develop successful careers, and flourish as leaders within the firm and in our communities. Jocelyn is also an active Discovery Facilitator for the Contra Costa County Superior Court, mediating discovery disputes in a variety of cases including breach of contract, property disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and other civil matters. Jocelyn received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

About Archer Norris

A leading California law firm, Archer Norris PLC has 75+ attorneys admitted to practice in 12 states. The firm focuses on tort defense and business law from four strategically located offices throughout California and wherever our clients need us.

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